Young people are making their voices heard at the World Humanitarian Summit

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Chloe Reynaldo from the Philippines is one of the young people attending the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. On Tuesday 24 May, she will speak at the Special Session on ‘Transforming Humanitarian Action with and for Young People’. To find out more check out this page and follow #ShareHumanity on Twitter. 1. According to you, why should young people care about the World Humanitarian Summit? I believe that any event concerning global welfare should be re...


Your rights in the digital age

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Are you between 12-18 years old? If so, we invite you to join us in an exciting new initiative! A global action research project interested in children and young people’s views on their rights in the digital age! The internet is just over 25 years old, and so is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Our world has changed a lot since then. How do you use technology? Has technology impacted on your rights? This is what RErights.org wants to find out! T...


PLURAL+ Awards 2015: The girl whose shadow reflects the moon

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Name: Walaa Film: The girl whose shadow reflects the moon, PLURAL+ Partner Award Country: Jordan Age: 16 What 3 words describe you best? bold, ambitious, hopeless romantic Tell us about your film - what is it about? The film portrays a number of situations that I have found myself in. What motivated you to create this film? Laura, Tasneem, and Khiali motivated me to make films. Many of the events from the war remain fixed in our minds and hearts beca...


PLURAL+ Awards 2015: You Are Not Better Than Me

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Name: Letícia Parreira Gonçalves Oliveira Film: You Are Not Better Than Me, PLURAL+ Partner Award Country: Brazil Age: 16 What 3 words describe you best? I believe the 3 words that describes me best are: persevering, leader, passionate Tell us about your film - what is it about? My film shows that moral integrity must be present 100% of the time in our lives, by not judging people on appearance, the way they dress or their social status, and that our attitude...


Young people are the key to fighting climate change

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While children are disproportionately affected by climate change and they are the ones who will have to live with its impacts, they are largely left out of the conversation. We believe that it is imperative that the views of children and young people on the issues of climate change and the environment are heard. We wanted to elevate their voices and show what they believe to be the biggest challenges in their communities – and also recognize the positive actions being taken to...


PLURAL+ Awards 2015: Breaking Barriers

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Name: Shawn Sebastian Film: Breaking Barriers, PLURAL+ Partner Award Country: India Age: 24 What 3 words describe you best? Independent Journalist, Film Maker, Storyteller Tell us about your film - what is it about? The narrative offers a glimpse into the activities of Young Women Self Help Groups in Uttar Pradesh, India. It showcases a subtle revolution in villages of Uttar Pradesh where young women are organising themselves to fight injustice and inequality....


PLURAL+ Awards 2015: Inspire

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Name: Awais Ali Film: Inspire; PLURAL+ Partner Award Country: United Kingdom Age: 25 What 3 words describe you best? Enthusiastic, charismatic, driven Tell us about your film - what is it about? Inspire is a short story which explores prejudice and social exclusion. In a world becoming increasingly fearful towards cultures and ideas different to our own, we feel it’s important to celebrate the positive impact of diversity and immigration. We wouldn’t be ab...


PLURAL+ Awards 2015: Another Kind of Girl

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Name: Khaldiya Aamir Film: Another Kind of Girl; PLURAL+ Partner Award Country: Jordan Age: 18 What 3 words describe you best? Compassionate, sentimental, and stubborn Tell us about your film - what is it about? The film talks about what life is like in the Za'tari refugee camp. Through this film I wanted to show the world who us Syrian children are and the challenges and risks that we face and overcome despite the difficult circumstances we are curren...


PLURAL+ Awards 2015: Blue

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Name: Breech Asher Harani; Film: Blue, PLURAL+ International Jury Winner, PLURAL+ Partner Awards Winner Country: Philippines Age: 23 What 3 words describe you best? Creative, Hard-working, Open-Minded Tell us about your film - what is it about? "BLUE" is a short film that talks about the experience of leaving a family for a new life in a foreign place, and being misunderstood for being different, including the effects especially on young people....


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    I'm one of the VOY community managers. I'm from South Africa & have been living in NYC for over 2 years. My hobbies are reading and photography.


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