All posts tagged with: Blogging Intern 2014

Horn Free Day in Lagos!

Publié 17 octobre 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Have you ever imagined a Horn-free Day in your city? Now imagine a horn-free day in a bustling mega-city of at least 20 million people, with frequently traffic congested roads. Imagine a horn-free day in Lagos, Nigeria! October 15 was symbolic not just because it was the International Day of Rural Women, but because the Lagos state government marked a horn free day for all motorists in the metropolis-and the compliance was great. If there is one thing Lagosians do not miss t...


What Does Freedom Mean to the Common Man?

Publié 17 octobre 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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  • Age 18

Last August, Malaysia celebrated our Independence Day, a mark of freedom for the nation as a whole – freedom to self-determination, to have sovereignty over our own home soil, and to chart our own path as a modern nation. The word 'independence' and 'freedom' surely evoke something in the individual as a citizen of a country that not fifty seven years ago was under the colonization of another. What does freedom mean to the common man? Freedom to be part of a democracy, to vot...


Volunteerism today: My mixed feelings

Publié 16 octobre 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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  • Age 20

I was invited to an event last Tuesday. The Ministry of Social Services of Sri Lanka, along with UN Volunteers and UNDP, launched the National Volunteering Secretariat (NVS) at an extravagant event held in Galadari Hotel Colombo, with First Lady Shiranthi Wickramasinghe-Rajapaksa attending as the chief guest. The launch was followed by the 2-day National Conference on Volunteering. I learnt at the event that the NVS was conceived by the authorities sometime back. The motive beh...


Mixed Feelings: Capital Punishment

Publié 14 octobre 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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  • Age 20

The death penalty is the sentence of execution for lethal crimes and other capital crimes defined by the constitutions of the states where it is enforced; it is valid in 22 countries worldwide including China, North Korea, India, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and the United States. This topic is very conflicting to me because I don’t follow the logic of “killing to show that killing is wrong” however I have known of so much evilness in a single person that it´s hard to belie...


International Day of the Girl Child

Publié 14 octobre 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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The “International Day of Girl Child” passed only a few days ago on 11th October with the theme of “Empowering Adolescent Girls; Ending the Cycles of Violence”. I listened to a radio interview of a female right activist who pointed out two terrible cases against girls in the country. A 7 year girl was raped by her own grandfather & a 15 year old girl was raped by her own father. These are only the representative cases, probably hundreds or thousands of such cases mi...


You are not a sheep!

Publié 13 octobre 2014 Avatar Oksana Hirchak

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  • Age 20

Remember: you are not a sheep and you are able to make choices to live in a country you want. This is the message of a video which has been made to motivate people before the Ukrainian parliamentary elections which will be held on 26 October 2014. An initiative exists in terms of a Ukrainian project “Rock the vote”. There is a similar one in the USA. Project “Rock the vote” is intended to lay the foundation of a new electoral culture. An existence of such a culture...


You can't fight pain with pain, don't let it define you

Publié 12 octobre 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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  • Age 14

Hello! I am so sorry as I have been absent from VOY for a month. This being due to very hard times right now. I needed to gather myself in order to do my best and I'm back and ready. Due to all the things going on right now I've learned many things. The main one is that you can't fight pain with pain. We've all gone through many hard things, maybe many of you are in my situation in which you life has turned upside down. Life is a world of pain for everybody "...


Old and young

Publié 12 octobre 2014 Avatar maryb

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This week, a topic seemed to engross me. It wasn’t particularly triggered by something but instead it is a question I ask myself often ,and ever since I began to understand a little bit my situation or my world. And I’m speaking about old and new, about modernization and consistency, about values and wisdom. I’m asking myself: “How good are these changes?” “Would it be better to try to maintain this world?” Like it often happens, the answer is that we should fin...


Do this one thing for the girl child: volunteer!

Publié 11 octobre 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Happy International Day of the Girl VOY fam! I look forward to a world where every youth consciously stands up for the girl child in some way. It is important to know that development impact can easily be multiplied by improving the livelihood of the girls and women in our communities. This is because girls and women have the ability to stimulate positive multiplier effects and have shown great potential to affect even more women and children. There is at least one thing you...


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