Hi class! I am sure you have observed from our discusion that there is no universally agreed definition of youth. 1. Across counttries, a youth is defined by age, 2. Definition of youth differs from place to place, 3. Different organisations define youth differently.
The possible reasons why age is used to define youth: 1. Statistical use, 2. For planning purposes, 3. Delivering youth specific developmental programs.
Apart from age, youth can be defined by functional ( ability) and socially Constructed ideas ( status and behaviour.
Dynamism of young people:
1. Young people are not necessarily homogeneous (same)
But heterogeneous ( different).
2. Certain skills are necessary to manage young people's
Heterogeneous nature-empathy, Communication and conflict management.
Let us now shift our focus to rights now.