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Youthink! International Youth Day Essay Competition SUBMITTED BY SAADIA IQBAL

Youthink! International Youth Day Essay Competition

SUBMITTED BY SAADIA IQBAL ON JULY 13, 2009 - 17:33

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International Youth Day was established by the UN in 1999, to raise awareness of the importance of youth participation and investing in youth. The theme of the day for 2009 is Sustainability: Our Challenge. Our… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on July 16, 2009 at 12:39pm — No Comments

looking for cooperation

Resent project : 25 women in Israel-Palestine, age 18-50 starting 3 month path t in September this year.

The manly target of the group is empowerment of a ladies that working with youth.

And we are dancing it over in belly dance style.



With a professional guidance of coaching , through belly dance, women are becoming more connecting to their inner strait and it shows a positive income in their personal and professional lives.



My hope is to find some one in Arabic… Continue

Added by Natasha on July 15, 2009 at 1:14pm — No Comments

AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS

CHAPTER ONE

I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in.

I am lost….I am helpless.

It isn't my fault.

It takes forever to find my way out.



CHAPTER TWO

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don't see it.

I fall in again.

I can't believe I am in this same place.

But, it isn't my fault.

It still takes a long time to get out.



CHAPTER… Continue

Added by Natasha on July 15, 2009 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Smart Tools For Smart Power: Simulations and Serious Games for Peacebuilding, Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Event Reminder

July 16, 2009

The United States Institute of Peace reminds you about:



Smart Tools For Smart Power:

Simulations and Serious Games for Peacebuilding

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

9:00 am to 3:30 pm



An online event, hosted by the U.S. Institute of Peace this Thursday, July 16th from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm EDT.



Please join USIP's Center of Innovation for Science, Technology and Peacebuilding for a full-day multimedia showcase of… Continue

Added by Christina Bache Fidan on July 15, 2009 at 2:37am — No Comments

Press Release - International Summit of Religious Youth Leaders on Disarmament

Press Release - International Summit of Religious Youth Leaders on Disarmament



World’s Youth Leaders Gather to Address the Challenges of Militarization, Nuclear Weapons and the Misuse of Religion Youth Leaders Summit



From the site: http://www.wcrp.org/news/press/nepal-07-13-09

Click here to read… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on July 13, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Role of youth vital in defeating terrorism

PAKISTAN: Role of youth vital in defeating terrorism



(From Associate Press of Pakistan) Islamabad, June 26 - PRIME Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said youth hold the key in purging terrorism afflicting the nation and in reinforcing the image of Islam as a religion of peace. The Prime Minister was speaking at a ceremony of distribution of placement orders among about 250 youth belonging to Rawalpindi and Islamabad region here on Friday under the National Internship… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on July 2, 2009 at 8:31am — No Comments

Using mobile phones in advocacy campaigns

I found this on ELDIS and thought there is useful information for for youth movements in it.



Using mobile phones in advocacy campaigns



Authors: Stein,M.

Produced by: MobileActive. org (2007)



Click here to read report





Speed is often critical in an advocacy campaign and mobile phones allow the rapid dissemination of messages to a network of… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on June 11, 2009 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Search for Common Ground Children and Youth Division Global Strategy Report

The Global Strategy Report from Search for Common Ground Children and Youth Division is almost ready for release. This report lays out the guiding principles behind Search for Common Grounds global strategy for Children, Youth, and Conflict programming; outlines the strategic context and goals; and introduces core initiatives. For more information about the Global Strategy Report or about Search for Common Ground’s Children and Youth Programs worldwide, please e-mail Felix Unogwu at… Continue

Added by Search for Common Ground on May 19, 2009 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Children, Youth , and Conflict Project and Program Design Toolkit

Search for Common Ground Children and Youth Division is please to announce the upcoming release of the Children, Youth & Conflict Toolkit for project and program design. This toolkit provides practical "how to" advice on project design, monitoring, and evaluation. For more information about the toolkit or about Search for Common Ground’s Children and Youth Programs worldwide, please e-mail Felix Unogwu at funogwu@sfcg.org or Mandy Toomey at mtoomy@sfcg.org.

Added by Search for Common Ground on May 15, 2009 at 1:53pm — 2 Comments

Youth-Led Advocacy: Young people lobby their governments in support of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities to life

Youth-led advocacy: Young people lobby their governments in support of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities to life



Young people with disabilities have ideas, passion and experience. They also have stories that they want to tell the world. Groups of young people with disabilities from 18 countries have been able to do this through the Young Voices initiative of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Global Alliance.



Young people make up more than half… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on May 5, 2009 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Search for Common Ground Blog Link

To view the Search for Common Ground blog visit http://sfcg.wordpress.com/.

Added by Search for Common Ground on May 1, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

World Digital Library Project

World Digital Library Project

I think this would be a great tool for research. This is just the beginning. Imagine 2 years from now if You have access to as many historical and current records from all the major libraries in the world all in one place...what that would do to all of us and our work? I like to imagine the potential...



This site contains information about the World Digital Library project. To visit the World Digital Library go to… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on April 26, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Reflections on Peacebuilding Evaluations

As peacebuilding practitioners, we have struggled to articulate the impact of our work that goes beyond the basic numbers. In the struggle to do so, we have to take a minute to reflect on how far we have come, the pitfalls that still exist and the long road ahead. To me, I approach this field from the perspective of how we could learn to be more accountable to the partners and communities we work in. In doing so, how can these same partners and communities hold us (outsiders) more accountable… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on April 24, 2009 at 9:13am — No Comments

Challenges for Sri Lankan Youth- By Nishantha Mallawaarachchi nishantha.mallawaarachchi@gmail.com

Challenges for Sri Lankan Youth- By Nishantha Mallawaarachchi nishantha.mallawaarachchi@gmail.com



This is an extract of a paper presented for the United Nations Pan-Asia Youth Leadership Summit, September 2004

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Youth are a valuable resource for any country and they are most often seen as a metaphor for hope, change and… Continue

Added by Nishantha on April 21, 2009 at 8:28am — No Comments

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's "Children of Taliban"

TV: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's "Children of Taliban"

See the complete video at: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/pakistan802/video/video_index.html



FRONTLINE/WORLD

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS



FRONTLINE/WORLD Meets Young Recruits to a Taliban Insurgency in Pakistan



As her country slips further into political instability, becoming perhaps the most volatile nation in the world, FRONTLINE/World correspondent Sharmeen… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on April 15, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Place at the table for Youth on Aid, Capacity Development and Networks.

In a recent article titled, Partnering for progress: A new approach to capacity development after Accra, highlighted the need for improved capacity development to address and manage the complex realities on the ground. It also highlighted the growing realization that donor agencies' role has to change in order to positively impact capacity development. I believe youth led organizations and initiatives can play a vital role in these discussions, discussions especially pertaining to aid… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on April 7, 2009 at 8:54am — No Comments

M&E Tools Focused on Incorporating Children and Youth in Program Monitoring

OVC Voices: Recap from the CRS OVC Forum

Posted on July 17, 2008 by Jennine Carmichael

Posted on: CYES Network



M&E Tools Focused on Incorporating Children and Youth in Program Monitoring



I recently had the opportunity to attend the Orphans and Vulnerable Children Forum hosted on 25-26 June 2008 by Catholic Relief Services. The event showcased CRS’s work in OVC programming and, of particular interest to… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on April 2, 2009 at 12:34pm — No Comments

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