Sweden is a country known for its humane values, but ironically enough, our government seems to have forgotten the concept of democracy regarding minorities. Young people with disabilites are not being heard, I am not being heard.
More and more children and youth are at risk of falling through the increasing gaps of Sweden’s social safety net, with exclusion and vulnerability as a result. When looking into the future, we see prior threats becoming reality. At the same time, current legislation does not protect the most vulnerable. Groups of children and youth in vulnerability are pitted against each other. Political efforts to support one group often take place at the expense of another, while the youth voice often is excluded from the solution building and democratic decision making processes.