All posts tagged with: human rights

If I was at the Girl Summit

Posted July 22, 2014 Avatar Francisca Lily

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If I was at the Girl Summit these would be my suggestions: I would suggest that countries who wish to end FGM and Child Marriage that they work in partnership with other countries in offering solutions. For example the battle of child marriage being in some cases, girls are married because they provide an economic gain for the family, also receive protection being married in some cultures. Education is also a vital need, not as in holding a degree or PhD, but in educating abo...


introspecive experience

Posted July 20, 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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  • Age 19


The day I signed the Declaration of Equalities.

Posted July 20, 2014 Avatar Mariana G

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I don't think at the time I truly understood the importance of what was happening that day in Seneca Falls, NY. I was in 1840s dress, My Mom was portraying Elizabeth Cady Stanton, And there was a declaration to be signed. It was Convention Days 2014. I met Nadia Shahram who was leading a movement for Muslim women. After my Mom (as Elizabeth Cady Stanton) read the Declaration of Sentiments, Nadia and the other leaders of her group read the Declaration of Equalities. It was pow...


BRINGING BACK OUR GIRLS TO SCHOOL AND SAFETY

Posted July 19, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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In mid-April this year, we woke up to the heart-breaking news that over 200 girls were taken hostage from a secondary school at Chibok, Borno state, North-Eastern Nigeria. Although, this was one in the series of the stories of insurgency in Nigeria, things took a new turn. A month after the awful event, it became global news after much protesting and campaigning-including the popular #BringBackOurGirls on Twitter. Every news media ran a story or more on the unfortunate happening, c...


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

Posted July 18, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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  • Age 14

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...


A drop in the ocean

Posted July 16, 2014 no picture Yosr Jouini

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When I asked myself what could I do if I were a billionaire, I had basically two main ideas: The first idea was about empowering youth. And the second one was about helping refugees starting over their lives. Let’s start with the first project: What someone can do to empower youth? From a personal point view, I believe that the main fields to work on are education and employment. Therefore, my idea is about the creation of an employment fund and a scholarship program. The emp...


Empowered communities, collective choices

Posted July 16, 2014 Avatar sonnakadie

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Every delivery of The Somali mother has been agonizing: the third ended in miscarriage and subsequent gynaelogical problems, including a fistula. Her doctor says he is kept busy dealing with complications caused by FGM/C. “FGM puts a strain on the health system.” Because FGM/C is a deeply entrenched social norm, the decision to abandon FGM/C requires a process of social change that enables communities to discuss, reflect and reach consensus. Since change cannot be effectively imposed from th...


Islam and the West By Lisa DePasquale

Posted July 16, 2014 no picture Elhachemi Sabi

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Islam, a faith that is so similar to Christianity yet so different has left many confused yet it is a prevalent faith that has dominated in numbers. Why is it the second largest religion in the world yet the average American has limited if not any knowledge of this religion? It is sickening that those who claim to know the “true” Islam are actually the ones that have no conception of it, or in reality Christianity. I once had a discussion with a friend about Islam and I was...


Don´t be silly

Posted July 14, 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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Hello guys! Today there is something very special I want to talk about DON’T BE SILLY! Many things that have happened to me through the last couple of weeks that have shown me this little lesson; but let me explain what I mean when I call you not to be silly : ) Have you ever done team work in which you have to work with someone you dislike and you end up doing a horrible job? Have you ever had a family member who remains sick for months because they think there’s nothing...


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