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Why I Believe You Can Be a Human Rights Advocate

Publié 8 décembre 2014 Avatar Lauren Wedekind

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By age seventeen, Nam* had been forced into marrying a stranger, bearing his child, and risking her life to be a refugee on a remote island. In April 1975, the North Vietnamese Communist Party took over the Republic of South Vietnam, and violently threatened residents of Saigon, South Vietnam’s then-capital and Nam’s hometown. Like thousands of other residents, Nam’s family desperately uprooted from their relatively comfortable living situation, only to cram like sardines int...


Smiling faces as Ukrainian boys win OneMinutesJr award 2014

Publié 8 décembre 2014 Avatar MischaVOY

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AMSTERDAM, 30 November 2014 - The winners of the OneMinutesJr 2014 were announced by UNICEF and the One Minute Foundation during an awards ceremony in Amsterdam this weekend. Two of the three awards go to Ukraine while the third category was won by a young Syrian refugee currently living in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Yuriy (14) and Ivan (13) from Ukraine were both present at the awards in Amsterdam. They participated in a OneMinutesJr workshop for Internally Displaced...


CRC@25 – How to involve youth in a meaningful way?

Publié 1 décembre 2014 Avatar MischaVOY

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A few days ago UNICEF celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the UN General Assembly in New York. The day was filled with speeches of eminent personalities, from heads of governments, to ambassadors and celebrities. But the strongest and most fascinating speeches and interventions throughout the day, came from the people who this day was dedicated to – children and young people from around the world. Ehab Monzer for example, a youth re...


Rubbish Heaps in Industrial Areas in Solwezi

Publié 11 septembre 2014 no picture Nancy_VOYMaps_Zambia

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Waste management practices and proper disposal seem to be a challenge in Solwezi district of North-Western Province in Zambia. From rubbish pits at home and piles of paper dumped outside offices and shops to litter thrown out of moving vehicles and heaps of rubbish in the streets. Even though they are sometimes cleared or picked up, it still poses a health hazard for people living or worning near these areas as they act as a host for bacteria and other diseases like cholera. The pr...


We need you to help us map your environment

Publié 11 août 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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UPDATE 11 September: We're looking for more mappers to bring child & youth voices to the Climate Summit. To apply submit this form. Do you walk by a pile of garbage every day on the street? Do you breathe the polluted air of your city? If you believe that we should put an end to the deterioration of our planet, make your voice heard. Help us create a global map on the challenges and positive changes that impact our environment. On 23 September 2014, the UN Secre...


Youth Perspective: Sustainable Development

Publié 19 novembre 2013 no picture Saket Mani

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There is no dispute today that Planet Earth is reaching a point where it can no longer sustain our intake levels. If we care about our planet, about ourselves, our children and other living things then we need to learn how to turn things around and bring about lasting transformation. Most environmental problems are global in nature, meaning, they have global ramifications. Let me explain by saying that many ecosystems that are managed by countries have vast global benefits and...


When Governments Crumble...

Publié 6 octobre 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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The American government has shut down. After this past week's events and our bicameral legislature falling apart, American civilians are looking for a shining light ahead. In 1776, our founding fathers drafted a constitution to create a representative democracy. In this sense, Americans have had rights and regulations around them for centuries, it's part of this democratic culture. I am all for democracy, I mean I am perhaps the biggest advocate for democracy out there. Although...