All posts tagged with: youth

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...


Mental Health and It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Posted August 12, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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  • Age 14

What is mental health to you? What comes to mind when you hear mental health? Mental health is a very complex and often ignored topic amongst youth. The reality is young people also suffer from mental health issues. It's often put aside because the most common issue of mental health among teens and young adults is depression. Now, depression is a much bigger problem than it's said to be. Depression can lead to many things. Depression can be caused by a series of things,...


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...


International Youth Day 2014 - Mental Health Matters

Posted August 12, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Happy International Youth Day everyone! Thank you for making VOY the amazing, inspiring, dynamic online community that it is. It would not be possible without your efforts. But today is not just for celebrating the amazing power of youth, it is also an important opportunity to highlight the challenges. This year's theme for Youth Day is around the mental health of young people. Mental health issues are often not talked about or stigmatized, leaving them untreated an...


Mental Health of Youth

Posted August 11, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Neither we are child nor are we old Foundations for development, we are gold. We are in problem, who solves? Which benches? In all directions, bounded by fences. Appearance changes affect our mind Peace for ourselves, where can we find? Mental stress, pressure, tensions and depression We can’t fully share our expression. We lose, break ourselves & shed into tears Lots of difficulties around covered with fears. We just cry & cry but show fake smil...


We need you to help us map your environment

Posted August 11, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Do you walk by a pile of garbage every day on the street? Do you breathe the polluted air of your city? If you believe that we should put an end to the deterioration of our planet, make your voice heard. Help us create a global map on the challenges and positive changes that impact our environment. On 23 September 2014, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host the Climate Change Summit bringing together leaders and experts from around the world to discuss the climat...


Wake up Youth (Poem on social justice)

Posted August 10, 2014 Avatar priya verma

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It time now wake up youth challenges ahead to bridge this divide to work towards a shared vision human dignity greater equity freedom basic security and Justice youth should and youth will be at the forefront in the global struggle against complex social and economic challenges to make a better world


Nigerian youth multiplying impact

Posted August 9, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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A developing country has at least three dire needs - development, national transformation and youth employment. These are dire needs of Nigeria. Development: because an economy that has experienced some years of stable economic growth requires this growth to be inclusive and accompanied by economic development. National transformation: because the need for leaders who lead by serving and have the necessary skills is critical to transforming societies. Youth employment: be...


Voices of Youth Inspire! “Don’t let the society make choices on your behalf”

Posted August 8, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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  • Age 20

In my last post about the story of Siddhartha Nanayakkara, I mentioned that I immediately thought of two people when I read through Assignment #5 for Interns. I am writing about the other person today, who is also a very close friend of Siddhartha. He is an entrepreneur, trying his luck in the flourishing IT industry of Sri Lanka. This is how my interview of him unfolded. Your name: Pasan Thilakasiri Your age: 20 Where are you originally from and where do you curre...


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