Citizens’ Voice works in countries where young people form the vast majority of the population. In restrictive settings where freedom of expression is limited, young people lack access to reliable, trusted information and alternative points of view on sensitive topics, needs and aspirations.
They also lack opportunities to participate in public debate. As a result, young people are divided and disempowered to challenge existing socio-cultural norms, make informed decisions, and influence formal and informal decision-making.
Digital media for change
Applying a user-centred approach and persuasive storytelling, we create and maintain digital platforms offering safe spaces where young people from across political, ethnic, racial, regional or religious divides can come together in a way which is often impossible in the offline space.
On our platforms young people can access and engage with pluralistic, reliable information and perspectives on sociocultural norms and values, youth needs and aspirations. In our digital communities they can discuss what is important to them, collectively envision the future, and connect to influential actors.