The levels of violence against women and girls worldwide is terrifying. In 1993, the UN provided a framework to tackle this pandemic, yet more than 20 years later women are still experiencing varying forms of violence because of their gender. 1 in 3 women experience abuse by an intimate partner, sexual violence and harassment in public spheres are common, and at least 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation. These statistics and more are sho...


That one STRANGER

Posted no picture Tamanna , Student

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Tamanna
Member since August 18, 2016
  • 5 Posts

When you wake up one day And dive into another sea, You find millions of fishes... Some new ,some old, Some innocent ,some bold. There's greet and love and race and envy. At times you simulate and sway your way, Cause deep down that scintilla of hope says- Waves are too liberal to stop your way. You often encounter that huge sabotaging fish, Who wants to wreck your small world. In amidst of this, an uncanny strange one drops by, Swimming...


Governance!

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Member since July 1, 2016
  • 11 Posts
  • Age 21

Governance is not only controlling people or states through laws, but governance even includes controlling another human's life. Irrespective of whether our laws give us the freedom to speech, we as humans have been given the "freedom to live" by the universe itself. There is nothing above the Universe, the power which created us and everything around us; there cannot be anything more powerful than it. But still we humans think that we can govern another being's life. What...


La Luciole, Our Hope

Posted Avatar Anne-Marcelle , Student

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Anne-Marcelle
Member since December 8, 2016
  • 1 Post
  • Age 19

Like many regions in Africa, Bouaflé, my hometown, felt the unforgiving periods of the Ivorian Civil War in 2004. Within the tensions emerged a new vibrant popular culture, called coupé décalé, which allowed Bouaflé and its people to endure the harsh times and taught me to be optimistic and value my heritage. Bouaflé was originally a village, home to the Gouro, (pronounced Glò in the language itself) one of Côte d'Ivoire's sixty ethnic groups, but became home to all Ivo...


HOPE FOR NIGERIA

Posted no picture Chidiogo , Trainee

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Chidiogo
Member since December 6, 2016
  • 1 Post

A few months ago, my friend and I were discussing about the impact of the economic recession on the lives of Nigerians and she said to me “If only there were something we could do”. These words kept replaying in my head and I kept wondering what young Nigerians could do to make a difference. Finally, I came up with an idea. I decided to host a twitter chat for young Nigerians to discuss a way forward for Nigeria with the hashtag #SolutionsforNigeria2016. So on the 1st of Oc...


The Harsh Reality of Child Soldiers

Posted no picture Lindsey Cummins , Student

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Lindsey Cummins
Member since September 28, 2016
  • 4 Posts

Child soldiers are children who are under 18 and used for military purposes. Often times, children are abducted and then turned into child soldiers. These children can have a variety of duties such as actually fighting in the wars and conflicts, acting as suicide bombers, cooks, porters, messengers, informants, spies or anything their commanders want them to do (1) . Child soldiers are sometimes sexually abused as well. According to www.child-soldiers.org, child soldiers are most...


Wanna go demon hunting?

Posted Avatar Just my two c€nts , Medical student

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Just my two c€nts
Member since June 18, 2016
  • 13 Posts
  • Age 20

The wheel of life has rotated again This time displaying anguish, fear & pain Sensing the demons crawling out of their sleeping dens again I try to flee but alas! I know it will be in vain Thunderous roar from above! Downpour starts Drenched & miserable I keep running to find a shelter at last With my mind all blank, numb and cold And my soul all empty with no good to hold I wait for the demons knowing they'll find me I counsel myself that atl...


Living in One of the World’s Scariest Neighborhoods

Posted no picture أصوات من سوريا

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Member since November 27, 2016
  • 2 Posts
  • Age 21

This blog post is written by a 21 year old, living in a conflict-ridden city in Syria There isn’t a day that passes in my life and in my neighbourhood that I don’t hear war melodies like shooting guns, explosions, shelling and bombing. Our best days are described as the ones with no such sounds, though we know we will eventually hear them. And maybe, one time we won’t be able to hear them anymore, as we will be gone. My mother tells me not to fear the explosions...


The Pain Shared

Posted no picture Ghostmuse , n/a

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Ghostmuse
Member since December 4, 2016
  • 1 Post

Intermittent secretive lines to gaze between Felt but forever to escape my words Adamantly told over , over , and, over We share nothing in common Contrast stark black and white Guilt escapes me because I am familiar to this bond with others. The bond of pain We are not different where it absolutely counts. Stormy velvet eyes scorch upon me Previous pain, dissapointment, lowered expectations, apathy ,fear and ,distrust These things linger beneath the rip...


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