All posts tagged with: Blogging Intern 2014

LGBT Rights in Asia

Publié 13 septembre 2014 no picture Grace O

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The recent wedding between a senior British diplomat to his male partner in Beijing has instigated a discussion over gay rights in China. You can read about it here. The couple's posting of their wedding on Chinese site Weibo was quickly shared more than 60,000 times. However many Chinese commentators took to Weibo and other social media websites to attack the couple. One said, “That country [Britain] is sick. It’s like the last days of Rome”. Another said that same-sex...


Youth inclusion in governance: #30PercentOrNothing vs. #30PercentForWetin

Publié 13 septembre 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Inscrit le 26 juin 2014
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Many Nigerians have, in recent months, decried the low level of participation of the youth in governance. The issue has become a trending topic both online and offline but this did not just happen in an instant. During a national conference earlier this year, a coalition of youths brought the issue to the fore. They affirmed that the estimated population of Nigerian youths, which constitute about 70 percent of the population, is twice the population of Ghana and more than the p...


FEMEN. Have you heard of it?

Publié 11 septembre 2014 Avatar Oksana Hirchak

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Inscrit le 6 juillet 2014
  • 9 Articles
  • Age 20

Have you heard about such an organization as FEMEN? I would like you not to have. I will explain why I wish that later. Let me introduce FEMEN for the beginning. It is “an international women’s movement of brave topless female activists painted with the slogans and crowned with flowers. FEMEN female activists are the women with special training, physically and psychologically ready to implement the humanitarian tasks of any degree of complexity and level of provocation. FEMEN...


CRC@25

Publié 11 septembre 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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Inscrit le 7 juin 2014
  • 16 Articles
  • Age 20

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), is a treaty ratified by a almost all the countries in the world. It is distinctly clear that people and governments value the rights of their children, and are constantly involved in activities that facilitate children to realise their full potential through rights. In Sri Lanka, specific focus is given to various issues such as realising access to education and healthcare for children - in fact, access to educatio...


Adopting Global Warming

Publié 9 septembre 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Inscrit le 28 juin 2014
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Decades of climate change brings risks that people will accept higher temperatures, with more heat waves, downpours & draughts as ‘normal’ & complicate government plans to do more to cut greenhouse gas emissions. “Because the last three decades have seen such a significant rise in global & regional temperature, most people under the age of 30 have not lived in a world without global warming,” told Michel Jarraud, Secretary General of UN World Meteorological...


Feminisms

Publié 8 septembre 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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Inscrit le 6 juin 2014
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  • Age 18

Deviating from the prompt of '2 Lives 2 Miles Apart', this post examines two generalized views of today's mainstream feminist movement from different lenses, based off my experience with feminism in Malaysia (specifically, from a youth perspective). From this, we will come to discover what exactly people mean when they say there are feminisms, and how important it is to ensure our goals are compatible with each other in order to achieve them. - You are from an upper middle-...


Helping young talent blossom - Art Fusion 2014

Publié 8 septembre 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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  • Age 20

In many posts I have done previously on VoY, I have brought to you stories of youth initiatives and considerations in my country, which are implemented to support today's youth, facilitating the betterment of the next generation in the process. This post is a bit different - it is about the older generation doing their share in helping young talent blossom. Today I walked in to the Bougainvillea Ballroom of the Galadari Hotel in Colombo to witness an art & crafts exhibition....


Is it controversial? - LGTB rights

Publié 8 septembre 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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Inscrit le 14 mai 2014
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  • Age 14

"Dude that's so gay" When did phrases like this become an insult? Have you ever been called "faggot" or "fag"? When and why did people make this a degrading term? When did being gay become an illness or an abnormality? Why do people go against gay rights? I believe it's because of one thing and it's total ignorance. Some may take it on the religious side but Pope Francis said : What am I supposed to do, if a son of God comes seeking help and he's gay? Am I supposed to turn th...


Back to School

Publié 8 septembre 2014 no picture Daanial Chaudhry

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Inscrit le 26 juin 2014
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It's back to school season for many of us, and we are all going through different emotions. After all we are different people at different stages of our lives. But what are you feeling as you go back to school, college or university? Excited. For me the emotion is fear. Fear of failure. Fear of failing my GCSEs. But then as I sat on the train this morning I contemplated the thought of going back to school. Thinking. Wondering. "What do we actually learn at school?" We learn about...


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