All posts tagged with: Disability

What matters most to youth? Part 1

Posted August 16, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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When I sent out the question, “What matters most to the youth in Nigeria?” I thought I already knew what the response of most young people would be. The International Youth Day (IYD) was coming up and though the theme was concerned with mental health, I considered it important to have the people affected weigh in on what really mattered to them. Moreover, I had read about the European Parliament’s IYD priority here: The article, in commemoration of IYD, highli...


It is obviously worth living for someone... (A little piece about volunteering)

Posted August 8, 2014 Avatar Oksana Hirchak

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@MariaJoseCelis wrote “Do one thing: volunteer” in her article ( http://www.voicesofyouth.org/en/posts/do-one-thing--v..- ). After reading this I decided to tell about my own experience. I work with people who have special needs. Due to Wikipedia special needs “is a term used in clinical diagnostic and functional development to describe individuals who require assistance for disabilities that may be medical, mental, or psychological.”. Thus those are people with Down s...


We all need inclusive education

Posted March 29, 2014 no picture Umenjoh

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Around the world, we see how people contribute to the development of their societies. There is no society which is stagnant since from creation and there is no society which can really move on when there is an imbalance in development. Disability around the world has sparked much fire into the eyes of many organizations and governments. From the UN fact sheet in 2006, 25% of the world’s population is affected by disability, 70% of people living with disability are in developing...


Respecting Children with Disabilities

Posted March 10, 2014 no picture Achmad

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In many countries, people with disabilities have mostly marginalized conditions. The inferior groups commonly address and name children with disabilities so that they are not involved with having the resources and involved with decision making. They are discriminated and isolated by certain societies due to their disabilities. If children have disabilities, their companions will have disdain towards them and perhaps isolate them. Children with disabilities fall into giving up. Most of us are not...


Rights in Africa

Posted February 8, 2014 no picture Ngenda_Youth_Zambia

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I chose disability under human rights in Africa. This theme has been a very disturbing thing in our communities because disabled peoples' rights are the most violated. Children who are disabled find it very had to live in African societies where even our TRADITIONAL AFRICAN IDEAS encourage the violation and even go to an extent of our skills.


Meeting Youth Around the World

Posted December 4, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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By Karen Cirillo, Executive Producer, Children's Broadcasting Initiatives,UNICEF I’ve been coordinating the global OneMinutesJr. initiative since 2007. The project is an arts-based video initiative that seeks to capture the voices and expressions of youth on issues and subjects important to them. These viewpoints are captured in one-minute videos that are then shared through a multitude of platforms. In the past six years with the OneMinutesJr., I have met over 450 differ...


Service--What is it?

Posted November 1, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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There are many poor, sick, underprivileged people in the world. Of course, all of us can say that we knew that. We can say that we saw it on the news one day or that our history teacher was discussing some vague issue in some ambiguous manner with us; but what are we doing about it? Poverty and suffering have a very obvious correlation that we can link with a slew of statistics and data. However, I'm not here to give you that litany of things. I'm here to do and help you do what...


Is Anti-Discrimination law going far enough in UK?

Posted October 30, 2013 no picture BreedCompassion

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So I’ve been doing a lot of reading around discrimination and prejudice in civil law at the minute and I have to say I feel very proud to be Scottish reading how well equipped it is. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the legislation the Equality Act 2010 is the main piece of anti-discrimination legislation in the workforce. Within the act are a number of ‘protected characteristics’ that are protected by the act from prejudiced behaviour. These include age, disabilit...


There Are NO ‘Disability’

Posted September 21, 2013 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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“The society creating and labelling the people with special needs by calling them ‘disabled people’” Bahrul Fuad, S. Psi, M.A. Mr. Bahrul Fuad, was a speaker for “Seminar Social Art Display” presented by student of Department Communication at University of Indonesia, this seminar tries to increase the awareness from society about people with disability. Accompanied by his friend Mr. Adi, the Head of Research Center for Child Protection at University of Indonesia, th...


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