All posts tagged with: diversity

Young people shaping the global agenda

Posted May 15, 2014 no picture Hyunjeong Lee

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Young people from marginalized and disadvantaged groups often experience exclusion and disrespect. To ensure the rights of young people, society must respect and be inclusive of all, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age. Jeremy (Xa Tấn Chương), is a 20-year-old Vietnamese youth delegate to the World Conference on Youth 2014. He is currently studying Business English in Ho Chi Minh City, where he also wor...


Wonderful Torch War

Posted March 17, 2014 no picture Achmad

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As a young man who is passionate about history and culture, I try to explore all Indonesian cultures. Although Indonesia has diverse cultures, I don’t stop my to understanding the details of some of the wonderful cultures. My unforgettable experience on watching Perang Obor or the war of the torch, I was impressed by how dangerous this culture is still allowed to be conducted. This tradition is from the Jepara Municipality, Central Java. It was very harmful because the war used a torch to dry...


CALL for Entries for the 2014 PLURAL + Youth Video Festival

Posted February 26, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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The call for entries for the 2014 PLURAL PLURAL + Youth Video Festival has been launched! The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) again invite YOU to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity and social inclusion. By providing a platform for outreach and distribution, PLURAL+ empowers young people around the world to make their voices heard through short videos. Do you...


Are we promoting multiculturalism in countries like Korea?

Posted February 11, 2014 no picture ACA

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Korea is becoming a multicultural society very fast. Maybe too fast because society is still confused about what it means to be a multicultural. Lack of education about multiculturalism and diversity has led to a misunderstanding and mistreatment of multicultural Koreans. Education that fosters diversity should start with students at an early age. However, the Korean educational system is not doing enough to promote diversity. One the one hand, we need to promote diversity to Korea...


We accept…diversity

Posted February 10, 2014 no picture Dr Bhavani Ranganathan

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Anthropomorphic studies have shown that man has evolved to the present state from common ancestors. Diversity has indeed two possible notional outcomes - either of accepting everyone equally, as Mother Teresa did, in the spirit of one humanity or else engage in conflicts and violence. However, in the present times, the younger generation has been showing a great deal of genuine acceptance of other youth with an open-mindedness and lack of cultural differences. If some youth are...


Diversity Blessings

Posted January 3, 2014 Avatar Shireen Mohammed

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The idea of diversity is like any other idea because it has a good side and a bad side. In each country that has diverse people it could be a source of problems but it might also be a healthy thing. From my last visit to Indonesia, I noticed that this Islamic country is very proud of its diversity and focuses on the culture and traditions as a special thing that they are gifted with. They believe in preventing and keeping their traditions which was obvious when they held the last W...


Story of an orphan in Russia...

Posted December 19, 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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Media training continues in Russia with the story of an in orphan in Russia. Anton Kass, one of 16 attendees of the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) training workshop in Saratov, Russia wrote Alexei's story. Alexei is “campaigning not just for his rights but those of orphans all over Russia.” As an orphan, Alexei is entitled to a flat by the government, but is still waiting. Kass picked up Alexei's story on diversity which was a 5 day course to cover stories of diversity and inc...


"The stronger the video, the easier it affects peoples’ opinions and minds"

Posted December 11, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Interview with Eirini-Renee Gkatsi, a young fimmaker from Greece. You can watch her PLURAL+ video "Drop It" here. What is your video about? This video entitled “Drop it” is an attempt to highlight the multiple dimensions of the concept of diversity, which is seemingly a notion that separates peoples and nations, it is however in essence a tool through which the world can be united. Why did you make this video? What motivated you to make it? I made this video in...