All posts tagged with: children

Child Marriage: What should YOU(th) do?

Posted August 25, 2014 Avatar Anwar H Sagor

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Nowadays Child Marriage which is commonly known as “বাল্যবিবাহ (Ballo Bibaho) in Bangladesh is increasing dangerously! According to the law of Bangladesh, marriage between a girl under 18 years of age and a boy under 21 is called child marriage. The Child Marriage Act of 1929 certifies- -> Child Marriage is a punishable crime. -> Parents and other persons supporting this marriage will be punished too. -> Child Marriage can be canceled. [Puni...


"HUMANITY" AN AFRICAN EXPRESSION

Posted August 25, 2014 no picture Daniel Izu

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Humanity! Ubuntu! Bantu!anthu!abantu! All but words that have the same meaning in linguistic nature. Humanity! A symbol that once kept Africa united and saw people come together to fight a common era. Ubuntu! We came from all corners of the diaspora and fought a common era - slavery. Colour was not a definitive picture for there was no black, coloured , Indian, Hutu, Nsenga, Bemba, Tswana, Yoruba, Xhosa, Ngoni and all nativity but we were one Africa bound together in love...


Act or accept, Young people Take action!

Posted August 21, 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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Hi everyone! Current societies run faster than ever, that´s why new things are more desired and younger people have earned renewed appreciation because features of ourselves and our surroundings seem to change at the speed of sound. One thing that comes out of it as a beneficial fact is that younger people are now hugely recognized as subject of law but also seen no longer as just "the future" but also the present A way to illustrate this is by looking at how children and yo...


Do schools put too much pressure on kids?

Posted August 21, 2014 Avatar Laura Rosa

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  • Age 14

In my opinion, schools currently put too much pressure on children. In a way, it shows them the competitive side and the pressure of "being better than the other." Children are "formatted" in this competitive society and sometimes do not remove the "pleasure" of studying. They see the school as an obligation and not as a resource for building their own future. The pressure caused by the overload of homework, tests, etc. damages the student. Should we think in a more sustainable...


What's happening to our world?

Posted August 18, 2014 no picture Shradz

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Hi! My name is Shradzy and I believe that everyone should be heard out. Firstly, (OBVIOUSLY) I think you can tell that I am the kind of person who will do a lot to achieve justice. The reason why I am writing this article is because I believe people should be heard out. Age. This thing we call 'age' is, in many ways, a global handicap. However, the only reason it is a handicap is because, we the people, make it one. Why should a child's voice be drowned out in the horde...


When I see the world, one thing has stopped in my heart.

Posted August 16, 2014 no picture snez

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There is a dream in my heart: dream to help less fortunate children when I grow up and do it myself. I was born with all the facilities. I did not have any trouble of building my esteem fulfilling my needs. Now I have grown up. I can see the world. When I see the word, one thing has stopped in my heart. When I was a child, I had all my basic needs fulfilled. I did not have any trouble finding food, clothing or shelter. But there are thousands of children who do not have the child...


In an exclusive interview with "Humanitarian's Manifesto", a community powered initiative, Dr. Akihiro Seita of UNWRA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) explains the role of mother & child unit at UNRWA health centers, especially in dealing with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) in children & adolescents. He also describes the affects of Israel-Palestine conflict on economy, mental health of men and particularly domestic v...


International Youth Day #IYD14 - Why we need to talk about #SexualViolence

Posted August 12, 2014 Avatar End Sexual Violence

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It's time for youth to talk about Sexual Violence. This past June, members of governments and civil society organisations joined forces at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. A delegation of youth was invited to attend and participate in summit discussions, where they were encouraged to rally the #YouthVoice on social media. The youth voice is 1.8 billion strong, so the task of representing youth at the Global Summit and rallying them by means of s...


Stop the senseless killing of innocent children

Posted August 5, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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How do you console a child who has become a victim of war? How does one console a child who has lost almost everything - from her parents, friends,home, limbs etc. in a war that she understands nothing about? It is heart breaking to see children as young as one month wail helplessly in Gaza hospitals with injuries incurred after someone threw a missile to them. It is even choking to see a lifeless body of a child who can't defend himself or herself lay by the roadside or in...


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