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IDAHOT 2015: Exploring sexuality and gender within national youth policies

As part of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia, this piece of research explores the prevalence of LGBTI rights, sexuality, gender, and sexual orientation in national youth policies. The looks for gaps and areas of future advocacy that campaign movements and organisations can build upon, against a background a major successes and fatal challenges for the global LGBTI community. By conducted a keyword search of all national youth policies and strategies, we reveal how limited the inclusion of LGBTI issues are within youth legislation.

UNFCCC Bonn, "Kick Big Polluters Out", 2015.

Bad Intentions? Influencing the New International Climate Agreement

The upcoming international climate agreement has been on the radar of the environmental governance discourse recently, with momentum building towards reaching an ambitious agreement to stave off dangerous climate change. As emphasis shifts to the national level, the youth climate movement – particularly YOUNGO – could have real influence in shaping a new global agreement. With the Pope on their side, can YOUNGO coordinate the local-global action effectively, and succeed against a history of COP failures?

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Creating the Youth Policy Fact Sheets: A technical perspective on the road to ninja

The is the first in a series of articles exploring the technical development of some of the features on youthpolicy.org. It is aimed at the technology community and is written for those interested in creating digital spaces and systems for storing and visualising data. We frequently see data presented in beautiful and exciting ways, but how is this made? How do we keep these fresh, up-to-date and accessible? Warning: Tech speak is abundant, but be brave and see the challenges we faced in creating our Fact Sheets landing page.