AYM effectively supported youth movements in Africa and the diaspora including, the current youth mobilization in Cameroon (working with lawyers, teachers and student protesters), the release of detained activists after their arrest and sentence (Angloa15 campaign), the mobilization of Gambian youth to ensure peaceful transition and ensuring security of our members at risk (in partnership with Frontline Defenders succeeded to save our member from DRC who was blacklisted by the government).
We provide the support our grassroots members’ need through trainings, strategies, connections as well as reporting in different languages and campaigning in solidarity internationally for their demands in line with our vision and mission.
- Cameroon: Following the recent civil protests in Cameroon in the capitals of the southwest (Buea) and northwest (Bamenda) respectively, AYM reached out to young activists across both regions and the diaspora to get firsthand the true nature of events on ground and issued a report and video with interviews here.
As a result, we have partnered with other human rights organizations addressing an Open Letter To Cameroonian Government On Internet Connectivity In Anglophone Regions. (See: https://goo.gl/UHwfqg). After 94 days, the Internet was restored and we issued another report about the immediate release of detainees and the need for national dialogue to tackle the root causes of the protest. (See: https://goo.gl/dVYW6w)
- #Angola15 Campaign AYM joined the efforts of our comrades in Angola and across the continent to call for the release of the 17 activists, who have been held in unlawful detention in Angola for 193 days. AYM issued a Letter addressed to the President of Angola and our members have sent 20 letters in 8 African countries to different embassies and governments and in 3 European countries. AYM also supported and promoted the petition of Amnesty International until the detainees were released.
- The Gambia: AYM has been supporting the youth movement in the Gambia to stand peacefully for transparent elections. Following the elections, we reached out to Sait Matty Jaw, a social justice and political activist, to talk about the vigilance and organization of Gambians. Read the full interview
- Gabon: During the elections in Gabon, our member Théophane Nzame-Biyoghe wrote an open letter to Gabonese youth. Read the letter.
- South Africa: we supported our youth in South African in two occasions
- FeesMustFall: we supported our member, Amukelani Mayimele, who played a significant role with in coordinating the peaceful protest, on social media and reported the story of south African youth claiming their right to Education. Read full interview here.
- Xenophobia: AYM organized an emergency hangout on xenophobia with members on the ground in South Africa and called for state action for dialogue and nonviolence.
- Uganda: Our member Moses Jirah writes about the situation in Uganda, read more on the website..