All posts tagged with: youth

Help The People of Uttarakhand, India

Posted August 15, 2013 Avatar Era Ishrat

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Member since August 15, 2013
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  • Age 17

Do you know that the people of Uttarakhand are facing so many problems after the natural disaster? Can't we just be with them and give them a hand to be free from this cruel situation? Aren't there anyone to give them some inspiration so they don't break down? I know that we all have a soft heart inside, so please who ever can do something do co-operate with all. Cause if there are a thousand tears then there are a millions or trillions of us to make them smile.. So it's my...

Behind the Voices - "It is as if Malian youth were kept prisoners."

Posted August 23, 2013 no picture

Member since March 27, 2013
  • 36 Posts

We are in Mali this week to meet Fatouma. She tells us about her commitment to women’s rights, how she got where she is now, as well as about the role of youth in the Malian presidential elections that were just concluded. My name is Fatouma Harber, I was born in Timbuktu, but I spent my childhood in Niger where I graduated from the Municipal High School of Niamey. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Bamako, Faculty of Arts. Since 2007, I have...

Please, tell us your name and age: Zenaida Pérez Gutiérrez, 29 years old. Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I am from Santa María Tlahuitoltepec, Mixe, in Mexico and I currently live in Oaxaca City, the state capital. According to your business card – what’s your job title? I am Chief of Department of Indigenous Women's Rights, a department that addresses the situation of indigenous people in the state. Some of my functions include...

NEW on VOY: The OneMinutesJr. video of the week!

Posted September 5, 2013 no picture

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"Looking Ahead" by Andrei Gasnash, 15, Ukraine. A young man rejects temptations by moving forward. From now on, Voices of Youth will share with you a OneMinutesJr. video every week. What are OneMinutesJr. you ask me? They are sixty-second videos made by young people (between the ages of 12 and 20) from all over the world. Time may be limited in a One Minutes Jr video, but not the freedom to express oneself creatively, which is the basic right...

Leaders are listening - are you ready to talk?

Posted September 5, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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BYND 2015 is a platform for young people to ensure their inclusion in the most important decisions of the 21st Century. The Global Youth Summit: BYND 2015 will assemble young people from all corners of the globe with a view to highlighting their priorities and capturing their combined voice in crucial national and international policy and decision making processes. World leaders are making decisions about your future now. They are ready to hear you, are you ready to talk?

Is your internet use smart and safe?

Posted September 6, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Do you know the person chatting to you on the latest viral video thread? Do they know your full name, your address, or maybe your phone number? Have you ever been a victim of hurtful messages and photos spread on social media? Did you get denied access to college, university or even employment because of something you posted online? On day two of the Global Youth Summit: BYND2015 next week, UNICEF and Voices of Youth will join the ITU and other partners in talking wit...

Religious Freedom

Posted September 7, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Have you ever felt alone? Scared, worried...hungry perhaps? One of the most common ways to cope with this is to reach out to an ultimate being. That natural spirit, be it person, animal, plant, etc., you have some supreme thing that you worship. Regardless of bad emotions/ feelings, you might even pray to this god when you feel good. But is it right for me to tell you what god to pray? Is it right for you tell me and chastise me if I do not? These are the questions of religious fre...

COMPETITION: Be the brain behind the next VOY Citizens video

Posted September 9, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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UPDATE: Deadline for submissions extended to 23 September. How many times have you watched a video clip about internet safety and thought to yourself: “Hmm that's boring or lame...I can do better” ? We're giving you that chance… As part of our involvement in the Global Youth Summit: BYND2015 and the Be Smart Be Safe session, we're launching a competition to give young people the chance to help us create a powerful awareness raising video about internet safety. W...

It's This-able!

Posted September 10, 2013 Avatar Emilia Siahaan

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Member since August 13, 2013
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  • Age 20

It’s This-able! Talking about 'diff-ability' is something that is quite sensitive in our environment. On the other hand, actually we do not need to feel sorry to show our empathy. What matters is that we treat everybody in the same way, that’s how we appreciate each other. Take a look at Mr. Djumono. He is one of the candidates to be one of the members in legislative assembly for West Java province. He is also the only person with diff-ability that goes as the c...

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