All Blog Posts Tagged 'youth' (66)

Youth, Peace and Optimism

Young people living in less peaceful countries tend to be far more optimistic about the state of the future than their pessimistic peers living in more peaceful countries. Read full article here.

As the world celebrates the International Day of Youth, the Institute for Economics and Peace asks how the 1.8 billion young people around the world feel about the future, and what…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on August 13, 2014 at 2:22am — No Comments

Student Call to Action: Signatures for Peace in South Sudan

Nobel Laureate Dr. Oscar Arias said, “Peace is not a dream; it is hard work, and there is nothing naïve, glamorous or simplistic about it.” So, it’s inspiring when young people use their time, energy and voices to advocate for peace in a faraway country. That’s the focus of a group of students in the Any1Can Club at Myers Park, the largest high school Charlotte, North Carolina. On July 9, the third anniversary of South Sudan’s Independence Day, they launched the…

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Added by Elizabeth Peacock on August 8, 2014 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Steering Youth From Violence: Lessons Learned

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Aparna Ramanan…

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Added by Viola Gienger on July 1, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Incarcerated youth: creating space for community and healing

This blog entry is cross-posted from http://dynamicmindfulness.org/building-community-juvenile-hall/

 

Every six months, Niroga Institute conducts three day-long yoga retreats in Juvenile Hall, where we teach 14 weekly classes in trauma-informed yoga and stress management. It’s a day of deepening our practice, building community, sharing food and experiences, and having fun.  We…

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Added by Danielle Ancin on June 12, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

MINDS’ Annual Youth Dialogue and Workshops

The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is an Africa-wide think-tank which provides a forum for dialogue, information dissemination and networking, underpinned by rigorous research on the different aspects of Africa Heritage, development issues in Africa, and youth programme in electoral and governance processes.

The youth programme in elections and governance implements two activities currently; the annual youth dialogues, and training workshops in…

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Added by Jimm Chick Fomunjong on June 5, 2014 at 5:44am — No Comments

Difference Between Political manifesto and Political activities in perspective of Pakistani society.

Pakistan constitute a huge number of Youth Population. On the meantime its Youth population largely suffer from unemployment, illiteracy, Disappointment and most important vague career education.

Political system and political parties utilized the capacities of Youth for certain reasons but replies no actual deserving…

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Added by Sadiq khan Aryan on May 25, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Countering Hate Speech in South Sudan through Peace Radio

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Theo Dolan

Reports that the horrific violence that took place in the South Sudanese town of Bentiu recently was partly fueled by hate speech prompts inevitable comparisons with media-driven violence in Rwanda in 1994. While…

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Added by Viola Gienger on May 9, 2014 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Don't Underestimate Afghanistan's Young Voters

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also view a pre-election version of the post on the USIP web site.

By Spogmay Waziri Kakar

Young people make up more than half – 68 percent – of Afghanistan’s population. That capacity to influence the…
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Added by Viola Gienger on April 8, 2014 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Blogs from Global Youth Connect Participants (more at gycvillage.org)

Bosnia is Rwanda. Rwanda is Bosnia.

By Maja Pecanac (Bosnian participant in GYC's Rwanda Program, Summer 2013) (NOTE: For more about Summer 2014 Programs in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Click here: www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate)

Everything I saw and experienced in Rwanda was garbled in my head. Genocide. Poverty. Reconciliation. Post-war development of the country. Progress. At…

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Added by Global Youth Connect Staff on February 6, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments

The Start of a Change: Health for America seeks to transform health innovation

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Ben Thurman.

In mid-2012, cardiologist Kapil Parakh and management and health professional Madhura Bhat pooled their experience of US healthcare to set up an innovative fellowship program. Inspired by Lean Startup methodology, Health for America (@health4america) mobilizes youth to create innovative technology…

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Added by Dowser on February 4, 2014 at 5:41am — No Comments

Vulnerable youth in fragile states: Targeting may be the key.

Many policy-makers consider the African youth population an asset, a “demographic dividend;” but as with any asset, it only yields dividend if one invests properly and create the optimum conditions. These conditions are far from being the reality in many countries in Africa, in particularly “fragile states.”…

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Added by Joseph N Sany on October 11, 2013 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Peacebuilding Reality Show for Iraqi Youth Gains Pan-Arab Appeal

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To read this post on the web site with photos, click here.

By Theo Dolan

An award-winning reality TV show for Iraqi youth called Salam Shabab (Peace Youth) will air its third season beginning October 5 on…
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Added by Viola Gienger on September 16, 2013 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Sudan Flood-Relief Needs Give Country’s Young Activists a New Cause

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To read this post on the web site, click here.

By Viola Gienger

A deluge of heavy summer rains in Sudan that washed away homes, turned streets into ravines, and affected about 340,000 people throughout the country, including…

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Added by Viola Gienger on September 10, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments

Afghanistan’s Next Generation Mobilizes

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To read the post on the USIP web site, click here:

By Viola Gienger

The pivotal presidential elections…

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Added by Viola Gienger on August 23, 2013 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

Iran’s Youth Energy that Elected Rouhani Shows in Parkour, Fashion Fever

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To read the post on the USIP web site, click here.

 

By Viola Gienger

“Religiously…
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Added by Viola Gienger on August 21, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments

Protecting Youth and Teens from Violence and Bullying

 
By Shakeel Ali



With all the recent talk about Bullying, 

It is great to see ASK…
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Added by Shakeel Ali on July 19, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Farah Pandith TEDx Boston Talk: Dismantle Hate With Counter-Narratives

Have watch of this TEDx Boston event featuring peace and conflict resolution promoter, Farah Pandith.  She is also the first ever US Department of State Special Representative to Muslim Communities. She talks about the global Muslim youth community, perspectives, and particularly the diversity of what it means to be Muslim. 

She mentions where do you young people (young Muslims in the examples she provides) go for answers? Often, it is the Internet and it provides an opportunity for…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on July 16, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

“THE REVOLUTION IS GOING TO BE FOUGHT WITH THE HOE” AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT IN NEW MEXICO

 

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

Part 20 of the Harvesting Justice series

Spring cleaning of the acequia that irrigates Sol Feliz farm. Acequias are a traditional irrigation system used through much of New Mexico, and managed democratically…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on June 24, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

BlazeSports – Haiti Sport Diplomacy Cultural Exchange Experience

On Friday, May 24th, the staff of BlazeSports America will be welcoming 18 Haitian’s to America as they arrive to participate in the annual BlazeCamp in Warm Springs, Georgia as part of the Department of State – Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs – Sport Diplomacy program. The group of Haitians includes 12 youth with varying disabilities as well six leaders that have gone through previous leadership trainings with BlazeSports funded by USAID and UN Office of Sport for Development…

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Added by Sherrill Hayes on May 24, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments

'Haiti is Freedom,' My Friend Told Me. That Was News To Me. - Cross Posted from usip.org

“Haiti is freedom” was my friend Sabina’s answer, when I asked her why she loves it there. We were walking under palm trees, returning from a festival organized by a youth center in the coastal city of Jacmel



Sabina, originally from New Jersey, now lives in Haiti working on an initiative to identify successes in locally-driven…

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Added by Amanda Munroe on April 10, 2013 at 1:31pm — No Comments

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