All posts tagged with: activism

Life is About Sharing the Happiness and Kindness; 10 Minutes with Sam J. Calhoub

Posted October 13, 2013 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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“Whenever you face a conflict, there’s always someone that can hold your back and that can be here to help you.” These words above did extremely touch my heart. They give strength and a deep meaning for the youth. It also describes that living in this world is about sharing the kindness and happiness. These words were told by Sam J. Calhoub, a Lebanese social worker, activist, writer, artist and songwriter. He has been described as the LGBT rescuer by Al-Balad newspaper and...


Inspiring Young Environmentalists

Posted October 14, 2013 no picture Achmad

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We are so grateful to God, because there are still three environmental young leaders in Indonesia which dare to help conserve the environment in a sustainable way. They are Achmad Solikhin, Haqqy Rerian Erlangga and Anggita Putri Chaerani. Achmad Solikhin is a student at the Bogor Agricultural University, majoring from the Forestry Faculty. He is highly passionate about the environment and forestry. Haqqy Rerian Erlangga is a student at the University of Riau, majoring from the...


The Environment- What Should We Do?

Posted October 25, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Taking Care of the Environment The Current population of the United States is 311 million people. Consequently, the current world population is at 7 billion and counting. We’ve been hearing a lot about the car industry and the President’s affairs with GM but we should stop to think about the bigger picture for a moment---cars are just a single part of a much larger Earth. This Earth, one that we take for granted every day, has provided us with the necessities of life for ne...


Food Balance--Where Is It?

Posted November 16, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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I took an Environmental Science class last year. We learned that the general global populous of humans will not overshoot and plummet beneath its carrying capacity. Rather, we discovered that food production is not lacking and there is not a real shortage of food product in the world. If you think about it differently, you will see that this global dilemma of hunger is not a function of poor productivity or lack of resources. In the world, if we see it this way, we can assume that...


Medicine and MSF

Posted November 19, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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There are nearly 7.2 billion people on our planet. Isn't that shocking? As it is, I think most of us Generation Y's are feeling that we are running out of space. For what? I'm not exactly sure. In fact, space is no longer the issue. Rather, it is affordable, efficient and available health care. The international program, Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French name Médecins Sans Frontieres (pardon the lack of accent grave for any French readers), caught my eye in this re...


Currency of leaves? : The green Economy

Posted November 24, 2013 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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Picture 40 years from now, you are probably sitting on your balcony having an afternoon chat with your son. He has just returned from college where he is taking a course in “the 20th century economic models.” Out of curiosity and with knowledge that you were actively engaged in development issues, he asks what role you played in shaping the economic model that the world adopted. He is curious to know what your input was, even however small, into the debate on the need for a shi...


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...


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...


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...


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