All Blog Posts Tagged 'youth' (59)

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

Rotary Global Peace Forum in Hawaii - Q&A with a Forum Attendee

This entry was originally posted on the Rotary Global Peace Forum Blog. The Rotary Global Peace Forum in Hawaii is January 25-27 and is an opportunity for attendees to develop strategies to progress towards a more peaceful world. Honolulu's forum invites the next generation of leaders to rise to the occasion by actively shaping the…

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Added by Erinn King on September 27, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Peace Revolution in Africa - September 2012

 

2012 Change the World in Africa

 This month, East meets West, but not quite in the traditional way. Peace Revolution will visit both Eastern and Western Africa during their stay in Kenya and Nigeria as part of their 2012 Change…

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Added by Anita on September 20, 2012 at 6:39am — No Comments

Twelve Ways Youth Can Be Interfaith Leaders and Bring Attention to Religious Liberty Issues!

This blog post was originally shared on www.interfaithyouthactivist.com, specifically for youth in high-school. But, it can be applied to younger youth as well. I'm hoping you can use these suggestions for your youth communities if you're interested in interfaith engagement.

 

1.       Start an Interfaith Student Group in your high-school or…

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Added by Sana Saeed on August 27, 2012 at 5:39pm — No Comments

new Multi-Media eBook "Youth Rising for Peace" for Sep 21 UN DAY OF PEACE

Dear Peacemakers.

I would like to inform you about a new 800page MultiMedia eBook “Youth Rising for Peace”, which is being published online for the International Day of Peace, September 21.

Dedicated to the United Nations Decade for a Culture of Peace, it features 40 young and veteran peacemakers and model solutions for the full spectrum of peacemaking.

From inner city violence to homeless youth, inner peace to making ecocide a crime…

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Added by Eric Nicolas Schneider on August 24, 2012 at 6:51am — No Comments

USIP TV series for Iraqi youth earns international recognition

On June 6, the “Salam Shabab” TV series for Iraqi youth received the UNESCO Special Prize at the Prix Jeunesse International, the leading competition for quality children’s and youth programming. In the Prix Jeunesse announcement of the award (see below), the show was described as both “courageous” and “ravishing”.

 

Supported by USIP and produced by Iraqis, Salam Shabab is a reality TV show for Iraqi youth (ages 14-18) that is based on a peacebuilding curriculum.…

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Added by Alexis Torello on July 16, 2012 at 2:28pm — No Comments

An unknown young social worker...Gama

Last year while at my native(Silchar, Assam, India) I happened to meet a young boy aged around 22yrs at our village. I realised his face even though he's grown up, as he used to collect our cricket balls whenever it went outside the boundary field. I was touched by his well behaved behaviour and so i invited him to my house the next day early morning just to talk to him. 



Next morning Gama came to our house and we started…

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Added by Kalpanil Sinha on June 16, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments

The road to conflict transformation in Lebanon by Vanessa Bassil- CGNews

 
Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), an initiative of the international conflict transformation organization Search for Common Ground…
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Added by Vanessa Bassil on June 11, 2012 at 8:45am — 7 Comments

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