To achieve this goal, we strengthen the leadership and advocacy capacities of youth and youth organizations. Promoting the participation and inclusion of youth is a fundamental issue in Guatemala, a country in which a large part of the population is young, and in which youth, particularly those from indigenous communities, are excluded and marginalized. ICCO Cooperation develops this project in partnership with Kerk in Actie, CNV Internationaal and Wilde Ganzen. Local partners include Sociedad para el Desarrollo de la Juventud (SODEJU) in 2017 & 2018, Movimiento de Trabajadores Campesinos (MTC) in 2017 & 2018, Central General de Trabajadores de Guatemala (CGTG) in 2017 & 2018 and the Asociación Cristiana de Jóvenes (ACJ Guatemala) in 2017.
The objective of the Youth Empowerment and Inclusion project is to contribute to the construction of a favorable environment for the inclusion of voices and demands of youth in Guatemalan public policies.