Have your say on girls’ rights

Posted June 11, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Do you believe in every girl’s right to marry who they want, when they want and to live safe from violence? Speak out to ensure that youth voices on these issues are heard at the highest level. TAKE THE SURVEY: ENGLISH Isabelle is a member of the youth panel for the upcoming Girl Summit (19 July). She is passionate about girls’ rights and effecting real change for girls and women across the world. She has just returned from volunteering in India for three months. Re...


Why child marriage has to end

Posted June 9, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Words of wisdom - in GIF form

Posted June 2, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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http://24.media.tumblr.com/16291dccb4f10de47df82fec972f817e/tumblr_n6jvhsK7ip1twvfk9o1_400.gif

Source: http://24.media.tumblr.com/16291dccb4f10de47df82fe...

Are you a fan of GIFs? Well the great news is that they can be included in your VOY posts. I think that they're a fun way of sharing words of wisdom and inspirational quotes, from films and other forms of media. We'll to post them on a regular basis with a short explanation of why they were chosen. But we'd love your suggestions and submissions too - either in the comments section or on Twitter (@voicesofyouth). This GIF is one that I created using a plugin for Google Chrome....


A glimpse into Digitally Connected - from PressPass TV

Posted May 28, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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At the end of April, a really exciting event took place in Boston in the US - the Digitally Connected symposium. Experts and innovators from all around the world came together and spent two-and-a-half days discussing the importance of digital in the lives of children and youth today. They shared knowledge about the research and projects that they have been working on, and discussed how they can collaborate better, to make digital tools even more effective for children. The symp...


Ahora puedes ser Bloguero de La Juventud Opina

Posted May 27, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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¡Es tu oportunidad de participar en una pasantía para convertirte en Bloguero de "La Juventud Opina"! ¿Te preocupan los problemas sociales y los que afectan a la juventud y quieres que tu opinión sea escuchada? Buscamos 10 jóvenes de todo el mundo interesados en escribir artículos en nuestro blog al menos una vez a la semana y que participen en las conversaciones en línea de nuestra plataforma. ¿Quién puede solicitar esta pasantía? Estos son los requisitos:- Debes t...


"I was lucky. I was not sent out to fight"

Posted May 15, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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"When the Séléka came into Bangui and seized power on March 24 last year, all the schools closed down. I was attending secondary school at the time. But since there was no school and no jobs, I joined the Séléka. I was told that I would make money there. My father, who works for the military, registered me and I worked under his command. My parents are divorced. My Mum didn’t know that I had joined the Séléka. I'm sure she would not have liked it. I was lucky. I was not...


Cyberbullying: all you need to know on VOY

Posted April 3, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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In case you've missed them over the months, we have some great resources on cyberbullying and online safety here on VOY: -Tips & hints -Videos -Research Remember - when you post online you post to the world.


Creating a better internet for all

Posted February 10, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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In September of last year Voices of Youth joined the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at the BYND2015 Global Youth Summit in Costa Rica to promote online safety and responsible internet use among children and young people. As part of the session on online safety, entitled 'Be Smart, Be Safe' a competition was launched asking young people to develop a concept for an awareness-raising video. The winning concept - shown in this video - was designed by Rebeca Mariño Ov...


UNICEF Voices of Youth & The Guardian Advertisement Contest

Posted February 3, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Marketing & advertising to children (and youth) is a growing business in many parts of the world attracting increasing attention from parents, regulators, business and civil society. Children often have unsupervised access to numerous forms of media: we see advertisements all the time through the T.V., radio, the internet, and even our social media networks. And there are growing concerns about the effects of marketing on children’s physical and mental health. Inappropriate...


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    I'm one of the Voices of Youth Community Managers. I love reading, travel & social media.


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