All posts tagged with: human rights

How to Film Protests | Part 2 | Prepare to Film

Posted November 28, 2014 Avatar Ahmad Lateef

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Member since November 18, 2014
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  • Age 21

Before you film risky situations yourself, make sure that there is a person with you to be your assistant and to monitor the scene with you. A very important thing also that you shouldn't take photos in which appear persons' faces. Because videos these videos can be used against protesters. So you need to protect people by filming from behind or by out of focus or blur features so that they can't be identified. { Remember It's your responsibility to protect them. } Once you...


The price for a Corruption free society is expensive

Posted November 28, 2014 Avatar Grace Kiunga

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  • Age 21

I am driving to the airport to catch a plane and time is running out. A traffic officer stops me because I forgot to renew my insurance which is overdue. According to law and procedure, I have to go to the police station and write a statement for the offence I have committed of driving without an insurance. When I think of the cost and the hustle I will incur if I miss the flight, I decide to part with some money instead as a bribe to the officer so that he can let me through-which...


The Olympics As Our Voice Towards Activism

Posted November 26, 2014 no picture Jennifer Tran

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On November 2, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution that "supports the independence and autonomy of sport as well as the mission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in leading the Olympic Movement." The resolution ultimately separates the controversies of world politics with the active participation in sports - banning boycotts of the Olympic Games and requiring countries to fully participate in athletics. It also disallows the IOC from banning ant...


Men, Gender Equality is your issue too

Posted November 24, 2014 no picture Noelle Oputa

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It's been over one month since Emma Watson's speech was presented at the UN but I relate to it time and time again. From my ongoing research on gender relations within formal schooling, I can write pages about this issue, but the underlining premise is that feminism is not synonymous with man hate or female superiority as Emma Watson rightly mentioned. It is the recognition and representation of the capabilities embodied in the woman and we have tried for so long to deal with this...


WHY ABSTINENCE ALONE JUST WONT CUT IT

Posted November 24, 2014 no picture Katongo_VOY_CONNECT

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In this generation it is normal to see young people going out and dating but not so long ago during our parents time dating was a sign that people are ready for marriage. Unfortunately youths of today don’t take dating to be a serious thing some view it is a chance to engage in sex others view it as a way to be close with people of the opposite sex. But we must realise is that dating among youths isn’t just fun and games during a youths teens he/she goes through puberty and...


I Don't Hate Men!

Posted November 24, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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Member since May 14, 2014
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  • Age 14

Gender equality is a topic that fascinates me, and something that I believe we should all strive for and work towards. I am a proud feminist. But what I dislike is the misconceptions that come along with saying you are one. The surprised looks and the hollow single minded questions, those really bother me to be honest. I am 14 years old and I am currently in 9th grade. The other day, I don't remember precisely what I was talking about with a guy friend. At some point in the...


What I learnt this week

Posted November 23, 2014 Avatar maryb

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Well, there’s something I learnt last Sunday, on 16th November where the second tour of presidential elections in Romania took place. What I learned? That people matter. A lot. These elections have offered a huge surprise to all Romanians: on one hand, we selected a President which is part of the German minority in my country; on the other hand, the percentage of people who went to vote was one of the highest in the last 25 years of Romanian democracy. I won’t speak too m...


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

Posted November 21, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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I have had the most interestingly fascinating encounters with children this year alone. In the process, I have learnt quite a lot about them. Children are mostly not trying to hide their feelings. They are as easy to read as their books. Perhaps the only things not as easy are their questions. They ask you things you think you know in the most ambiguous and complicated way. So you probably understand the silence and listlessness that ensued after I got the question: "Aunty, wh...


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...


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