The FIFA Women’s World Cup and Double Standards in Sport

Published Avatar Courtney Young

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Member since April 9, 2015
  • 11 Posts
  • Age 24

This month my home country of Canada is hosting 24 teams of women athletes from around the world for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Football, or soccer as we refer to it in Canada, is said to be an international language – it is the most popular sport in the world. It doesn’t require a lot of equipment so it doesn’t discriminate based on class or nationality. But what about gender? Are women footballers given the same esteem or recognition as men? Of course not. Profession...

A Yogi in the making...

Published Avatar Bhavana

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Member since April 1, 2015
  • 11 Posts
  • Age 24

It was one of twenty eight man made caves which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480-650 CE. I stepped inside, away from the cacophony of a thunderstorm. Away from sheets of rain on volcanic rocks, the frantic branches thrashing in the wind, the howling wolves. I was alone - other than a security guard who stood by the entrance and a worker carefully restoring the stone ceiling the cave was empty. The plastic barriers and steel ladders stood in sharp contrast with the intrica...

Tears of Mount Everest

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Member since June 28, 2014
  • 31 Posts

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5th June all over the world. This year the theme of the day was “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Handle with Care.” Thousands of programs are organized all over the world on the behalf but now it is the time to brainstorm that, are we really conscious about our environment? Unfortunately, this year Nepal was badly hit by the huge earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes so we could not to organize any programs on the day as we were bu...

Of A Familiar Struggle: The Barefoot Lawyer

Published Avatar Shayna Robinson

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Member since November 7, 2014
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 16

An Introduction My name is Shayna Robinson, I will be 17 years old come October 12 and I am from Singapore. I wrote 2 articles for Voices Of Youth (VOY) when I joined as a member last November/December during my year-end holidays and I was very pumped to have found out that such a website existed, whereby youths from all over the world, with different interests, strengths, cultures and backgrounds could intermingle as close as the distance of the World Wide Web would pe...

Save our Dominican Children from Statelessness!

Published Avatar Derwayne Wills , Blogger

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Derwayne Wills
Member since April 2, 2015
  • 9 Posts
  • Age 22

It’s Thursday morning. You are shaken from sleep by the frantic screams of your mother and siblings. The day you dreaded for so long has come. The day they come for you. They have come to rip you from your safe-space and transfer you to that place. They tell you they are sending you home, when the only home you know is the four walls, floor, and ceiling that you stand on - screaming as your mother reassures you that everything will be all right. None of that matters now. The Go...

If I Were President…

Published Avatar Utsah , student

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Member since April 10, 2015
  • 9 Posts
  • Age 20

It is not the earthquake that caused deaths; it is the sophisticated products made by men. The recent tremor in Nepal caused more than 8000 deaths and hundred-thousands of injuries. The houses and buildings built against the law or through forced permissions (by pocketing money) were the ones at high risk in the event of the disaster. It was from under those houses, that the crying for help was heard. It was from those houses, people were left missing forever. It was those hous...

Voices of Youth Inspire! #WED and Beyond with Gomin and Elsie

Published Avatar Derwayne Wills , Blogger

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Derwayne Wills
Member since April 2, 2015
  • 9 Posts
  • Age 22

World Environment Day has ended. However, the struggle to protect the environment against further degradation is still ongoing. Luckily, young people like Gomin Camacho, 23, and Elsie Harry, 23, from the University of Guyana (UG), have reassured us that environmental advocacy is not a one-off event, but demands dedication and a little bit of elbow grease. They call it the Guyana Environment Initiative. It started mid-April of this year. The project, which is in its pilot phase...

Rule of Law Trilogy: #1 The First Page of The Story

Published Avatar Emilia Siahaan

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Member since August 13, 2013
  • 30 Posts
  • Age 21

After an unproductive year has passed, I finally write again for this blogging page. So happy! In this new passage, I want to tell you about something interesting that may not really popular among youth. It is about the Rule of Law. I was attending the Thailand Institute of Justice Youth Forum in Bangkok from June 3-5, 2015. The theme of this forum was “The Nexus of Rule of Law and Development Goals: A New Deal for Asia?”. I got a lot of knowledge in this forum so I decid...

Why we should rehabilitate Child Soilders

Published no picture Anna Donova , Student

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Anna Donova
Member since June 15, 2015
  • 1 Post

Child soldiers are just children that unfortunately were born in a war. They don't choose to fight they are unwillingly placed into the army. I am a human being, I am capable of loving, forgiving and so is everyone else. I agree that murder is wrong but when children grow up thinking murder is right and see murder all around them, murder becomes the right thing for them. Child soldiers in Africa are forced to join the army, they are threatened and their judgement is clouded by drug...

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