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VOICE & EMPOWERMENT

We want young people to be able to express their views, experiences and ideas about the world we live in, not just locally but nationally and globally. 

Parliament Week 2020

1-7 November

UK Parliament Week this year will see the launch of 'Make Your Mark'; an opportunity for 11-18-year olds across the UK to have their say and begin their democratic journey by voting on the policies they want to introduce or change.

Fix It Fund

As part of Parliament Week, FYV will be launching our Fix It Fund.

Do you have a project idea that links to one of our curriculum areas?:

  • Passion & Creativity

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • Voice & Empowerment

  • Skills & Training

  • Equality & Justice

 

If so, tell us how you'd spend £500 to make a difference in your community.

Applications should ideally be completed by a young person with the support of their school/college/youth group, however, please don't worry if you can't arrange this as we will support you to establish these partnerships.
 

Submissions close on 30th Nov, with the successful applications announced mid-December.

 

The projects delivered between January and June 2021.

Shaping Our Future

Our Youth Commissioner Rachel was thrilled to join Southend CEO Syrie Cox to speak at 'Shaping Our Future', an online event hosted by The RSA.

This online event was to encourage inspiration, connection, action-focused discussion and networking, and to identify and explore how the world could, and should, change after the pandemic.

Syrie & Rachel spoke specifically about FYV at the event and how it aims to encourage young people to take the lead and become change-makers to build a better community for future generations.

Have Your Say!

We have researched current petitions and surveys for you to have your say on what is important to you... 

Local Town & Environment:

Have your say on the future of South Essex

www.YourSaySE2050.co.uk

Give feedback on Southend Borough Council recycling services

https://veolia.arpsurveys.co.uk/index.php/573879?attribute_1=SBC

Understand politics and what goes on in Parliament without having to be an expert! You can also find out how you can contact MPs.

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/

Equality & Justice:

Review the use of force against BAME people by the police

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/329599

Implement recommendations from previous reports into racial inequality in the UK

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/327671

 

 

Create an Official Racial Offenders Register/Scheme

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/328115

 

 

Add education on diversity and racism to all school curriculums

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/323808

 

 

Require all police officers to take Anti-Racism education

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/324879

 

 

Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/324092

 

 

Improve Maternal Mortality Rates and Health Care for Black Women in the U.K.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/301079

 

 

Introduce Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300105

 

 

Making the UK education curriculum more inclusive of BAME history

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/323961

Create an independent investigatory commission to help protect ethnic minorities

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/323867

 

 

Pay Slavery Reparations to all Caribbean & African Descendants

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/325237

Make Anti-Racism training mandatory in all UK workplaces

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/324896

 

 

Introduce Gender and Race equity for GCSE English Literature set texts

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/324934

 

 

Mandate regular anti-racist training for all teachers

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/326047

Health & Wellbeing:

Campaign to change attitudes to body image and help us put health above appearance:

https://www.berealcampaign.co.uk/resources/body-image-pledge

 

Require universities to educate staff and students on unconscious bias

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/325635

Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300073
 

Give non-British citizens who are NHS workers automatic citizenship https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/305129
 

Cancel HS2 and use the money for the NHS and local economies, post Covid-19. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/311642
 

Incentivise NHS staff during the COVID19 outbreak by making wages untaxable https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/304595
 

Reduce student debt for student nurses and midwives https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300079