Convention of the Rights and Responsibilities of the Child

Posted October 28, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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I had a read through the Convention on the Rights of the Child before writing this post and thought it was missing something. With rights comes responsibilities and that should be acknowledged in the Convention. It is correct that children should be have a right to a family, education, health care, free from torture and degrading treatment and protection from mental, physical and sexual abuse but what if children begin to rely on the word 'right' to escape their responsibility?...


One Young World summit - We can learn from each other!

Posted October 21, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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From the 15th October to the 18th October I was privileged to attend the one young world conference in Dublin, Ireland. The moments that stood for me were as follows: 1. Children and young people should never have to go through such abuse: at the age of 13 Yeonmi Park watched her mother be raped so as to protect her from rape. The heart wrenching story did not leave dry eyes in the crowd. 2. Everyone who spoke called for action. Our world is going into dangerous territory wit...


Power of the People - consumerism

Posted October 7, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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I've always believed and advocated that power lies with the people, that is the majority rather the few at the top. This is based on the rationale that it is the majority that votes to put someone in a that position and therefore can vote to take them out. The power is with the people. I wonder if the same can apply in the consumer world. The consumer world works on supply and demand. Methane is as lethal or more lethal than carbon dioxide emission. One of the greatest emitte...


Does race or wealth determine your destiny?

Posted September 30, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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"What the white used to say about the blacks we now say about the poor." Chinua Achebe (Anthills of the Savannah) Many people are born in the same country yet have different destinies. Whilst some people think it is out of our control whilst others believe it is in their complete control. What if the colour of your skin already decided your destiny? What if how wealthy your family is already decided your fate? Two people only a stone throw away from each other but on one hand...


STOP THE TALKING- IT IS TIME FOR ACTION

Posted September 20, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Things are heating up in New York as people mobilise for the world's largest march to bring about action to combat climate change and the Seychelles is no exception. The Seychelles National Youth Assembly decided to host an event to commemorate climate change global day of action. Today was about: Mobilisation. Education. Action. As young people gathered early Saturday morning as Mahe Island experienced torrential downpours we gathered in a cosy room in a primary school. The...


MESSAGES OF PEACE FROM YOUTHS OF SEYCHELLES

Posted September 20, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Sunday 21st September 2014 was International Peace Day. We are grateful in the Seychelles that we live in a country in peace but our heart aches as fellow young people do not enjoy this human right. A right to live in a world free of conflict and war- a world of peace. Please click on the source link which is a collection of photos taken by Anael Bodwell and I put together to commemorate International Peace Day 2014. You can click on the photos if you would like to better see t...


INDIAN OCEAN SOCIALIST- LOCAL HERO TO MANY

Posted September 15, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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LOCAL HERO: France Albert Rene A blog post will never do justice to this man but I will do my best to show why he is a local hero to many. Colonial era The Seychelles was a colony in both the French and English empire. The Seychelles had cinnamon, copra and vanilla plantations owned by the European ‘white’ masters and worked on by the slave ‘black’ population from East Africa and Madagascar. In 1835 slavery was abolished but the plantations continued. The m...


When is it your right to have access to contraceptives? 18 or when you decide?

Posted September 7, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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The debate about when adolescents should have access to contraceptives has been discussed for years and we have created a strategy that is full of flaws. Currently it is believed that a person at the age of 14 can be sexually active but they can only gain access to contraceptives at the age of 15. Between 15 and 17 years of age they must have their parent's permission to have access to contraceptives. It is only when the person is 18 that they have access to contraceptives with...


Your Health; Your Responsibility

Posted August 30, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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The theme in the Seychelles for health is “your health, your responsibility.” The health care system in the Seychelles caters for access to health care for everyone. The largest proportion of the government’s budget is given to the Ministry of Health to cater for the health care of the local population. It became clear that free health care is an expensive expenditure for the government. So combined with the budget was the theme your health, your responsibility in an attemp...


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