All posts tagged with: international youth day

Your Health; Your Responsibility

Publié 30 août 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...


What matters most to youth? Part 2

Publié 23 août 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Have you had an experience that upended your views or enlightened your view concerning certain issues? You need to read my first post in this series. On August 12, the International Youth Day, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Global Citizen launched a #showyourselfie global social media campaign to urge world leaders to make the needs and rights of young people a priority in the post-2015 development agenda. Young people were encouraged to take a selfie and...


What matters most to youth? Part 1

Publié 16 août 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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When I sent out the question, “What matters most to the youth in Nigeria?” I thought I already knew what the response of most young people would be. The International Youth Day (IYD) was coming up and though the theme was concerned with mental health, I considered it important to have the people affected weigh in on what really mattered to them. Moreover, I had read about the European Parliament’s IYD priority here: The article, in commemoration of IYD, highli...


We're Just Under a Little Stress

Publié 15 août 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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Here are some of the things I learned from school. Like how sometimes, school counsellors will ask you invasive questions, like ones regarding your sexuality, and they promise to hook you up with a conversion therapy to help you. How teachers favour some students more than others, and have no qualms assuring one of their worth while ignoring the emotional needs of the others. I learned that the peer group that’s supposed to help students with their mental health issues consisted...


Mental Health and It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Publié 12 août 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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What is mental health to you? What comes to mind when you hear mental health? Mental health is a very complex and often ignored topic amongst youth. The reality is young people also suffer from mental health issues. It's often put aside because the most common issue of mental health among teens and young adults is depression. Now, depression is a much bigger problem than it's said to be. Depression can lead to many things. Depression can be caused by a series of things,...


International Youth Day: Wishes from Indonesia

Publié 17 août 2013 no picture Arya Satya Nugraha

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Youth has written the history of the nation. In Indonesia, a lot of significant changes were initiated by youth. Name it Sumpah Pemuda in 1928 (Youth's oaths) that made hundreds of different cultural groups in Indonesia speaking in one language or 1998 reformation that marked the beginning of democracy in this archipelago country. On this International Youth Day, some of Indonesian Youth have wishes and they are happy to share it in this writing. Take a look! Mira Prav...