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CRC@25 – How to involve youth in a meaningful way?

Posted December 1, 2014 Avatar MischaVOY

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A few days ago UNICEF celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the UN General Assembly in New York. The day was filled with speeches of eminent personalities, from heads of governments, to ambassadors and celebrities. But the strongest and most fascinating speeches and interventions throughout the day, came from the people who this day was dedicated to – children and young people from around the world. Ehab Monzer for example, a youth re...


Human Rights in 2014

Posted November 10, 2014 Avatar Rodrigo Bustamante

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Human Rights are the principles that should be guaranteed to every person regardless of sex, age, income level, or race. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was ratified on December 16, 1949 by the UN, after the atrocities committed during World War II. It was the first global expression of rights to which everyone is entitled to. The UDHR consists of thirty articles which range from the principles of equality and liberty, to the right to life and the abolishment of sl...


Humanity misses you Madiba!

Posted July 18, 2014 no picture GHEBOULI Zinelabidine

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Today is the Madiba day; we're celebrating this important day without the person who has inspired us! Today, we remember a great man who fought for all of us, who suffered in prison, who was bitten so that we can live here in this big world without racism. Mandela was an activist who believed that it's our responsibility to fight and to defend our rights, and that it's up to us to make the world a better place for those who were oppressed and victims of the awful racism. Madiba...


Take action for education by writing to your MP

Posted May 15, 2014 no picture Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group

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9 May 2014 - When it comes to addressing the many complex problems in developing countries, and ending injustice, there is no silver bullet or magical solution - but giving children access to at least nine years of quality education is about as close as we can get. Education equips young people with the knowledge and skills they need to broaden their horizons, pursue their ambitions and fulfill their potential. It better positions them to understand and protect their human righ...


The Perks of Web Activism

Posted April 14, 2014 no picture Beata Ayu

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With the rise of social media and online communities, the tech savvy young are continually penetrating into various different channels as they ardently voice their opinions and rally for change. This is one of the advantages of today’s technological advancement that is applicable not only limited to youths but also the older generations. With the privileges at hand, Indonesia was capable of being part of an online global social activist movement called Change.org, allowing indivi...


2014--The Promising Road Ahead

Posted January 8, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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The Pope has spoken about 2014. He calls for change, peace and unity across the planet. In my opinion, I believe the Pope to be as demanding as every other citizen of the Earth. Many skeptics thought 2013 was bad, unlucky even, because of the dreaded number 13. I think the bad quality of a year can only be attributed to the bad quality of the people who create it. And time is created by everyone! So, here's a proclamation to everyone saying that we should all get our heads out of t...


UN issues 2014 appeal to tackle global humanitarian crisis

Posted January 6, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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"2013 was a real test of the global humanitarian system, and there is no indication that 2014 will be any different,"

Source: http://www.dw.de/un-issues-2014-appeal-to-tackle-g...

The UN's humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has warned of an unprecedented global crisis in 2014. She called for increased support for millions displaced by conflict and natural disasters. Valerie Amos warned Thursday that millions at the beginning of 2014 were facing severe hardship either as internally displaced people or as refugees. "2013 was a real test of the global humanitarian system, and there is no indication that 2014 will be any different," Amos told reporters in New York...


What Will People Think About This?

Posted December 27, 2013 Avatar Nanda Zyitta

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The day when homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 17th May 1990 was the day when LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) rights were upheld by the world. Even though this happened twenty three years ago, there are still rejections against LGBT groups. Reality has said so. In my country of Indonesia, there are still many LGBT groups who are mocked and get rejected by society. I was born in a family...


Children of the New Generation

Posted December 24, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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The other day, I was watching a segment on the program NBC Nightly News in which a journalist was speaking with young Syrian children. I was astonished for two reasons: first, they spoke English at a higher caliber than most natives of my own country and carried themselves with such poise greatly unexpected from children of their age; second, they spoke of the war and the concept of death as if it were mundane, something to which they were obligated to acclimatize themselves. It fr...


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