A GLOBAL YOUTH MOVEMENT? . .
Are we seeing the dawn of a global youth movement for peace and sustainable development?
If Australia is an example, the answer may be positive.
In Australia, the political landscape was changed radically in recent elections that saw young people turn out to vote in record numbers to address the issues they care about most: climate change, housing affordability and the rising cost of living. The electoral “greenslide” was made mostly of wins for seats that have the highest population of young people.
In other countries around the world, it is the new generation that has taken the lead for social change.