By SDG Watch Austria
The year 2022 is dominated by the climate crisis: landslides and massive floods in South America, monsoon floods in Pakistan and more than 600,000 hectares burned during the summer in Europe. In addition to natural disasters, the Corona pandemic and the war in Ukraine are causing young people look to the future with concern.
This is exactly where REBELS OF CHANGE comes in, an Austrian initiative of eight children’s, youth, environmental and development organisations, which shows youth and young adults possibilities to get active for a better world. The focus is on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – since they provide an ideal compass in these complex times. Eradicating poverty, advancing gender equality, improving healthcare, making consumption and production more sustainable and countering the climate crisis – these
issues affect us all – and the SDGs provide possible solutions.
REBELS OF CHANGE has a strong digital focus under the hashtag #TeamUpForChange. It was designed in collaboration with young people and focuses on youth engagement for a better world. However, some activities are also directed to a broader audience or even decision-makers and other stakeholders. The initiative is funded by the Austrian Development Agency and coordinated by the human rights organisation Südwind.
SDG Watch Austria is actively involved in this project, not only through the organisation of one of the flagships, the SDG Dialogue Forum on October 6th & 7th, but also through a number of its members being represented in activities and events.
You can find an overview of events, background information, shareables and opportunities to get involved on the new website www.rebels-of-change.org (Contents available in German only).