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OneMinutesJr. Simple Math

Posted March 20, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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(Mohamed Mysoor Arshath, 15, Sri Lanka, 2014) Faced with discrimination, a young man teaches his instructor a lesson. Created at the 2014 Sri Lanka OneMinutesJr. workshop on "Child Rights in My World."


Step by Step

Posted April 10, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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We all have the right to be included regardless of our race, disabilities, religion, or birth status. We should be able to actively participate in our community regardless of our disabilities. Do you believe governments and your schools are taking the right steps to include everyone? Note about the video: This OneMinutesJr. was created in Sri Lanka by Nilani Chandrakumar, 18.


Why I want to see young people involved

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

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By Luiz Carlos Guedes 14 May 2014 - Last week, almost 1,000 young people met in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to discuss their priorities and goals in global development. With sponsorship from Women Thrive, I attended the World Conference on Youth along with five other members of the United Nations' GEFI Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) in order to bring new perspectives to the discussions. It was a really exciting experience that I wanted to make the most of since this global meeting wa...


The thing about post war diplomacy

Posted June 7, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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As many expected and predicted, the resolution against Sri Lanka was adopted by a majority vote at the Commission that is for Human Rights of the Nations who Stand United. Any thought on ignoring its impact is officially a goner. They will watch us. That’s what Navi Pillay says. So our people have one question now; why did they do this to us? Well I for one have a different set of questions; how did our post-war diplomacy fair? Did we get the mix right? And if we did, why did we fail? I have...


Why I’m proud of being Sri Lankan

Posted July 2, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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TL;DR - I do not intend to draw your attention to the vibrant wildlife, lush greenery or the golden beaches that Sri Lanka has to offer. Nor would I boast about how we fought (and finally got over) a war that lasted three decades. Instead, I want to talk about our people. EVOLVING people. I have to admit that this very subject has become a cliché and a mechanical topic for every kid who has gone through primary and secondary education in my country. In essays, poetry, speeches...


Legalising prostitution: the two sides of the argument

Posted July 20, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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One Saturday morning about a year back, I was walking down a road in one major suburb of Colombo (Sri Lanka’s commercial capital). It was 6 am and the road was deserted, far from the image of the bustling city you’d see in the day time. About 20 feet in front of me was a woman. Probably in her late 40s, this plump woman was eyeing both sides of the road suspiciously, walking backwards and forwards on nervous feet. I passed this woman without taking much notice that day. L...