International Youth Day 2014 - Mental Health Matters

Publicado 12 de agosto de 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Happy International Youth Day everyone! Thank you for making VOY the amazing, inspiring, dynamic online community that it is. It would not be possible without your efforts. But today is not just for celebrating the amazing power of youth, it is also an important opportunity to highlight the challenges. This year's theme for Youth Day is around the mental health of young people. Mental health issues are often not talked about or stigmatized, leaving them untreated an...


We need you to help us map your environment

Publicado 11 de agosto de 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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UPDATE 11 September: We're looking for more mappers to bring child & youth voices to the Climate Summit. To apply submit this form. Do you walk by a pile of garbage every day on the street? Do you breathe the polluted air of your city? If you believe that we should put an end to the deterioration of our planet, make your voice heard. Help us create a global map on the challenges and positive changes that impact our environment. On 23 September 2014, the UN Secre...


Quiz: How much do you know about HIV and AIDS?

Publicado 22 de julio de 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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1. What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? A. AIDS is caused by HIV. B. HIV is caused by AIDS. C. They are the same thing. 2. HIV can be transmitted before symptoms occur and before AIDS develops. How long can the onset of AIDS take? A. 6 months B. 5 years C. Up to 10-15 years 3. Which of the following does NOT transmit HIV? A. Unprotected sex with an HIV+ person B. Mosquitoes who fed on an HIV+ person C. An untreated HIV+ mom breastfe...


The OneMinutesJr. video challenge

Publicado 21 de julio de 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Calling all budding young filmmakers! What do Child Rights mean to you? Tell us in a 60 second video! As the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child approaches in November 2014, we want to hear from you. From declining infant mortality to rising school enrollment, more children are realizing their basic rights. But this historic milestone must also serve as an urgent reminder that there’s still a long road ahead. Too many children still don’t enjo...


#YouthForChange: Action Statement & Report

Publicado 21 de julio de 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Read the #YouthForChange Action Statement and Research Report. Over the past few weeks Voices of Youth has been sharing articles, testimonies and resources all about FGM/C and child marriage. We also asked you to take part in an online survey, to get your views on these issues - because we believe that with youth engagement we can hope to achieve the goal of ending FGM/C and child marriage faster. All of this has been in the lead up to the #YouthForChange event which to...


Research Project: Rights of the Child for the Digital Age

Publicado 9 de julio de 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Something pretty important is happening on the 12th of September this year. The UN Committee for the Rights of the Child will meet in Geneva to discuss updating the Convention for the Rights of the Child for a digital age. The world has certainly changed a lot since the 1980′s, the decade throughout which the convention was first drafted! To assist the Committee in their deliberations, and to ensure that young people’s experiences can directly inform their discussion, we are curr...


Presentamos a los Bloggers 2014 de "La Juventud Opina"

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Después de un proceso de selección con cientos de aplicaciones recibidas, en “La Juventud Opina” estamos muy orgullosos de presentar a nuestro grupo oficial de jóvenes bloggers. Ante todo agradecemos profundamente a todos los que mandaron una solicitud para participar en esta pasantía. Esperamos que sigáis participando y comentando sobre nuestros temas en nuestra plataforma y en las redes sociales. Estos 10 jóvenes agentes de cambio sumarán su voz a “La Juventud...


How young people can speak up for girls’ rights

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It’s time to act on girls’ rights so we can build a better future for everyone. Play your part by giving us your opinion on issues like child marriage and FGM, which have devastating effects on girls’ lives and communities in countries across the globe. Rafick Tawakali, 19, is from Malawi. He has been actively involved in the fight for children’s rights since 2008. Rafick has two sisters and is particularly passionate about protecting girls’ rights. Why we must end...


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

Publicado 18 de junio de 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...


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