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As we come to the end of another successful Restless year it’s time to reflect and celebrate some of our biggest achievements from the past 12 months.

Young people have continued to advocate for positive change in their communities around the world.

In the last year, our programmes across the world reached over 400,000 young people!

335,000 of those young people went on to make change in their communities. That’s what we love the most – young people using the training and leadership skills they have to carry on tackling issues in their communities above and beyond our work!

Their list of achievements could go on and on, so we asked everyone at Restless Development to help narrow it down to their favorite highlights.

You can join the conversation and share your best bits with us too on twitter with #MyRestless2018.

Franco helped farmers in his community to solve food shortages brought about by climate change

Bhagirathi convinced her village to stop the harmful Chhaupadi practice, which bans girls and women from sleeping inside the home during their periods

Women in Sierra Leone worked hard to try to end period poverty

Youth reporters put a spotlight on unheard stories of change in communities around the world

ikambe! (Let’s Talk!) is project in Zambia that uses media to get young people openly talking about sex, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and how to prevent HIV and AIDS. This year over 250 young people met with the National Government to discuss improving sexual health services for young people. 

Laxmi stopped many child marriages in her district in Nepal

Children who took part in The Flight Centre Schools Triathlon across the UK raised a record amount for Restless Development and other charities.

When commonwealth leaders met in London, young people appeared on the BBC to have their say on the issues they care about

In Zimbabwe, young people demanded better sexual health services, better opportunities for employment and to be heard in decision that affect their lives from Members of Parliament in Harare.

HIV campaigner Becky Kroger represented young people living with HIV at the International Aids conference as the UK’s official Youth Delegate

Youth Accountability Advocates campaigned for gender equality at the  United Nations General Assembly

We have achieved so much together this year and aim to do even more in 2019. Thank you to everyone who has been part of Restless Development. If you want to join us then please check out our ICS and Youth Power pages of our website.

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