Protect the future of our society

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Member since March 17, 2015
  • 21 Posts

Matar, 20, from Dakar, Senegal is a member of Plan’s Global Voice for Change project, which supports young people around the world to connect, learn and advocate together on the issues important to them. In April I took part in film production and social media training organised by Plan. The training had two purposes – to teach us now to interview, use a camera, put together a film and then promote the film on social media. To make the training more focused we were given a...

I am a woman and when I think, I speak

Published Avatar Imen Al-Nighaoui

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Member since January 8, 2013
  • 16 Posts
  • Age 25

They say "walk a mile in her shoes and you will be able to understand her" but actually it takes more than a heel to understand a woman. All human beings are subject to hardships but as a matter of fact, we don't suffer the same way. I have always supported humanity as whole and I have never seen the gender case as something different but rather I considered it as a human rights issue. But when some of us insist on dividing the world upon a gender map, I eventually started to que...

Nancy, 19, from Moyamba, Sierra Leone is a member of Plan’s Youth Advisory Panel As part of Plan’s Project, interviewing Millennium Children about School Related Gender Base Violence (SRGBV), I discovered that this is a prevailing issue affecting girls’ education and their lives in general in Sierra Leone. The perpetrators are mostly male teachers. According to young people in Moyamba, “Hardly a day passes without hearing about sexual violence including rape, sexual pen...

Marching Against Xenophobia

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Member since December 3, 2013
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CRF Youth Reporters from Alex FM in Gauteng joined thousands of protesters who turned out on the streets of Johannesburg to say NO to xenophobia. They interviewed a few people in the crowd, getting their views on the causes of this current scourge in South Africa.

Femininity is POWERFUL

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Noor Samee
Member since April 19, 2015
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 15

I am a woman, I’d say a confident and driven one at that, and I love my femininity. As a young girl, I have been told countless times that feminine interests such as makeup and fashion take away from a the legitimacy of a hardworking, professional person. I have been told that the only way to feel powerful is to adopt masculine traits. And in response to the people who have told me that, I’d say I completely disagree. Feminine traits are not appreciated nearly as much as they...

This is the first vlog from Omar, a student in Senegal. He's looking at sexual violence in schools and talk to three girls who were raped by their teacher when they were 13. He also speaks to the father of one girl who reveals how he discovered the abuse was happening. The vlog is the first in a series where young people from all over the world will talk about issues affecting them. Trained by Plan International, the vloggers seek to give a voice to young people in developing...

The is space for girls in Space!

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Member since December 3, 2013
  • 50 Posts's the great frontier and the Optimistic Youth Reporters from COSAT high school are exploring the possibilities.The Cape Town Science Centre & Living Maths, in partnership with the United States Consulate General in Cape Town, invited the youth reporters to chat to NASA Chief Scientist Dr. Ellen Stofan and NASA Astronaut Dr. Catherine Coleman. Gender diversity in science and space was top of the agenda.

Ending Conversion Therapy in America

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Meredith Avera
Member since May 12, 2015
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Conversion therapy, or therapy aimed to change the identities of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, has now been banned for minors in three states and Washington D.C. This is a strong move for the protection of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth, who are some of the most at-risk youth in America. In fact, 20% of homeless youth in America are LGBT, and the reason is mostly family conflicts. Once homeless, LGBT youth are more likely to be assaulted phys...

Millennium Children: Say NO to sexual violence in schools

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Children born in and around the year 2000 bought together by Plan International interview peers to decide if the Millennium Development Goals (‪MDGs) have benefited or failed them. As we reach the end date of the MDGs and set out new targets, young people from across the globe conclude that school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is destroying girls' education and that the issue needs to be addressed - fast. SRGBV limits enrolment, undermines participation, and increases...

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