All posts tagged with: Blogging Intern 2014

FEMEN. Have you heard of it?

Posted September 11, 2014 Avatar Oksana Hirchak

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Member since July 6, 2014
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  • Age 20

Have you heard about such an organization as FEMEN? I would like you not to have. I will explain why I wish that later. Let me introduce FEMEN for the beginning. It is “an international women’s movement of brave topless female activists painted with the slogans and crowned with flowers. FEMEN female activists are the women with special training, physically and psychologically ready to implement the humanitarian tasks of any degree of complexity and level of provocation. FEMEN...


CRC@25

Posted September 11, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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Member since June 7, 2014
  • 15 Posts
  • Age 20

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), is a treaty ratified by a almost all the countries in the world. It is distinctly clear that people and governments value the rights of their children, and are constantly involved in activities that facilitate children to realise their full potential through rights. In Sri Lanka, specific focus is given to various issues such as realising access to education and healthcare for children - in fact, access to educatio...


Adopting Global Warming

Posted September 9, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Member since June 28, 2014
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Decades of climate change brings risks that people will accept higher temperatures, with more heat waves, downpours & draughts as ‘normal’ & complicate government plans to do more to cut greenhouse gas emissions. “Because the last three decades have seen such a significant rise in global & regional temperature, most people under the age of 30 have not lived in a world without global warming,” told Michel Jarraud, Secretary General of UN World Meteorological...


Feminisms

Posted September 8, 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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  • Age 18

Deviating from the prompt of '2 Lives 2 Miles Apart', this post examines two generalized views of today's mainstream feminist movement from different lenses, based off my experience with feminism in Malaysia (specifically, from a youth perspective). From this, we will come to discover what exactly people mean when they say there are feminisms, and how important it is to ensure our goals are compatible with each other in order to achieve them. - You are from an upper middle-...


Helping young talent blossom - Art Fusion 2014

Posted September 8, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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  • Age 20

In many posts I have done previously on VoY, I have brought to you stories of youth initiatives and considerations in my country, which are implemented to support today's youth, facilitating the betterment of the next generation in the process. This post is a bit different - it is about the older generation doing their share in helping young talent blossom. Today I walked in to the Bougainvillea Ballroom of the Galadari Hotel in Colombo to witness an art & crafts exhibition....


Is it controversial? - LGTB rights

Posted September 8, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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Member since May 14, 2014
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  • Age 14

"Dude that's so gay" When did phrases like this become an insult? Have you ever been called "faggot" or "fag"? When and why did people make this a degrading term? When did being gay become an illness or an abnormality? Why do people go against gay rights? I believe it's because of one thing and it's total ignorance. Some may take it on the religious side but Pope Francis said : What am I supposed to do, if a son of God comes seeking help and he's gay? Am I supposed to turn th...


Back to School

Posted September 8, 2014 no picture Daanial Chaudhry

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Member since June 26, 2014
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It's back to school season for many of us, and we are all going through different emotions. After all we are different people at different stages of our lives. But what are you feeling as you go back to school, college or university? Excited. For me the emotion is fear. Fear of failure. Fear of failing my GCSEs. But then as I sat on the train this morning I contemplated the thought of going back to school. Thinking. Wondering. "What do we actually learn at school?" We learn about...


Words of wisdom - from around the globe

Posted September 8, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Grace: 长江后浪推前浪, 一代更比一代强 (Chinese) As in a river, the energy and vigor of the new generation excels the last one. Each generation will excel and surpass the last. 种一棵树的最佳时机是20年前,次佳时机是现在 (Chinese) The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is right now. Chris: Ndovu wawili wakisongana ziumiazo ni nyika. (Kiswahili) When two elephants fight, it is the grass th...


When is it your right to have access to contraceptives? 18 or when you decide?

Posted September 7, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Member since June 19, 2014
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The debate about when adolescents should have access to contraceptives has been discussed for years and we have created a strategy that is full of flaws. Currently it is believed that a person at the age of 14 can be sexually active but they can only gain access to contraceptives at the age of 15. Between 15 and 17 years of age they must have their parent's permission to have access to contraceptives. It is only when the person is 18 that they have access to contraceptives with...


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