All posts tagged with: human rights

Reimagine the future for #EVERYchild

Posted November 21, 2014 Avatar MischaVOY

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Hi everyone! Check out this inspirational UNICEF video that shows how powerful youth innovation can be. Today's young generation is more connected and tech-savvy than any generation before - when young people have access to education, the right technology and the Internet, there is no limit to what young people can achieve. How do you innovate for improving the lives of your family, friends and community? And what are the main obstacles that prevent you from implementing your...


Cinematographic Change – Inspired by Plato

Posted November 20, 2014 no picture Jason Bholanauth

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Imagine that you are sitting in a chair in a movie theater for your entire life. The theater is dark and all you can see is the wide movie screen in front of you. You can’t move because your hands and your ankles are tied to the chair. The back of the chair is high above your head so that it is impossible for you to look behind. All you can see is this wide screen in front of you and people sitting next to you in the same chair as you are seated. You’ve been watching movie...


Mauritius Island is not just about stunning beaches, the Sun, summer, beautiful sights, amazing food, delicious fruits, a rich folklore, a mix of cultures, hospitality and the “Paradise Island” that is portrayed on postal cards, describing perfect spots for tourists to spend their holidays. Since 1968, at the occasion of the Independence Day on the 12th of March, our National Anthem is heartily sung in every corner of the Island: “As one people, as one nation, in peace, j...


United Nations Student Conference on Development

Posted November 19, 2014 no picture Rachel_GEMConnectLeaders_Philadelphia_USA

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It has begun! The 2014-2015 United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development preparations are well under way. We are working closely with schools in Thailand, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, the Philippines, Mexico, and India. This year, our focus is "Continuing the Pledge: Sustaining Development through Environmental Responsibility". After the conference last year, student leaders met at the United Nations in New York City to present their fo...


Across the 38th parallel

Posted November 19, 2014 Avatar Cathleen Lee

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According to UNHCR, more than ever since World War II, the number of refugees are increasing. Of course, we have the people in the Middle East, and the new group who need help because of climate change. However, today I'd like to talk about refugees who come from a place about a 5-hour drive from my home, Daejeon, South Korea. Our closest neighbor, North Korea. Recently, I had the chance to act as the Special Rapporteur when we were doing a model UN assembly in a gifted edu...


My wish for children in 25 years time is…......

Posted November 18, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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To my knowledge, the major problems that the children of today's world are facing are malnutrition, gender inequality, child labor, child marriage, female genital mutilation, sexual crimes, war/violence, depression, lack of education, drug addiction, lack of emotional security etc. So, if I could make some wishes for children in 25 years time then I would make the following wishes: First of all, I wish that no child fetus will be aborted because of being a girl. I wish that every...


How to Film Protests | Part 1 | Prepare to Film

Posted November 18, 2014 Avatar Ahmad Lateef

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Do you want to create a video to help the change in your COMMUNITY?? You want show the world what's happening to you Country?? If so, this blog is for you. Nowadays videos are a powerful and successful tool to make change. You know that there are not only thousands, but millions who use mobile phones or cameras to share social issues and you can be one of them. This guide will help you to take action now to film your first video in a few steps in a safe and creative way....


Let’s Invest in Young Girls Now

Posted November 18, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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Today, the whole world is celebrating International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s theme is “Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence”. This theme reflects that of the London Summit, in which my colleague Nathan (a children’s reporter) and I participated in July, as representatives of the Congolese children. For Day of the Girl Child, we hope to focus our message on child marriage. Child marriage is unfortunately a widespread practice in our country...


#mydressmychoice Protest

Posted November 18, 2014 Avatar Grace Kiunga

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As I walked through the streets of Nairobi yesterday, I met a mob of people who most of them were women holding a demonstration. This was a peaceful demonstration in protest of incidences where last week three women were stripped naked by men for wearing miniskirts. Most of the people wore short skirts and some of the men in the protest wore skirts and dresses in solidarity to the women. Celebrities too joined the protest including major prominent leaders. The social media and the...


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