IVCO 2018 Theme Paper

Inclusive Development Policy for Women and Youth

This paper has been produced for IVCO 2018, the International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations’ Conference. It is one of a series of papers exploring this year’s conference theme ‘Women and youth: bridging the gap – volunteering for inclusive development’.

A Framing Paper provides an introduction and overview:

Inclusive development for women and youth: where are we at?

Three Theme Papers address specific topics:

  1. Inclusive development policy for women and youth (this paper)
  2. Inclusive development practice for women
  3. Inclusive development practice for youth.

Note on terminology: These papers use the terms volunteer involving organisations (VIOs) and international volunteer cooperation organisations (IVCOs). IVCOs should be understood as a specific group or type of VIO.

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