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(C3) Young People in Emeregncies: Pathways to Exclusion

Posted by Anne-Marie Davies at March 22. 2010


Conversation 3: Pathways to Exclusion


Dear AP-YouthNet members,


The issue of youth exclusion has been raised in a number of postings across conversations and I would like to introduce a new Conversation exploring ‘pathways to exclusion’ for youth before, during and after emergency in some more depth. In this way we can develop a holistic situation analysis and develop an evidence base for our ongoing work.


“Youth exclusion [in Yemen] is multi-faceted: no single axis of exclusion can fully explain the processes by which youth are excluded. Progress in assisting youth through one pathway will not ensure that youth are not excluded in other pathways. Exclusion is also interdependent: exclusion manifested during early stages of the transition can reinforce exclusion at later stages. For example, youth who receive inadequate schooling have trouble finding paid work, which can thereby limit their ability to purchase housing, get married and become independent adults”

(Youth Exclusion in Yemen; 2009)


Youth Exclusion in Yemen: Tackling the Twin Deficits of Human Development & Natural Resources (2009):  


The report uses a life cycle approach to explore processes of exclusion at different stages of development, from young adolescence to young adulthood, to identify the pathways through which many youth are excluded from:

  • Educational attainment
  • Livelihood
  • Family formation
  • Citizenship


Can we share information, ideas and insights on:

1. General vulnerabilities of youth in emergencies and specific  vulnerabilities of different groups of most-at-risk young people?

2. Examples of youth exclusion for different stages of development in social, economic, cultural and political life (before, during and after emergency)?

3. ‘Pathways’ and processes that led to the exclusion of young people (before, during and after emergency) and explore the root and structural causes, and power dynamics at play?


I look forward to hearing your ideas on how to move this important are of discussion forward.


Have a good week all,




Re: (C3) Young People in Emeregncies: Pathways to Exclusion

Posted by Anne-Marie Davies at April 04. 2010

Dear AP-YouthNet members,



As we reach the end of our 3-week discussion, I wanted to send a personal note and thank-you for your contribution and commitment to developing our discussion on vulnerable youth, focusing on youth in emergencies.


Key information, ideas and insights have been shared and will form the foundations for ongoing discussion and dialogue in this ‘developing’ area of youth empowerment in emergencies.


We will in due course share a synthesis and analysis of discussions for your information and interest.


In the meantime I would like to wish you all the very best in your ongoing work in promoting the rights of vulnerable youth.


With warmest regards,



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