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Ida, UNFPA

#7Billion: Topic of the Day – Youth and Innovation

What are some ways that youth can use innovation to create a better world for 7 billion? Check out this picture of Naveen Kumar, 21, from India. He assembles engines for a tractor ...

Friederike

Zanzibar National Youth Conference 25-26 October: Whose responsibility is development?

Who is responsible if the opportunities for young people to participate are limited; if perfectly capable and eager young people are unemployed and unable to support themselves and their families; and...

Saba

World Contraception Day: The Importance of Educating Young Women

By: Saba Ismail, one of the Women Deliver 100 Young Leaders and program manager of the “Sahailee Hotline” In Pakistan, talking about sexual and reproductive health, sexuality and contraception...

BRIDGET

World Contraception Day: Let’s Use Social Media

By: BridgetAkudo Nwagbara, Chair of the Youth Health Workers Advocates, Nigeria – MNCH Social media has revolutionized the way people across the globe interact with one another. At the recent, th...

Tsiaro

World Contraception Day: Silence is Damaging

By: Hasinihaja Tsiaro Barijaona Raharison, one of the Women Deliver 100 Young Leaders and an Oxfam Action Partner In Madagascar, there remains a lack of information about contraception. Myths and m...

Yunuén

World Contraception Day: “Hombres y mujeres jóvenes y el acceso a anticonceptivos”?

¿Cuál es la diferencia del aprendizaje sobre métodos anticonceptivos y el acceso a ellos entre hombres y mujeres jóvenes? ¿Por qué? Por: Yunuén Flores, Directora del Programa de Géneroy un...

Mariko

World Contraception Day: We Were Fifteen

By: Mariko Rasmussen, public health student at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in Reproductive and Family Health. They say kids in Los Angeles grow up fast. Sitting across from ...

plural, Alliance of civilizations

Can young people can make a change for a better world thanks to media?

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAoC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are organizing a youth produced video festival called Plural+ addressing the challenges of d...

BRIDGET

World Contraception Day: That Is Not the Life I Wanted

By: BridgetAkudo Nwagbara, Chair of the Youth Health Workers Advocates, Nigeria - MNCH “I had a dream to be the best that I can at anything I want to be….I couldn’t because I became a mother ...

Janna, Women Deliver

World Contraception Day: Let’s Talk About Young People and Contraception

By Janna Oberdorf, Director of Communications and Outreach at Women Deliver Young people and contraception can be a tricky topic – for some reason, the idea that young people should have power ov...

Anusha, United Nations

Youth Empowering Youth: Speaking Out about HIV

A recent article, “All Grown Up with HIV” in POZ magazine written by Associate Editor, Crisitina Gonzalez, chronicles the stories of four young people living with HIV. The youth range from ages 17...

Zohaib

Awareness and capacity building among young people in Pakistan

Youth must move away from traditional thinking and move towards a new way of thinking. What comes after 'Seven'? So is the question from Muhammad Shehzad Khan, National Coordinator of YPEER Pak...

Michael

Adolescents and youth migration:Harnessing the development potential while mitigating risk

Migration is not a new phenomenon; however, there are new demographic revelations with the estimated 214 million international migrants (World Migration Report 2010). For instance, women now compri...

Malika

Inspiring stories of young people for the Istanbul Youth Conference

Each of us has a role model or a person we admire. Most of them are famous outstanding people. I always get inspired by people who live around me. I admire young people who make changes in their co...

Aida

We can solve our own problems

How can young people in Kazakhstan speak up for themselves and create change? Watch my video and let me know what you think. Today in my region, young people face a lot of problems and challenges, ...

Raizel

I feel adventurous, I feel free

What can young people do in the Philippines to change their society? Watch my video. I believe we have the the energy, and we have the the enthusiasm. What better way to use our demographic bonus than...

Kostadin

The only wish they have is to leave the country

In this video, I’m talking about the major problems facing youth in Macedonia today, and what young people can do to overcome some of our challenges. We need more sports centers, and we can't say ...

We need factories for thousands of young people

In this video, I’m talking about the major problems facing youth in Macedonia today, and what we young people can do to help each other. It will be difficult to find a job. We need factories for th...

Paul

Are youth and fitness mutually exclusive?

Ah, how great a feeling it is to be young, because with youth comes vigor, a zest for life, and naturally good health. But the downside of youth is its folly - the stupidity that prevents us from real...

Maria

Invest in youth, now!

Maria Antonietta Alcalde makes the case for prioritizing and investing in young people so as to accelerate progress on the MDGs. Social investments in young people’s education, health, and employmen...

Giuseppe, European Youth Forum

Young people as producers, not consumers

The UN pays a lot of lip service to youth participation. As the MGD Review is coming up, it's time to focus on young people as producers instead of consumers. The documentary above deals with...

Angella

Stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV/AIDS

A young woman in Uganda contracts HIV/AIDS and faces relentless prejudice that alters every aspect of her life. She is only one of the millions of young people whose physical challenges are multiplied...

Ishmael Kwasi, Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana

Ending poverty: our discussion, our vision

Young people have the talent and creativity to end poverty. It is our inherited problem, and we must solve it together. The Kwasi Selassie Poverty Discussion is a blog space for young people who want...

Esther

African youth raise their voices on climate change

Today’s African youth and future generations will inherit the climate system in whichever way governments decide to leave it. The older generation must take responsible action, and the younger g...

Hal

Fix the schools…fix the world

Young people of today have the skills and the smarts to handle the world they inherit. But they don't have the essential confidence in their vision and potential. Without empowerment, they cannot do t...

Carine

Diary of a survivor in Haiti: Part IV

Although the earthquake happened months ago, for many, little has changed since January. At Place Pigeon, a neglected refugee camp constructed after the earthquakes of January 12, 2010, the expec...

Carine

Diary of a survivor in Haiti: Part III

Little has changed for those living in the refugee camps in post-earthquake Haiti. Place Pigeon, a camp situated at a strategic point on the Champ de Mars, near the presidential palace of the Minis...

Carine

Diary of a survivor in Haiti: Part II

Life in the refugee camps in post-earthquake Haiti is unspeakably hard, with little being done to meet the needs of the refugees. On the Place Pigeon, the need for food is the primary goal of every...

Laura, Sacando la Lengua

Young victims of Colombian conflict express themselves through photography

Many survivors of the conflict in Colombia have fled to Venezuela to take refuge where they face problems like unemployment and poverty. However, a workshop has given some refugee children the opportu...

Bhumika, Freelancer

US bloggers on the case of kidnapping Haitian orphans

Bloggers continue to discuss the case of US missionaries charged with trying to adopt out Haitian children without permission, as well as other child traffickers targeting vulnerable children. ...

Abdurahman, No Longer at Ease

Somalia: Is the government recruiting young Kenyans for war?

Many bloggers believe that the Somali government is recruiting young Kenyans to fight rebels in the Horn of Africa. This is the first roundup of Somali blogs in 2009. Yes, it's been more than a yea...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Colombia: Reactions to young people exploited by military

Different Colombian organizations share their points of view on the violence and armed conflict through videos, including those chronicling family members protesting the deaths of young men lured by t...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Rwanda: Videos of volunteering

A group of volunteers have made videos of the people they met and worked with in Rwanda, including young people affected by the genocide. Travelling and making videos of what we experience is a way...

Juhie, Global Voices Online

Darfur: Youth keep crisis in the spotlight

Though the major conflict has ceased in Darfur, in western Sudan, the continuing instability and ongoing attacks have been particularly harmful for region's young people. But youth both within and out...

Alice, Global Voices, Poto Mitan

Giving back in Haiti: One young volunteer’s story

Régine Zamor, a Haitian-American, has gone to Haiti to volunteer her services, despite being unaffiliated with any major NGO. In a video interview, she talks about distributing food that she herself ...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Democratic Republic of Congo: Video call for action

The ongoing crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo is still an issue that demands our attention. Children recruited as soldiers are particularly vulnerable in the DRC. In these videos, citizens of...

Nalga, UNFPA

Sexual abuse in Chad: One young woman speaks out

Fleeing from war-torn Sudan to Chad, many young women are susceptible to sexual abuse. One young woman speaks out about her experiences with being stigmatized by her rape. Many refugees from Darfur...

John, Global Voices

A ‘climate of fear’ at the Thai-Burma border

The oppressive regime running Burma has both forced many Burmese into displaced person camps in Thailand. Young Burmese people are particularly vulnerable, especially due to issues such as sexual heal...

Fabienne, Global Voices

Haiti: Teens’ perspective on the earthquake

The aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti has been devastating, particularly for its young people. Many young people have blogged about their experiences dealing with this crisis. Although the cover...

Juhie, Global Voices Online

Haiti: Youth step it up for earthquake relief

Though the situation in Haiti is still critical, young people both in Haiti and outside are responding to the crisis by documenting the aftermath of the earthquake, blogging about it, and raising mone...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Caring about Congo: Youth use art to cope with violence

The years of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo have taken their toll on the country. But young people are writing music and making videos to both express their frustration as well as to rai...

John, Global Voices

Youth in Liberia cope with aftermath of civil war

Though Liberia is beginning to stabilize from years of conflict, the effects of civil war have taken a great toll, particularly on its young people. However, the situation is improving due to many pro...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Israeli and Palestinian youth make peace through film

Despite their differences, Palestinian and Israeli youths are coming together in peacemaking efforts. Two different organizations are helping them make use of the media (through videos and a multi-lin...

Juhie, Global Voices Online

Afghanistan: Youth find outlets amid ongoing violence

The war in Afghanistan has affected young people in a variety of ways. However, young people have found many ways to express themselves despite their circumstances. Last year was the deadliest on...

John, Global Voices

Bridging the information gap on sexuality in India

Though young people in India are more educated and empowered than in the past, there is still a lack of information related to sexual and reproductive health. More and more people are using technology...

Mahnaz, UNFPA

Will you listen: Young voices from conflict zones: Part II

These excerpts of young people discussing their experiences in conflict zones show how they face the loss of their homes and the disruption of their education. Will You Listen, the companion to a U...

Mahnaz, UNFPA

Will you listen: Young voices from conflict zones: Part I

Violence and sexual exploitation are two of the biggest issues that these young people discuss as they relate their experiences with living with armed conflict. Will You Listen, the companion to ...

Rohit K, Kinaara

Queer politics in India: Representation in popular culture

Homosexual identity in India is flourishing in popular writings, novels, films and television shows. Society does not have much space for people who defy the mainstream, especially for those with a...

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