For too long, in public and private spaces, decisions have been made on behalf of, and in the name of adolescents and young people. Youth voices have been largely missing from the hallways of power, where youth agendas and policies are envisaged. It’s time this changed.
Over a 10-month period, more than 100,000 10-24-year-olds from across India were asked to identify what they consider the most important issues related to their health and well-being. The poll, conducted both in the field and online, was designed to give policymakers an understanding of what youth in India want when it comes to health-related policies and programs.
On 31st October Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3) released the findings of YouthBol poll, a ground-breaking campaign to highlight what the youth in India wants for their health.
India has a 35-crore strong segment of young people that carries immense power and conviction in determining the future of this country. For India to reap the benefits of this demographic dividend, we need to listen to their voice, understand their aspirations and respond to their needs.
First-of-its-Kind Poll Asks Indian Youths about Their Health Priorities
At an event today in New Delhi, the Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released the findings of a ground-breaking YouthBol (“voice of youth”) poll.
YouthBol – literally, the ‘Voice of the Youth’ – is a poll campaign launched in September 2018 by Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3) in association with its partner, the USAID’s Maternal Child Survival Plan Project. YouthBol is an effort to put adolescents and young people at the heart of the youth health and well-being agenda.