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Youth in Africa: participation and protection

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dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-17 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T05:06:57Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T05:06:57Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5587
dc.description.abstract Descriptions of young people are replete with antonyms, such as heroes and villains, and makers and breakers. These contrasts reflect deep ambivalence in social attitudes and actions that influence both opportunities offered to and challenges facing young people. In this introduction to the Special Issue of Africa Insight on Youth in Africa, we cover four topics. Firstly, we articulate tensions inherent in the concept of youth as reflected in issues related to protection of young people, on the one hand, and barriers to their participation, on the other. Secondly we briefly outline youth development, a framework that has evolved over the past two decades and which provides a conceptual framework for addressing youth issues in policy and programmes. Thirdly, we provide an overview of youth policy development in Africa, and we close with a description of two initiatives that have renewed the focus on young people, and especially the youth on the African continent. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.subject YOUTH DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.title Youth in Africa: participation and protection en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 37(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2007/08 en
dc.ResearchGroup Child, Youth, Family and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Africa Insight en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5095 en
dc.PageNumber 291-307 en
dc.outputnumber 3639 en
dc.bibliographictitle Richter, L. & Panday, S. (2007) Youth in Africa: participation and protection. <i>Africa Insight</i>. 37(3):291-307. en
dc.publicationyear 2007 en
dc.contributor.author1 Richter, L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Panday, S. en


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