We are very excited to be a partner in the Youth Network for Peace Programme and to be leading on the campaigns and conventions project strand alongside our partners Northern Ireland Youth Forum.
Our youth led campaigns and conventions group have workshopped and identified our first campaign which is Marriage Equality.
How to get involved:
If you are a youth leader and based in a youth club, project or group in Northern Ireland or one of the six border counties and want your young people to get involved in this social media campaign to support marriage equality and have your message heard read on!
Our campaign will be a photo campaign using social media.
What to do:
Take a photo and send us your message!
We want you to take a portrait photo of young people in your youth club, project or group and send it to us with one sentence telling us “What does marriage equality mean to us” – This sentence will be shared with the photo along with the Youth Service you are part of.
Make your photo fun and exciting!
The deadline to send in photos is June 5. Please note we can only accept a maximum of 3 photos per youth club, project or group. Please email us here with our signed consent forms which are here and also one of the relevant Peace IV participation forms – Under 16 available here and 16 and over available here for everyone in the photo.
Once we have all the photos we are going to put one photo from the northern county with one from a border county, having the photo from the northern county in Black and white and the border county in colour to highlight the inequalities that exist around marriage equality both north and south of the border.
These will be released on social media with a love heart in the middle of the photos that says “Different spaces, same love” with the hashtag #oddoneout. The idea is to highlight that these photos are taken in youth clubs or project (ie spaces) yet inequalities exist depending on their location.
So, if you want to get involved take your portrait photos and email them to us with signed consent forms and also one of the relevant Peace IV participation forms – Under 16 available here and 16 and over available here for everyone in the photo.
This Youth Network For Peace project involves;
Special EU Programmes Body - SEUPB — with Irish Youth Foundation, Young Farmers' Clubs of Ulster, Fóram na nÓg, YouthAction Northern Ireland, NIYF and Co-operation Ireland and Foróige.