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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...


HIV-Positive Won't Stop Her

Publié 11 novembre 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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“I was often sick, and we used to go to hospital with my granny. When my mother died, granny left the doctor’s office crying. I was thinking to myself, what could afflict her so much? She then told me about my HIV status and that I would constantly have to take medicine.” 15 year old Liza, from the Ukraine, may have been diagnosed with HIV at a young age, but that does not stop her. Liza is a well-known civic activist not only in her home country, but abroad. She openly t...


Shaping young minds!

Publié 20 février 2014 no picture Anushka_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Whether or not we are content with this fact, our childhoods shape who we become as adults. The kids with whom we play with and the activities that we do, shape our experiences and the stories that we tell each other as adults. Everything we learn as a child comes from our friends, our teachers and our families. Growing up, I was very close with all of the other kids in my apartment, and we all hung out together immediately after school until it was time to go to bed. I was the o...


ACT: Yes we can break stereotypes

Publié 21 février 2014 no picture Amon Remy Mallet

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Stereotypes exist! And it is natural that they exist. But they are far too often used to degrade, humiliate or discriminate against others. People tend to generalize stereotypes and use them as an excuse to put themselves in a better position. We don’t want to accept this anymore! We know that all humans are equal! We all have the same rights, share the same dreams and feelings. Therefore we want to create an international youth movement in order to break stereotypes. We do...


ACT : Yes we can break stereotypes

Publié 22 février 2014 no picture Mallet Remy

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Stereotypes exist! And it is natural that they exist. But they are far too often used to degrade, humiliate or discriminate against others. People tend to generalize stereotypes and use them as an excuse to put themselves in a better position. We don’t want to accept this anymore! We know that all humans are equal! We all have the same rights, share the same dreams and feelings. Therefore we want to create an international youth movement in order to break stereotypes. We do...