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A New Arab Generation Finds its Voice

Listen to stories from young people in the MENA region talking about the events happening and the prospects for their future at: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/20/world/middleeast/middle-east-voices.html?hp

 

 

Video interviews with more than two dozen people under 30, from Libya to…

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Added by Saji Prelis on March 21, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Reflections on Women, Girls and Armed Conflict by Under-Secretary-General, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict

Radhika Coomaraswamy Under-Secretary-General, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict



Posted: March 8, 2011: Huffingtonpost.com…

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Added by Saji Prelis on March 8, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

Youth and Poverty

Did you know that nearly 45 percent of all youth globally, aged 15-24, are living on less than 2 dollars a day? This equates to almost 515 million young people. The situation is especially profound for youth in developing countries, particularly for those living in rural areas. Among these youth some groups are even more likely to be poor, such as young women, youth with disabilities, youth living in countries with armed conflict, youth living as refugees or indigenous youth. 

It is…

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Added by Saji Prelis on March 1, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments

The New African Woman

Believe in yourself

Life can be interest thing they say, but believe me it sure is interesting, full stop.

The time for Africa to make a move and think of its children is now.

How can the children of such a rich woman go hungry everyday?

Why should only few children of mother Africa leave in affluence whiles majority of her children leave in depravity?

Where are her beautiful…

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Added by Afoom on February 25, 2011 at 9:35am — No Comments

Poverty reduction rate in Ghana

4.0            RESULTS AND DATA ANALYSIS

This chapter shows and explains the results of the analysis of data on poverty rates, HIPC contribution and GDP growth rates, GDP growth rates with HIPC contribution and HIPC contribution of poverty reduction expenditure. The graph here was designed using Microsoft Excel version 2007 and the tables were developed with SPSS version 16.0.

4.1            RELATIONS BETWEEN GDP GROWTH RATES WITHOUT HIPC AND POVERTY…

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Added by Afoom on February 21, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

Wired and Shrewd, Young Egyptians Guide Revolt

Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press

CIRCLE OF DISSENT Protesters holding candles walked around an Egyptian Army tank parked in Cairo on Wednesday. By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Published:…

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Added by Saji Prelis on February 10, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments

UNFPA’s New Leader Focuses on a World of Seven Billion and Young People

UNITED NATIONS, New York—Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, the new Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today put forth his vision as the Fund’s leader, focusing on the challenges of a world population of 7 billion and the needs of the largest generation of young people.



In his first address to the UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board, Dr. Osotimehin described a world population of 7 billion in 2011 as “a major milestone in human history,” where “every person should enjoy…

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Added by Saji Prelis on February 6, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Egyptian youth and new dawn hopes, For young Egyptians, long-dormant patriotism and pride have been finally awakened.

: 29 Jan 2011. Al Jazeera

For the first time in their lives, young men and women feel…
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Added by Saji Prelis on January 30, 2011 at 8:10am — No Comments

Hear My VOICE: Thenuja Tharmeshwaran ~ “I am always my father’s pet”

From: http://passionparade.blogspot.com/2010/12/hear-my-voice-thenuja-tharmeshwaran-i.html

By: DushiYanthini 



Thenuja Tharmeshwaran struggles and unable to forget the…

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Added by Jeremy on January 9, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments

The End of General Governorship in Kenya

The august 4th exercise was an indicator that Kenyans are critically in need of reforms; in this note one can actually read the rate at which the Kenyan citizens have matured both morally,

mentally and politically.…

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Added by Timothy kiprono Merchkizo on January 3, 2011 at 1:33am — 2 Comments

Liberia Cultivating Hope In Children Of War

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

Mark Dowee was 18 when rebels stormed into his family's home in rural Bong County, Liberia, more than a dozen years ago. They raped his mother in his presence and left with his 17-year-old sister. Dowee has not seen his sister since.

Dowee soon became a general in Charles Taylor's patchwork…

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Added by Jeremy on December 12, 2010 at 5:35pm — No Comments

A Guide on how Human Rights Activists can survive and protect themselves

Dublin:Front Line report documents the struggle for survival of human rights defenders in Colombia, Indonesia and Zimbabwe

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Added by Saji Prelis on December 2, 2010 at 11:09am — 1 Comment

Roméo Dallaire: May the Zero Force be with him by BRIAN BERGMAN

In The Globe and Mail’s recent series on Canada’s “underachieving” boys,

there was a repeated lament about the lack of positive male role models

in our schools and the larger society. But perhaps what we really lack

is a full appreciation of the role models already in our midst – men

such as Roméo Dallaire, a senator and a retired lieutenant-general.



Like many Canadians, I’ve followed Mr. Dallaire’s career with interest and admiration. But I was reminded again of…

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Added by Saji Prelis on November 16, 2010 at 2:33pm — No Comments

How close is Arab audiovisual media to youth? by Nahla Benslama

By Nahla Benslama on October 27, 2010



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More than 700 satellite TV channels broadcast programmes in the Arab world, with topics ranging from religion and art to politics and astrology. Yet, very few of them, if any, offer “real” viewing options

and…

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Added by Saji Prelis on November 3, 2010 at 8:54am — No Comments

Eastern European street kids facing 'HIV epidemic'

By Simon Hooper, CNN
July 19, 2010 1:29 p.m. EDT
Street kids, pictured in Odessa, Ukraine, in 2005, inject drugs. Street children face an HIV epidemic, UNICEF warns.
Street kids, pictured in Odessa, Ukraine, in 2005, inject drugs. Street children face an HIV epidemic, UNICEF warns.
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Added by Saji Prelis on October 17, 2010 at 10:45am — No Comments

Peer reviewers needed for draft thesis on the constructions of youth identity

Hi there

I'm looking out for people who are interested in youth and policy.
My work is on the different constructions of youth identity in peace and conflict policy, with special reference on the UN and World Bank. If you are interested in this field, please let me know!

Elaine
elainetanml@gmail.com

Added by Elaine Pratley on September 20, 2010 at 7:17pm — 6 Comments

Check out the Peace, Justice, and Sustainability Blog of The Woolman Semester Youth!

We are accepting applications for Spring semester, too!

http://www.woolman.org

The Woolman Semester, a semester school focused on Peace, Social Justice, and Sustainable Living is still accepting applications for our Spring 2011 semester.…



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Added by Emily Zionts on September 19, 2010 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Report: Many Internally Displaced Children Recruited as Soldiers

Former Sri Lankan child combatants play a cricket game in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Mar 2010. Sri Lanka Cricket launched a program to promote cricket among children, including those took part in the country's civil war, with the help of the United Nations Child
Photo: AP: Former Sri Lankan child combatants play a cricket game in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Mar 2010. Sri Lanka Cricket launched a program to promote cricket among children, including those who took part in the country's civil war, with the help of the United Nations Children's Fund. (file photo)

Date: 14 September 2010

Author: Lisa…
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Added by Saji Prelis on September 15, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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