Check out Voices of Youth! UNICEF’s online place for young people.

From UNICEF: Voices of Youth offers inspiring, original insight and opinion from across the globe – from young people, for young people. Did you ever ask yourself, where are all the young people who actually do give a damn? Well, they’re right here. Some examples below: https://twitter.com/voicesofyouth/status/677869740744826880 https://twitter.com/voicesofyouth/status/670283553922527232 Countering disheartening headlines about today’s young generation,

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Voices of Youth feature: Child of Africa

This blog post is a collaboration between Winifred Ahupa and Ala Oueslati Something tugs me here In my belly Like the strings of a banjo Struck by hands or legs Your might defies what A child possesses Your birthsong of love Filters in, slowly at first Like the emergence of A baby lunar crescent Then with

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Voices of Youth Feature: The Emancipation

By Ala Oueslati Religion is a source of knowledge, inspiration, hope and serenity that people hold to give them purpose, value and peace. That is not what I was taught when I was younger. That is not what is being taught where I come from. What I was taught though, like most young people in the

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Voices of Youth Feature: Invisible Wounds

By Bhavana Neurons.... We are wired to think, react, imagine, focus and remember. Memories are tricky, you can repress them for years but at the sight of a black mosaic tile they are back. Like it was only yesterday. Your heart beating frantically, sweat lining your eyebrows, neurons. She was late. Her watch stopped at

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Voices of Youth Feature: A Narrative of a South African Graduate

By Itumeleng Mphure My day has finally come! As I shop for the perfect dress I cannot help but feel like I am on top of the world. The four years of sleepless nights spent studying and living on coffee and energy drinks are finally paying off. I am finally graduating with my Bachelor’s degree.

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Voices of Youth Feature: An Eighth of a Story

By Pia Fleig I am a European. I have received a very good education, I have succeeded in my A-levels, I can go to any University I want and study more than a human mind can imagine. And yet, I feel like I know so little of reality. As much as my school tried to

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Voices of Youth Feature: Use Condoms, Stay Safe

By Mr Gerald Who would have thought that one day teenagers would be encouraged to use condoms, especially in Africa, where talking about sex is a taboo? Well, when push comes to shove, what has to be done has to be done - even if it requires distributing condoms among high school students who are

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Voices Of Youth Blogging Internship call for applications

Are you between the ages of 14 and 24? Do you care about social, cultural, political and economic issues? Are you interested in improving your blogging and digital media skills? Applications for the Vices Of Youth blogging internship 2015 are now open! This is your chance to apply for a 4 months blogging internship with

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