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Black History Month

Black History Month October 2017 Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black people. Its origins date back to 1926 when historian Carter G Woodson and prominent African American minister Jesse E Mooreland came up with the concept. The teaching of Black History was recognized as crucial in developing an understanding of race in society;...

Votes at 16

On the 15th September - to mark World Democracy Day - the NI Youth Forum launched their Votes at 16 Campaign. Hundreds of young people were joined by politicians and the Children's Commissioner at a   packed event at NICVA in North Belfast, to show their support and put pressure on the government to change the...

Young People’s Right to Be Heard under threat

This weekend young people from across the UK will come together for the 17th Annual sitting of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament which will take place in Liverpool. In March 2017 UKYP was ‘paused’ in NI leaving young people from the region disillusioned and disenfranchised in terms of youth participation at a UK wide level. Since December...

Youth Fest 17

You Are Invited To Our 'Network For Youth' Youth Festival 2017   To views photos from our Network For Youth - Youth Festival:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1248064645308411.1073741853.350358965078988&type=1&l=b0d298f0b6 To view photos from our Network For Youth - Youth Festival - Photobooth: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1249904461791096.1073741855.350358965078988&type=1&l=c7d28b4772 To view the Live streams from our Network For Youth - Youth Festival: Visit NIYF facebook page A video from the event is currently being...

NFY Participation Audit

Have Your Say & Win £50 of Amazon Vouchers!! Northern Ireland Youth Forum is carrying out a Audit of Participation Structures! Network For Youth Audit of Participation Structures - Have Your Say & Win £50 of Amazon Vouchers!! The Education Authority Launched a Pilot 'Network for Youth' initiative in October 2016. The Network for Youth is a model for strengthening...

NIYF Executive Committee

**NIYF Executive Committee Co-Option**

NIYF Executive Committee 2016-18 Co-option  - Are you aged 11-25?  - Do you want to have a say on issues that effect young people?  - Would you like to help manage a Youth Led Movement of Young Activists? The Youth Forum is a Regional Youth Led Organisation. An Executive Committee of young people oversee the work of...

Annual Report 2015-16

NIYF's Annual Report 2015-16 which was released at our AGM on Saturday 1st October 2016 is now available to view on the home page of our website. It give an overview of the work we have been involved with and the young people we have worked alongside over the last year. You might see a few familiar faces!

NI Youth Fight for Rights

Four young people from NI attended the 72nd session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child at the Palais Wilson, Geneva on Monday the 23rd & Tuesday the 24th May. William McCartney (18); Rebecca Connolly (18); Anne-Marie Hesketh (17) and Joe Higginson (17) were accompanied by NIYF Participation Development worker Philip Glennon; Children’s...

Channel 4 Pop Up

Channel 4 Pop Up C4 Pop Up is a nationaloutreach programme of skills workshops and challenges, taking place across the UK, to promote careers within the media industry and to identify undiscovered talent. Workshops focus on factual production, digital marketing, or journalism, and are facilitated by our tutors and Channel 4 freelancers. At the end of each workshop, the challenge submissions will be viewed and judged by a C4 panel....

NIYF AGM

NIYF will be holding their AGM in 68 Berry Street on the 5th December at 11am. Please register your attendance at this event by emailing reception@niyf.org with your name, age and address with NIYF AGM in the subject line of the e-mail.

NIYF Partner with Student Union movement

NUS-USI and NIYF signed an historic new partnership agreement based on collaborative campaigning activity. The partnership agreement was signed at the inaugural Annual Sitting of the Northern Ireland Youth Congress at Parliament Buildings, Stormont on the 25th November 2015. NUS-USI President Fergal McFerran, commenting on the agreement said, “Today I’m proud to begin a new chapter of...

Inaugural Youth Congress Sitting

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly Mitchel McLaughlin today presided over the first ever sitting of the Northern Ireland Youth Congress (25th November 2015). Following elections in Feb 2014 and almost two years of work working on campaigns at a local level this event was arranged to bring young people closer to the policy making...

Local Young People ‘Do Democracy’ as part of Parliament Week!

  Local Young People ‘Do Democracy’ as part of Parliament Week! Votes at 16, mandatory voting and political education in schools formed the focus of a ‘Debate on Democracy’ being organised by the Northern Ireland Youth Forum (NIYF) as part of Parliament Week on Wednesday 18th November 2015. The debate, which took place in the court house at...

NIYF AGM

NIYF will be holding their AGM in 68 Berry Street on the 5th December at 11am. Please register your attendance at this event by emailing reception@niyf.org with your name, age and address.