PARLIAMENT SYNERGIZING YOUTH IN LAW MAKING
There is need to actively promote inter-generational linkage between the youth and the rest of older society more so in the law making arena. This is especially so because the laws that are being made today are meant to guide both the present and future and in this sense it is the youth who are bound to be the main consumers of the laws. Deliberate efforts therefore need to be made to facilitate the older generation through parliament, to bequeath the youth a sense of ownership for our laws. AYT’s “Parliament Synergizing Youth in Law making” program seeks to provide parliament with a mechanism to directly engage Kenya’s youth in the law making process, through its departmental committees.
To enable Kenya’s National Assembly have a mechanism to harness the input of youth into the law and policy-making process in Kenya to ensure an increased volume of legislation, and higher quality, more responsive and just laws are passed in Kenya.
The objectives of the program are
- Establish a mechanism for structured engagement of youth with parliament for youth-friendly legislation by June 2008
- Sensitize Parliamentary Departmental Committees on youth-focused concerns in the legislative process.