2013 is already here! 2012 might be over, but we saw neither the end of the world nor the end of our anti-corruption initiatives. GYAC's Global Coordinating Body kicks off the new year in a letter for you
, by re-counting the latest activities, briefing you on our upcoming agenda, and inviting you to continue raising your voices for this world to hear.
While we're gearing up our efforts in the fight against corruption, let's reflect a little bit on what we have done in the past year. The back-to-back events of 3rd GYAC Forum and 15th IACC in Brasilia, Brazil, last November left the participants with so many things to share with the world. Links to the exciting stories are collected here
and will be updated regularly, so keep your eyes on it!
Meanwhile, December 2012 was the momentum when GYACers actively participated in loads of initiatives around International Anti-Corruption Day commemoration
. From Afghanistan to El Salvador, from Fiji to Lebanon, from Macedonia to Sierra Leone, inspiring events such as workshops, mock trials, animation launch, hackathon, and music concerts are putting youth in the centre stage of anti-corruption battles. That is why we believe it is just natural that the World Bank features the youth as frontliners of the movement in its blogpost
Along the years, we have seen many changes in the way we tackle corruption. To check and compare how our countries score in the global scene, we can take a look on Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index
as well as The World Justice Project's Rule of Law Index
. Furthermore, to learn how new technologies can be precious allies in efforts to curb corruption, The Engine Room collects case studies
where innovative ways are used to engage citizens in the cause.
As always, we keep our radar sensitive for any opportunity to strengthen our capacity. We've just found out that you have EIGHT days to apply for World Youth Movement for Democracy's Hurford Youth Fellows Program
. Winners are entitled to three months of leadership and organisational skill building in Washington, D.C. Apparently, youth anti-corruption activities are parts of their concerns, too. So wait no more, APPLY and represent GYAC now!
That's all for the time being. We hope the good news and opportunities will be useful to start the year. Don't forget to keep in touch by emailing your updates to email@example.com
and/or blogging at our platform
Together against corruption!
Your GYAC CU