The Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) and World Obesity Federation (WOF) are pleased to present ‘Youth Voices in Health Advocacy Spaces: A Guide for You(th) in the Childhood Obesity Space’ , a new advocacy guide for young people who are ready (or have already started) to explore the world of advocacy, especially those who are interested in advocating for childhood obesity prevention and environments that prioritise and protect children’s health. The toolkit is also valuable for youth allies who are dedicated to supporting youth in their advocacy work.
‘As youth voices grow across the globe demanding urgent action on issues such as climate change, mental health, broken food systems – HCC is proud to be an organisation leading by example – empowering young people and providing a platform for youth-led activism. This guide is the first publication of Healthy Caribbean Youth and will serve to educate and inspire youth advocates across the Caribbean seeking to tackle unhealthy food environments and stem the rise in childhood obesity.’ –
Maisha Hutton, Executive Director, Healthy Caribbean Coalition
The toolkit provides an overview of advocacy, adopting a rights-based approach to advocacy work, developing an advocacy plan, case studies from youth organisations including Healthy Caribbean Youth, the youth arm of the HCC, as well as additional resources to guide related advocacy work.
Youth have been at the forefront of some of the world’s most pressing issues such as climate change and the need to restructure food systems. To continue to build and strengthen youth driven advocacy, we need to ensure that young people around the world are given the appropriate tools and information. This new guide is one tool that we hope will help these changemakers on their advocacy journey!
View download the toolkit here.
The Toolkit was launched on Tuesday November 23rd 2021, when the World Obesity Federation and Healthy Caribbean Coalition hosted a joint webinar “Let’s reimagine a better world: World Children’s Day 2021” read more.