All posts tagged with: human rights

Men, Gender Equality is your issue too

Publié 24 novembre 2014 no picture Noelle Oputa

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It's been over one month since Emma Watson's speech was presented at the UN but I relate to it time and time again. From my ongoing research on gender relations within formal schooling, I can write pages about this issue, but the underlining premise is that feminism is not synonymous with man hate or female superiority as Emma Watson rightly mentioned. It is the recognition and representation of the capabilities embodied in the woman and we have tried for so long to deal with this...


WHY ABSTINENCE ALONE JUST WONT CUT IT

Publié 24 novembre 2014 no picture Katongo_VOY_CONNECT

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In this generation it is normal to see young people going out and dating but not so long ago during our parents time dating was a sign that people are ready for marriage. Unfortunately youths of today don’t take dating to be a serious thing some view it is a chance to engage in sex others view it as a way to be close with people of the opposite sex. But we must realise is that dating among youths isn’t just fun and games during a youths teens he/she goes through puberty and...


I Don't Hate Men!

Publié 24 novembre 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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  • Age 14

Gender equality is a topic that fascinates me, and something that I believe we should all strive for and work towards. I am a proud feminist. But what I dislike is the misconceptions that come along with saying you are one. The surprised looks and the hollow single minded questions, those really bother me to be honest. I am 14 years old and I am currently in 9th grade. The other day, I don't remember precisely what I was talking about with a guy friend. At some point in the...


What I learnt this week

Publié 23 novembre 2014 Avatar maryb

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Well, there’s something I learnt last Sunday, on 16th November where the second tour of presidential elections in Romania took place. What I learned? That people matter. A lot. These elections have offered a huge surprise to all Romanians: on one hand, we selected a President which is part of the German minority in my country; on the other hand, the percentage of people who went to vote was one of the highest in the last 25 years of Romanian democracy. I won’t speak too m...


My wish for children in 25 years time is...

Publié 21 novembre 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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I have had the most interestingly fascinating encounters with children this year alone. In the process, I have learnt quite a lot about them. Children are mostly not trying to hide their feelings. They are as easy to read as their books. Perhaps the only things not as easy are their questions. They ask you things you think you know in the most ambiguous and complicated way. So you probably understand the silence and listlessness that ensued after I got the question: "Aunty, wh...


Reimagine the future for #EVERYchild

Publié 21 novembre 2014 Avatar MischaVOY

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Hi everyone! Check out this inspirational UNICEF video that shows how powerful youth innovation can be. Today's young generation is more connected and tech-savvy than any generation before - when young people have access to education, the right technology and the Internet, there is no limit to what young people can achieve. How do you innovate for improving the lives of your family, friends and community? And what are the main obstacles that prevent you from implementing your...


Cinematographic Change – Inspired by Plato

Publié 20 novembre 2014 no picture Jason Bholanauth

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Imagine that you are sitting in a chair in a movie theater for your entire life. The theater is dark and all you can see is the wide movie screen in front of you. You can’t move because your hands and your ankles are tied to the chair. The back of the chair is high above your head so that it is impossible for you to look behind. All you can see is this wide screen in front of you and people sitting next to you in the same chair as you are seated. You’ve been watching movie...


Mauritius Island is not just about stunning beaches, the Sun, summer, beautiful sights, amazing food, delicious fruits, a rich folklore, a mix of cultures, hospitality and the “Paradise Island” that is portrayed on postal cards, describing perfect spots for tourists to spend their holidays. Since 1968, at the occasion of the Independence Day on the 12th of March, our National Anthem is heartily sung in every corner of the Island: “As one people, as one nation, in peace, j...


United Nations Student Conference on Development

Publié 19 novembre 2014 no picture Rachel_GEMConnectLeaders_Philadelphia_USA

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It has begun! The 2014-2015 United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development preparations are well under way. We are working closely with schools in Thailand, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, the Philippines, Mexico, and India. This year, our focus is "Continuing the Pledge: Sustaining Development through Environmental Responsibility". After the conference last year, student leaders met at the United Nations in New York City to present their fo...


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