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Is smoking fair?

Posted August 29, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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  • Age 14

This week im doing something a bit different, I'm going to write a poem, I decided to write a poem because I see a lot of articles and thought this would be contrasting. Is smoking fair? You light a cigarette And your lungs cry out Is smoking fair? You breathe in the cigarette While her parents cry out She's hooked up to a breathing machine Is smoking fair? You exhale the smoke She struggles She cant breathe Her lungs collap...


What is being Human in my opinion?

Posted July 25, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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I've asked many people what being human means. I've asked young,old,teens 98% of them don't share the same definition as me. So, what is being human to me? Being human I believe, is not being only flesh and bones. See for me being human consists of many things. One of them being sensible. Being sensible of others pain, being sensible to problems. Being aware. Being aware for me is knowing what is happening in the world, is caring about what's going on, being aware is knowi...


Mental illness is real and it it just as difficult as other illnesses

Posted July 22, 2014 Avatar Jianne Soriano

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In honor of this year's theme, 'Mental Health Matters' for the International Youth Day on August 12 2014; I decided to speak out about this topic that is so dear to my heart. I think that it's time indeed to end mental health stigma. In Hong Kong alone, 1 in 3 people are suffering from some sort of mental disorder according to a SCMP (a local newspaper) article dated 2012. Around 200,000 people in Hong Kong are estimated to have a severe mental illness and suicide rates gas becom...


Life as an ethnic minority youth

Posted July 22, 2014 Avatar Jianne Soriano

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Even if I'm a permanent resident of Hong Kong or even if I can still be considered as a Hong Konger by some people because I was born it, it still doesn't feel right to call this city "My Home." Like many of my fellow ethnic minorities, we are still stuck under that label. We are still part of the minority. For many, we should be thankful because we are given some "privileges" and get to enjoy the same rights as local residents. But my point in the matter is, being an EM student...


"Be yourself! No, not that way" - Society

Posted July 18, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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We have come a long way in many aspects, technology, medicine, architecture, biodiversity etc. Something that has not changed is the lack of toleration. This generation is "more open minded" than the ones before. That's partly true, see this generation is extremely diverse, and with that diversity many ways of thinking appear. Many times those ways of thinking clash. That leads to conflict and disagreement. This generation has been in a way forced to grow up before time, se...


School furniture

Posted July 11, 2014 Avatar tomJr

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Great story here! We produced this film in Derventa, a small city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in late 2011. It was a "protest video" in a way to tell the local authorities and the school administration that the school furniture was so old and squeaky that it was almost impossible to learn and study on it. Now, today we learned by chance that the school administration has replaced the old furniture. That's positive change! It's about enabling children to study in a decent learning en...


Gender Equality Stars With Respecting Your Self!

Posted July 10, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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How many times have women been stepped over? How many times have YOU been stepped over because you are a girl? How many times have you been seen as a sexual object? How many times have you LET others step over you because you are a girl? As the years come and go, and the world " evolves " there has been an alarming issue remaining, and it has not ceded -to be honest- it has grown. That issue is the lack of respect, and following of women's and girls rights. We see that women...


Research Project: Rights of the Child for the Digital Age

Posted July 9, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Something pretty important is happening on the 12th of September this year. The UN Committee for the Rights of the Child will meet in Geneva to discuss updating the Convention for the Rights of the Child for a digital age. The world has certainly changed a lot since the 1980′s, the decade throughout which the convention was first drafted! To assist the Committee in their deliberations, and to ensure that young people’s experiences can directly inform their discussion, we are curr...


Neema from Tanzania, Mwanza "I enjoyed the trainings, they enabled me to do good interviews, on locations and audio commentaries as well as the energisers Aunty Farhana played with us. The best part of the forum was my interview with Mama Graca Machel and the hug that followed ofcourse. I got more education on maternal and child healthcare issues. It's been great!" Caroline from Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam "I also enjoyed the training, especially the new skills i got on...


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