Youth And Justice

Access To Justice

Advancing Access to Justice for Youth and Persons with Disability (PWDs) is one of our major focus areas. Youth Bridge Foundation considers youth awareness of their fundamental human rights including access to justice as crucial in helping them develop as well as be positive agents of change for national development. A Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative report of 201[1] highlighted that, basic rights of children and youth are violated in the juvenile justice system in Ghana. Inadequate knowledge of legal and policy frameworks guaranteeing the basic rights of children and the youth limits the ability of parents, guardians and the youth to demand fair hearing and judgment. Some of our projects towards the Youth and Justice are PUZZLED (Youth Bridge Initiative with funding from OSIWA), a 13-episodes TV drama series informed by the Child and Family Welfare Policy (2015) of Ghana. It was part of activities under our OSIWA funded Access to Justice for Youth and Persons with Disability (PDWs). Youth Awareness Improves Justice Project (Youth Bridge Initiative with funding from STAR-Ghana) is geared towards expanding the scope of legal education for young people by simplifying legal processes & procedures, awareness creation at community-based outreach programs as well as the use of mobile technology platforms for information dissemination.

Puzzled TV Series

“PUZZLED ” is 13-episode drama series that highlights the plight and societal ills confronting the youth including persons with disabilities in Ghana as well as advancing family welfare issues. The Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF) initiative funded by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) adopted a youth friendly-innovative approach to translate the 2015 Child and Family Welfare Policy of Ghana into a 13-episodes TV Drama Series titled PUZZLED. Embedded in each series is a Sign Language Interpretation for the deaf and those hard of hearing as well as the production of the 2015 Child and Family Welfare Policy of Ghana into Braille for the visually impaired. An audio version the Project is also available on Youth Bridge Radio