|Since 2010, our regular conversations with the young people have illustrated that there is an increasing sense of marginalization, from the mainstream political processes experienced by the youth. They are consistently unable to find space in the political process or voice their concerns. Similarly, the youth face a lack of economic opportunities which negatively impacts their life trajectories and increases vulnerability.
The present state of affairs demands urgent attention at multiple fronts to ensure that the voice of the youth is heard and given due importance. There is a dire need to establish vibrant communication channels between young people and the political leadership in order to ensure meaningful participation of youth in the political process.
|In this context, a policy dialogue will be held titled: “Role of Political Parties in Promoting Youth Participation in Decision-making Processes” on 10 March 2016 in Muzaffarabad. A group of political leaders from major political parties of AJK have been invited to share their perspectives on the subject and interact with the youth. The details of the program are given below.
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