Save Children Through Education

Posted April 4, 2014 Avatar Thinley

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Every child is born with the right to education. Education is the most important aspect in every child's life. It prevents them from getting their dreams crushed. Because if their dreams are crushed, their mental and physical abilities will go down. Every child living in any country has the sole right of getting an education. Detaining children in the streets just because of the color of their skin, caste or religion is just wrong and is against the law. The constitution is there t...


Save the Children of Syria

Posted November 21, 2013 Avatar Thinley

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The Syrian War: a time of despair for the people of Syria that began with a small protest. No one knew that this little protest would result into one of our time’s biggest issues, taking the lives of more than 100,000 people. Political issues have blinded the people of Syria, causing the destruction of the country. Violence has now gone berserk, endangering the lives and future of more than three million Syrian children. The children will not only suffer from physical pain, but t...


Teens Shout Out against Sexploitation

Posted April 12, 2011 no picture Collett Smart

Recently I spent some time with a group of girls in Year 11 who are just bursting with life and hope for a brilliant future. I am amazed at the vision of teens. These girls are thinking about how they can be involved in humanitarian pursuits by helping orphans and women in the sex trades or by enlightening their peers about the culture they are immersed. This culture which 'sexploits' women and children and normalises raunchy or pornographic sexual themes, hence impacting on their mental well be...


The Young Women’s World Forum 2011 has begun! The Forum began today at the four WAGGGS World Centres in India, Mexico, the UK and Switzerland. It's the second of three events, to be held once annually between 2010 and 2012. The events focus on bringing together young women from around the world to share skills and best practices related to the Millennium Development Goals. The hope is that by giving women the skills needed to advocate for, and initiate community projects, they will fulfill the...


Kill the kill switch?

Posted March 4, 2011 no picture Interrobangin'

When the Egyptian government shut down online communications in the wake of mass protests, it was largely unprecedented and deeply alarming. However on the same day, Republican Senator Susan Collins reintroduced a bill which, if passed, could potentially allow the President to act similarly in the US. Called, in all seriousness, the "Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act of 2011", the bill has the stated intent of enabling the executive office to shut down "critical infrastructure" in the even...


Video games aren't typically designed to promote social change. Fate of the World seeks to change that by putting players in charge of solving the climate change crisis. Following in the steps of Civilization and Spore, Fate of the World appears to be a turn-based simulation game melding scientific research with political considerations. From the game's description: Based on the research of Prof. Myles Allen at Oxford University, Fate of the World simulates the real social and environmental...


Disease Fatality Rates

Posted February 25, 2011 Avatar Thinley

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A simple visualization from David McCandless showing the average fatality rates for major diseases. It'd be great to see a visualization like this for different populations based on age or region. For example, how would the circles change if we were looking at young people in Haiti? What if we were looking at the same population post-earthquake? He also created a related visualization that looks at how long these diseases can survive outside the body (main takeaway: wash your hands!)


In 2008… 33.4 million people were living with HIV/AIDS. 2 million people died from HIV/AIDS. 280 000 of these were CHILDREN. Africa had OVER 14 MILLION AIDS orphans. And this is why I have chosen to raise this topic. We all know STDs threaten the lives of many South African Youth, as well as Youth around the world. As 2010 is a year for the youth, I feel that discussing HIV/AIDS and other STDs is an important topic to consider. What I would like to know is: What are your views on condoms/...


Poverty, Unemployment and Globalization

Posted February 25, 2011 Avatar Thinley

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Adolescents are often seen as the next generation of actors on the social and economic stage. While it is true that the future economic development of nations depends on harnessing their energy and developing their skills, this view does not take account of the social and economic contribution that many adolescents and young people make today. It also fails to acknowledge that many young people are struggling to find adequate employment that can provide them with a safe foothold above the povert...


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    Youth initiative for Debate, Deliberation and development, Bhutan