This concept is very much related to meaningful youth participation – for CHOICE it means that young people are empowered to take up leadership roles in different areas of their lives, but especially in regards to claiming their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Examples of youth leadership include young people taking meaningful roles on a board, a delegation, becoming members of parliament or taking leading roles in different political parties and government, taking part in decision-making spaces, and of course starting or being a part of a youth-led spaces and organizations. Importantly, Youth Leadership is not as simple as just putting young people in leadership positions, young people should be empowered and given the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to take on this role. For example, young people (and the people they work with) often need capacity strengthening in different areas to ensure that they are able to participate meaningfully.
- See also:
- Flower of Participation,Meaningful Youth Participation