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LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy

 

Celebrating the launch of the Youth Consultation Report: Pride, Pals, and Perspectives


What
A celebration of pride, pals and perspectives from LGBTI+ young people in Ireland.

In 2017, as part of the the National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy, over 4,000 young people across Ireland contributed in consultations online and off.

The result of these consultations is theYouth Consultation Report, which we
are launching in December at this event.

The Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone, will launch the report, and members of our Youth Advisory Group will present findings from the report. As well as that, young LGBTI+ people from around the country will display
and present creative work relevant to their identities on the theme of pride, pals, and perspectives.

Check out what your LGBTI+ peers from around the country are up to, learn about the LGBTI+ Youth Strategy, get inspired by our speakers, hear what over 4,000 youth people who had their voices heard in the Youth
Consultation Report had to say. Be entertained and informed. Complimentary food will also be provided :)

Where
Dogpatch Labs at CHQ in Dublin 1

 

When
Saturday, December 9th, 12 noon - 4pm

Participate
We’re looking for individuals and groups to present work they have been doing in the area of LGBTI+ identity, activism, issues and conversation.
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has established a bursary scheme to assist people preparing work to present at this event.

Do you, your friends, or your youth group, college society, or club have something to say? You could access our bursary scheme to present work at this event; a video, a poster campaign, a piece of spoken word or theatre, an art project, a study, or any kind of demonstration of creativity that ties in with the theme of this event; pride, pals, and perspectives. Maybe it’s something you’ve been working on already or an idea that you’ve had that you’d love more people to engage with. We’re looking for creative and engaging work for you to share and for us to give a platform too.

Attend
Be part of this fun and exciting event by attending. Funding is also available for transport to the event, especially if you live outside Dublin. Meet LGBTI+ young people from around the country, discuss the issues relevant to you, and learn about our workon the LGBTI+ Youth Strategy.

Travel Bursary Application

Exhibition Bursary Application

Background to the National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy


The development of the LGBTI+ Youth Strategy is a key commitment for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in the Programme for Government (2016) and also makes a contribution towards the Government’s broader commitment to continue to strive for full inclusion of LGBTI+ people in Ireland.


An oversight committee, independently chaired by Una Mullally, has been established to oversee the development of the strategy. This committee comprises of representatives from government departments, LGBTI+ advocacy organisations and others with expertise relevant to the development of the strategy.


Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures, The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014-2020 provides a framework around which the strategy will be developed. There are five national outcomes identified in this framework for children and young people and they:

- are active and healthy, with positive physical and mental wellbeing.

- are achieving their full potential in all areas of learning and development.

- are safe and protected from harm.

- have economic security and opportunity.

- are connected, respected and contributing to their world.

The National Youth Strategy published in 2015 identifies LGBT young people as a specific group to be considered in the context of focused provision for marginalised young people. It is important to the development of the strategy that the voices and the experiences of young people are front and centre in forming the strategy – and the consultation phase will be a key part of this work.

Social Media

Social media has a major role to play in the development of the National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy in particular with regards to the engagement with young people and their families.
The strategy has two social media accounts, a Facebook and a Twitter.

There is a dedicated email box for the National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy, LGBTIyouthstrategy@dcya.gov.ie, for any questions and queries.
Links
Facebook facebook.com/National-Lgbti-Youth-Strategy-Ireland
Twitter twitter.com/LGBTYouthStrat
Email LGBTIyouthstrategy@dcya.gov.ie

 

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