All posts tagged with: youth

Gender-Equality, and a Conversation with the UN SRSG-SVC

Posted August 19, 2014 Avatar End Sexual Violence

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On Monday, Youth to End Sexual Violence was at the United Nations to advocate for the development of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) #3, on gender-equality and women’s empowerment, during the MDG 500 event with Malala Yousafzai and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon. There was widespread support for male involvement in women's empowerment initiatives, and everybody agreed that we need to focus on gender-equality within the next 500 days before the MDG target date. One represe...


Our world

Posted August 18, 2014 no picture Shradz

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A place where the blossoms are bright A place where the land is not torn A place where my people are free A place where my children are born That is what my country should be. A land where the people are not silenced, with words like knives, or screams that pierce their heart A land where my friends and foes alike can live in harmony, A nation where my family does not live apart That is where my rights lie. A world full of love , a world ne'er strifed...


Abortion and Sex Education

Posted August 18, 2014 Avatar Piumi Madushani

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Member since June 29, 2014
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  • Age 20

Abortion and Sex Education Sexuality can concern issues socially, economically, politically, emotionally, ethically, legally, biologically, psychology or religiously. But, however, when an abortion is done every 24 seconds globally, it should be concerned critically. In addition, the Public Health Bureau of Sri Lanka claimed 800 abortions take place every day. Recent data shows that there are around 290,000 abortions that happen per year. As I observed, as commonly persons do s...


What matters most to youth? Part 1

Posted August 16, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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When I sent out the question, “What matters most to the youth in Nigeria?” I thought I already knew what the response of most young people would be. The International Youth Day (IYD) was coming up and though the theme was concerned with mental health, I considered it important to have the people affected weigh in on what really mattered to them. Moreover, I had read about the European Parliament’s IYD priority here: The article, in commemoration of IYD, highli...


Eyes set on the future

Posted August 15, 2014 Avatar María Barba

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"You are the future"- How many times have you heard that sentence? We have been told that we are not responsible for the world we have inherited, but for the future we will build. And in Spain at least, we carry it upon our shoulders. Youth in Spain have to lead with a very high rate of unemployment. And worse than that, with a lack of future perspective. Waiting for the economy to heal, some young people stay in Spain while many (around 300,000) have emigrated since the start...


We're Just Under a Little Stress

Posted August 15, 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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Member since June 6, 2014
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  • Age 18

Here are some of the things I learned from school. Like how sometimes, school counsellors will ask you invasive questions, like ones regarding your sexuality, and they promise to hook you up with a conversion therapy to help you. How teachers favour some students more than others, and have no qualms assuring one of their worth while ignoring the emotional needs of the others. I learned that the peer group that’s supposed to help students with their mental health issues consisted...


How does your country rank?

Posted August 14, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Today’s world is considered a young world where more than 50% of the population is 25 years old and under. In the Commonwealth it is estimated that out of the 2 billion people living in the commonwealth 60% of the population are under the age of 30. The YDI defines youth development as “enhancing the status of young people, empowering them to build on their competencies and capabilities for life. It will enable young people to contribute and benefit from a politically stable,...


Volunteer

Posted August 14, 2014 Avatar Laura Rosa

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Member since August 13, 2014
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  • Age 14

The truth is that every time the number of volunteers from around the world has increased it is a sign that people are increasingly concerned about the future of others. The volunteers want to leave a mark in the hope of a society with more values​​. And to these people I owe a huge respect. I dream of doing volunteer work in Africa. And contrary to what some people think (that the world is getting worse and people are not so fond) I see that there are more...


Chilean Youth care about Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Posted August 13, 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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  • Age 19

Chile is the so called “big brother” of the region because of its strength and confidence generated by its institutions, which is invariably admired in most Latin-American countries.. also for young people this place is great, Santiago specifically has a vibrant nightlife, accessible outdoor activities and a wide range of multicultural festivities. However life in Chile is more expensive than in most Latin-American counties, and also a OECD (Through the Development cen...


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