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Movement for Democratic Change Youth Assembly calls for papers

03 Mar 2015 at 15:14hrs | Views
The MDC Youth Assembly notes that young people have been the worst victims of the political, economic and social decay Zimbabwe has gone through over the past 35 years.

This has continued despite the heroic and brave resistance from student movements, youth oriented civil society, youth assemblies of progressive political parties and the generality of the people of Zimbabwe.

It is the conviction of the MDC Youth Assembly that in order for the current generation of youths to make a meaningful contribution to the social, political and economic well-being of Zimbabwe a new NARRATIVE FOR YOUTH ACTIVISM must be pronounced especially at a time when the critical exercise of reconnecting with the heroic spirits of 1999 through MDC unification is underway.

This narrative should amongst other things look into;

a) Creating more spaces for trans-generational dialogue on a collective future

b) Whether or not it is enough for youth outside student activism to limit their social, political and economic activism to just demanding involvement /representation in respective fields

c) Identifying uncontested or virgin economic, political and social spaces that young people could occupy and develop without abandoning participation in mainstream issues

d) Achieving maximum possible participation of females cadres at all political levels

e) effective use of modern forms of communication for youth mobilisation . In light of the above the MDC Youth Assembly calls upon members, supporters and sympathisers of the MDC and of the general youth development agenda to submit papers with clear suggestions on how best to transform youth activism in Zimbabwe.

Submissions with a maximum of 1500 words (excluding tables, graphs, pictures etc) can be submitted by post mailing or hand delivered in sealed envelopes at MDC Offices nearest to the contributor or e-mailed to on or before Friday 13 March 2015.

The MDC Youth Assembly could , in future, use some of the contributions to facilitate debate and political education, therefore contributors requiring anonymity should either use pseudonyms or indicate in their contributions.

For further inquiries please feel free to WhatsApp, SMS or call Brighton Makunike (+263 772804135)

Source - Brighton Makunike
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