Voices of the youth: Findings from youth consultation in Bangladesh


This report is a synthesis of “youth voices” from consultation meetings carried out with twenty-three youth groups by the authors in four parts of Bangladesh – Chittagong, Dhaka, Rajshahi and Sylhet. The major variations in the youth groups were according to gender, socio-economic status, education, religion, ethnicity and location. The consultation meetings were focused on five key transitions that youths experience and are, according to the WDR, key in addressing youth development concerns: (1) transition to continuing education, (2) transition to work, (3) transition to family formation, (4) transition to healthy and secure lifestyles, and (5) transition to meaningful citizenship. With each key transition, we focused on how the youth are planning for the future, in terms of what they aspire towards, the major sources of risk and/or threats, and the limited control youths have over certain key decisions regarding their future.

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  • Writer Name: Tariq Omar Ali, Nuzhat Imam, Raihana Karim, Nasheeba Selim
  • Published Date: Sunday, 05 February 2006
  • Country: Bangladesh