The number of youth between the ages of 15 and 24 is 1.1 billion; youth constitute 18 percent of the global population. Youth and children together, including all those aged 24 years and younger, account for nearly 40 percent of the world's population.
Although the terms youth and young people are conceived differently in various parts of the world, they most commonly refer to adolescents and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24, where adolescent describes those between 10 and 19,youth describes those between 15 and 24, andyoung people can be used to describe either grouping.
Despite these commonly used categories, countries often use different distinctions, and "youth" can include people up to the ages of 29 or 35. Youth by now, WORLDWIDE, know the Trickle-Down Theory is not working for them; and IT SHOULD! THIS GENERATION OF YOUTH in God’s eyes is the most “USED” GROUP of HIS CHILDREN presently on our Planet and ALL OF US will be held accountable unless we CHANGE! Despite being a group of ONE BILLION and SOON TO HAVE CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN as the Lord would EXPECT and APPRECIATE (because THEIR CHILDREN would be made in HIS IMAGE), ALL BILLION are:
Forced into living at or below the poverty line
Forced into living single lives-avoiding marriage
Forced into having the most abortions
Forced into committing the most crimes
Forced into committing suicide
Experts estimate that 1.6 million people die each year as a result of violence, including homicide and war. Violence is one of the leading causes of death for youth and young adults.
Political instability and conflict leave young people especially vulnerable to violence. Boys and young men make up a large proportion of those recruited or forced to fight in conflicts and wars, and male children are not exempt, as there are more than 300,000 child soldiers around the world.
Girls and young women are especially vulnerable to rape and may be forced into sex slavery for older military commanders.Violence and conflict also affect young people by interrupting schooling, disrupting basic health services, and inflicting psychological trauma.Specific forms of violence are directed at young women.
For example, although it is difficult to gauge exact numbers, experts estimate that between 700,000 and two million women and female children were victims of sex trafficking in 2001 alone; most of these were young women.
ALL OF THE ABOVE CONSTITUTE A NEED FOR CHANGE/ACCOUNTABILITY
The Lord said, “No man is another man’s servant” and “From now on, for the sake of the Children, All Leaders, Religious and Political should consider themselves FRIENDS with “YOUTH”! - JOHN 15: 12-17
The Lord says, “ALL YOUTH”, WORLDWIDE, need to be put FIRST and have the life that was INTENDED FOR THEM, PREPARING THEM FOR WHEN THE LORD COMES BACK. - MATTHEW 19: 14
SO WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
World Leaders should contact each other IMMEDIATELY and let them know The Children need to be put “FIRST” in Our Society AS THE CHILDREN WAIT PATIENTLY!