All I want is peace - a child's testimony from South Sudan

Posted June 18, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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JUBA, South Sudan 16, June 2014 – Every time I close my eyes, I can still see images of the gunmen shooting and killing people. It feels like it happened yesterday. I’m afraid of closing my eyes or going to sleep because I re-live those bad days. I have nightmares about what I saw and they make me scream at night. For a while, I thought I was the only one going through this, but sometimes I hear my brothers and sisters screaming too. The strange thing about these nightmares...


Help put an end to two of the biggest challenges facing girls today

Posted June 13, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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SURVEY: LET GIRLS BE GIRLS - ADD YOUR VOICE Calling all young people - add your voice and help us to put an end to two of the biggest challenges facing girls today. Ahead of the Girl Summit 2014 we want to hear from all young people. Take this survey to input into the Youth Action Statement, which will be shared with ministers and leaders from across the globe at the Girl Summit. To help you we've also created this resource packwhich contains all the information you may n...


RESOURCE PACK: Girl Summit 2014

Posted June 11, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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RESOURCE PACK DOWNLOAD SURVEY: ENGLISH The Girl Summit 2014 is a little more than a month away, and Voices of Youth together with DFID and Plan International want to hear the voices of young people from all around the world on the issues of FGM and Child and Forced Marriage. To help those who wish to conduct activities we've prepared a very comprehensive resource pack to help you.


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

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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...


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


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