All Blog Posts Tagged 'youth' (78)

Landmark U.N. Resolution Elevates Youth in Work for Peace

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



Added by Viola Gienger on December 11, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Co-Opinion: Not Just Another Youth Network

Let me introduce you to Co-Opinion, another youth solidarity network seeking to spark dialogue, shed notorious youth apathy, and spark conversation. But there’s a twist to Co-Opinion. The network is policy-oriented; the conversations strive to begin with brainstorming and end with policy recommendations. They thoughtfully define what the youth are actually advocating for. …


Added by Victoria Heckenlaible on October 15, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

Hospitality Employees Learn Life Skills Underwater

The International Youth Foundation collaborated with Hilton Worldwide to ensure industry and brand relevance and TechChange, a technology for development company, to build colorful and fun activities to bring the online learning experience to life. IYF has a long history of adapting PTS to meet industry and…


Added by TechChange on September 1, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Yemen Youth Lead

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Before the uprising in Yemen I worked as a Computer Engineer in Sana’a, Aden, Mukalla and Hodiedah. It was a good opportunity and I was happy to have a stable job in a country where unemployment is so high. On my free time I would volunteer with civil society organizations. Increasingly, I started to love my volunteer work, more than I did my job. When the…


Added by Elvira Felix on August 18, 2015 at 8:02am — No Comments

Over the Percussion of Munition, Yemeni Youth Continue to Support Communities

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Last weekend in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, a devastating explosion by Arab coalition fighter jets killed 69 people and wounded 250, according to recent reports by Aljazeera. The United Nations estimates that …


Added by Elvira Felix on May 27, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Interfaith in the Golden Rule

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“In this past century, a global interfaith movement has been growing, helping to raise consciousness about the need for tolerance and understanding between different cultures and religions. This movement has helped highlight the common goals that most religions share, such as the Golden Rule, which is at the heart of nearly all religious…


Added by Elvira Felix on February 5, 2015 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

MLK Event Series

Please join The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution in partnership with Communities Without Boundaries International (CWBI) for a series of events to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

All events will be held at S-CAR in Arlington, VA. 

For more information about the events, please click here…


Added by S-CAR at GMU on January 9, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Summer 2015 Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, & Rwanda

Call for Participants: Summer 2015 Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, & Rwanda

Early Application…


Added by Global Youth Connect Staff on December 19, 2014 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Two of wars on the young generation

Two set of wars have set our generation of young people in utter pain, suffering, fear and often despair, within the sub-region of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

In making a case for Sierra Leone, I believe it reflects perhaps upon all the three countries with a common thread of unfortunate and problematic history.

The civil wars and the Ebola onslaught have torn apart families, children and the young generation in all three countries. The civil war in Sierra Leone raged from… Continue

Added by Andrew Benson Greene on December 6, 2014 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Q&A: Tunisia’s Upcoming Elections

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

By William B. Taylor

Tunisia’s prospects for retaining its title as the only transition of the Arab Spring that hasn’t failed or collapsed into violence faces further tests this month and next, with important parliamentary elections scheduled for Oct. 26 and a…


Added by Viola Gienger on October 24, 2014 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Iraqi Youth in TV Reality Show Support Each Other Amid Crisis

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

By Viola Gienger…


Added by Viola Gienger on October 24, 2014 at 6:14pm — No Comments

From Subjects to Indivdiuals: Using Technology To Empower Marginalized Voices

Today's Social Good Summit was ripe with many inspiring and innovative ideas.  Among those was that of using technology to empower marginalized voices such as youth (85 percent live in developing countries).  The use of technology in this way has the potential to shift the discourse away from marginalized people as subjects, but instead narrators of their own story.  For individuals in the global majority, using technology in this fashion presents an opportunity to participate in dialogues…


Added by Maha Hilal on September 21, 2014 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

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…


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…


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…


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


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

Added by Viola Gienger on April 8, 2014 at 6:34pm — No Comments

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