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Share your story!

UNICEF Youth Advocacy Guide: Call for stories

Have you ever done something publicly to take action on an issue, cause or policy?

We want to hear your story!

We are looking for stories about active African youth citizens, young people who have taken on an issue and tried to make a positive difference in their communities by advocating for change and gathering support.

We are looking for a broad range of stories about youth involved in different social, economic and environmental areas. This could include environmental awareness, climate change related activities, human rights, gender rights, economic development or any other related topic you think is important and relevant today.

These stories will help us put together a guide for other young people, equipping them with the knowledge and experience to effect change in their own communities. The most powerful stories will also be shared through our youth networks, documenting the important work that youth are doing across the globe.

Tell us your story and help to inspire youth activism across the continent!

Eligibility and Deadline

Write your story - Instructions

Your story should be between 750 - 1500 words. We have included four possible parts for your story below. Some parts of your story might be longer, and it is ok not to include a section if you haven’t done as much in that area. You can share photos, videos, artwork, poems or songs together with your story submission to


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