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Amidst persisting systemic issues, youth has gained momentum through time.

Throughout Philippine history, youth has always been at the forefront of movements that strengthen and sustain civic engagement and participation. Amidst persisting systemic issues, youth has gained momentum through time.

Active and participatory engagement is seen as the biggest hope against democratic backsliding. Increasing civic engagement among Filipino youth eventually leads to their strengthened participation in democratic governance.

About YouthLed

In the Youth Leadership for Democracy (YouthLed), we aim to increase civic engagement among Filipino youth, leading to their strengthened participation in democratic governance.

YouthLed utilizes an issue-based approach to increase civic engagement anchored on leadership development, coalition-building, and civic education and engagement activities in contexts that are relevant to the youth, while supporting their meaningful participation in democratic governance.

Our approach follows the principles of Positive Youth Development, creating an enabling and productive environment for the youth.

We are increasing civic engagement among Filipino youth in three ways

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance.

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives and expanding opportunities across Asia and the Pacific. Informed by 70 years of experience and deep local knowledge, our work is focused on governance, climate action, gender equality, education and leadership, inclusive growth, and international cooperation. We work in more than 20 countries through our 17 permanent country offices and programs across Asia and the Pacific, supported by a headquarters in San Francisco and an office in Washington, DC. Our funding comes from a diverse array of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals


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About YouthLed

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Mayflower corner Williams Streets,
Greenfield District, Brgy. Highway Hills,
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila 1550, Philippines

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