#ENDviolence against children

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Violence against children is everywhere. But people turn a blind eye. It’s hidden behind closed doors. It’s invisible. All children have the right to live free from violence. Violence which harms their physical and mental growth. Violence which holds back every society. But violence against children is entirely preventable when people come together and say that it is not acceptable. When they make the invisible visible. Join UNICEF and partners in the movement to #ENDvi...


Happy International Day of Friendship

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To celebrate International Day of Friendship we asked the Voices of Youth Twitter community to tell us what they've learnt from their friends and what makes their friends so awesome. Here are some of their responses: Manuel, Caracas: “They always gonna stand for me no matter what, that's the deal. Int. Day of #Friendship” Chima, Nigeria: “The most important thing I’ve learnt 4m my friends is that the best way to make & keep friends is 2love without expectations....


What's #BYND2015?

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Are you under the age of 25? Do you have an idea how technology can change your world for the better? The ITU is giving you a chance to play a role in setting the next generation of international ICT policy, by helping send a message to world leaders on the future global development agenda. The Global Youth Summit: BYND 2015 will mobilize youth to join forces and create solutions for social good, enabled through widespread access to information and communication technolog...


An ‘Urgent’ Call for Voices of Youth Mappers

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Maps can represent many things – adventure, discovery, a journey, a return home or even a sense of order – but now they are also representing youth empowerment. In 2011 UNICEF staff from New York and Rio de Janeiro, a team of digital innovators, government officials, community leaders and other partners came together on a mission: to train young people to create maps which depicted the social and environmental risks in their surroundings. Two years, 12 communities and two...


Are you on Twitter? Connect with VOY

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The Voices of Youth Twitter family is growing and growing and over 8,000 strong. And we're excited to tell you that we're using a cool new feature to help us keep track of the interesting and thought-provoking discussions we have with you via Twitter. If you're on Twitter and you haven't connected with us yet - follow us @voicesofyouth and if you want to check out the discussions that are currently taking place visit our "nest" here: http://voicesofyouth.nestivity.com At the...


By Monicah Maelane, South Africa No. Children should not be legally allowed to leave school before completing their final year. Without education we are unable to end the violence in many countries around the world, such as child abuse and women abuse, also we are unable to end illiteracy, criminal activities and poverty especially in Africa. The economy also suffers because the number of unemployment is on the rise due to the lack education mainly in Africa. I am South Afric...


Who are the social media giants in Africa?

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http://24.media.tumblr.com/9ed85fd8096b4f30981c84287b15ffac/tumblr_mkblsnFjoC1qiuwg7o1_1280.jpg

Source: http://afrographique.tumblr.com/post/46417790373/a...

A really simple and handy visualization of Facebook use in Africa. Did you know that Egypt had the highest number of users - similar to Australia and Japan? Or that all of Africa's Facebook users combined are still fewer than the Facebook users of India?


If it's on the web it must be true?

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When I was young I used to think that anything that was written in a book MUST be true? After all, books have publishers, and there are all sorts of people who are paid to check everything right? Of course not – there is no single magical arbitrator who decides whether the content of a particular book is “true”. Luckily I have had some amazing teachers during my life, especially at university, who helped me to develop critical thinking skills which have in turn allowed me...


I’d like to chop the onions I looked down at Themba’s* determined face and panicked. The first thought that came to my mind was But how? You see Themba was around 12 years old at the time and he had only one arm – the other hand been amputated around his elbow after he sustained serious burns to his entire body in a fire. As the words articulated silently in my mind I immediately felt ashamed at my reaction I felt the sensation of my cheeks turning red and I pretend...


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


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