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Young people shaping the global agenda

Posted May 15, 2014 no picture Hyunjeong Lee

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Young people from marginalized and disadvantaged groups often experience exclusion and disrespect. To ensure the rights of young people, society must respect and be inclusive of all, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age. Jeremy (Xa Tấn Chương), is a 20-year-old Vietnamese youth delegate to the World Conference on Youth 2014. He is currently studying Business English in Ho Chi Minh City, where he also wor...


Saving Alice and Alicia.

Posted June 5, 2014 no picture Ajoke Adebisi.

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Written by Ajoke Adebisi. In September, 2000, the member states of the United Nations made a passionate commitment to address the crippling poverty, hunger and diseases that grip many areas of the world, and also, stimulate sustainable development. Amongst the eight Millennium Development Goals, Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment are considered by leaders in the international community, a specific focus as they are central to all other development goals. Gender Equality is...


Have your say on girls’ rights

Posted June 11, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Do you believe in every girl’s right to marry who they want, when they want and to live safe from violence? Speak out to ensure that youth voices on these issues are heard at the highest level. TAKE THE SURVEY: ENGLISH Isabelle is a member of the youth panel for the upcoming Girl Summit (19 July). She is passionate about girls’ rights and effecting real change for girls and women across the world. She has just returned from volunteering in India for three months. Re...


RESOURCE PACK: Girl Summit 2014

Posted June 11, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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RESOURCE PACK DOWNLOAD SURVEY: ENGLISH The Girl Summit 2014 is a little more than a month away, and Voices of Youth together with DFID and Plan International want to hear the voices of young people from all around the world on the issues of FGM and Child and Forced Marriage. To help those who wish to conduct activities we've prepared a very comprehensive resource pack to help you.


Help put an end to two of the biggest challenges facing girls today

Posted June 13, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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SURVEY: LET GIRLS BE GIRLS - ADD YOUR VOICE Calling all young people - add your voice and help us to put an end to two of the biggest challenges facing girls today. Ahead of the Girl Summit 2014 we want to hear from all young people. Take this survey to input into the Youth Action Statement, which will be shared with ministers and leaders from across the globe at the Girl Summit. To help you we've also created this resource packwhich contains all the information you may n...


How young people can speak up for girls’ rights

Posted June 19, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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It’s time to act on girls’ rights so we can build a better future for everyone. Play your part by giving us your opinion on issues like child marriage and FGM, which have devastating effects on girls’ lives and communities in countries across the globe. Rafick Tawakali, 19, is from Malawi. He has been actively involved in the fight for children’s rights since 2008. Rafick has two sisters and is particularly passionate about protecting girls’ rights. Why we must end...


Cracks in the (Political) Glass Ceiling

Posted July 21, 2014 Avatar Effie Johari

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#YouthForChange: Action Statement & Report

Posted July 21, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Read the #YouthForChange Action Statement and Research Report. Over the past few weeks Voices of Youth has been sharing articles, testimonies and resources all about FGM/C and child marriage. We also asked you to take part in an online survey, to get your views on these issues - because we believe that with youth engagement we can hope to achieve the goal of ending FGM/C and child marriage faster. All of this has been in the lead up to the #YouthForChange event which to...