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In a republic with 235 million inhabitants, 17,508 islands, 742 different languages and dialects, about 300 ethnic groups and approximately as many people under the age of 15 as the entire population of France, Transparency International (TI) Indonesia are rapidly reinvigorating the fight against corruption by empowering Indonesia’s youth to take their issue to scale. Read more »

Youth Demand To Have A Say In Fighting Corruption

Most corrupt countries have a large proportion of youth in the population. A big number of anti-corruption efforts are already operating in those states and there are surely more to come, but in most cases, youth seem to be left out of the fighting rings.

The members of Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network and young people participating in the 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference could not just sit and wait to be older to join the ranks.

They say, or even SHOUT, that they must be heard. That they have the right to participate. That they might get better, fresher ideas than the older generations.

Over the four days of the Conference, more and more youths are asking and demanding for their rights to the (mostly) older panelists. But it’s not enough, they’ve prepared their version of Bangkok Declaration.
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Video: What are participants going to do after they reach back home?

What are participants going to do after they reach back home to fight against corruption?

Video- Who inspired you to fight against corruption?

Today, I asked a question to some participants: Who inspired you to fight against corruption? I find their answers very inspiring. That’s why i am posting this video.

I look forward to read your view as well. Who inspired you to fight against corruption? You could leave your answer as comment.

El poder del empoderamiento ciudadano

This post on empowering citizens has been shared with us by Gina Romero, Executive Director of OCASA a Colombian youth organisation working towards for democracy and transparency from Colombia.

El pasado 11 de noviembre, en el segundo día de la Décima Cuarta Conferencia Internacional Anticorrupción, se reunió un grupo de más de 40 personas a discutir el tema del empoderamiento ciudadano. Mediante breves exposiciones de más de 10 iniciativas de diversos países del mundo, pudimos compartir aprendizajes, retos y aproximaciones al trabajo de la sociedad civil y la ciudadanía empoderada.

Es interesante ver como a pesar de provenir de realidades diversas (Nueva Zelanda, Afganistán, Bangladesh, India, Filipinas, Indonesia, Kenya, etc.) se mencionaron pilares básicos comunes para el empoderamiento ciudadano tales como el acceso a la información, el trabajo con jóvenes, y el poder de transformación que un individuo o grupo de ciudadanos tiene para generar cambios reales.

Se reconoce, entre otros, como punto común de convergencia, que es fundamental para la lucha contra la corrupción que la gente del común comprenda claramente temas básicos de la administración de lo público, y que todos los actores de la sociedad reconozcan sus responsabilidades frente a la rendición de cuentas: otorgarla por parte de los líderes políticos, exigirla por parte de los ciudadanos y la sociedad civil.

At the People Empowerment session

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