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Today, the Good Friday Agreement turns 20: discover the Conference setting a new tone for peacebuilding

OYW Ambassador Conor Houston tells us how Peace and Beyond can help Belfast establish itself as a global centre of expertise for building peace and reconciliation.

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In the face of economic hardship, this teacher is transforming her local community

OYW Ambassador Angela Edward, who lives and was raised in Jackson, Michigan is working to improve its children’s life opportunities and their sense of connection with the wider world.

 

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5 ways the fashion industry must change to accommodate people with disabilities

By the force of her personality and with the aid of technology, Sinéad Burke is on a mission to change the global fashion industry for the better.

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Facing violent oppression, Afghan women fight back with the pen and the Internet

Led by OYW Ambassador Noorjahan Akbar, a group of women writers are determined not to allow the endemic violence in Afghanistan to be passed on to future generations.

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Young Americans have found their voice—and they’re putting NRA-backed politicians on notice

OYW Ambassador Billy Kovacs, Prospect: Compared to the high school students at March for Our Lives, I'm an old man. But I too understand what it means to lose a friend—and to fight for change

 

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"I lost my father to gun violence" - A personal take ahead of March for our Lives

Ahead of March for our Lives, OYW Ambassador Abraham M. Keita shares why America must listen to its young people. 

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It's Anti-Racism Week in South Africa - are we any closer to ending it?

OYW Ambassador Shakira Choonara: "Over twenty years later, why are we accepting clear and evident discrimination?"

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A message of hope to survivors of abuse

Activist and poet Dillon Ollivierre shares a message of hope to survivors of abuse.

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Building a generation of entrepreneurs in one of the Caribbean’s poorest nations

In this latest #OYW ‘How-to’, Marc Alain Boucicault shares his 8 tips to building his success in Haiti. 

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Meet one of Brunei's youngest parliamentarians

7 years ago at the OYW Summit in Zurich, Iswandy Ahmad won a standing ovation for his speech on raising awareness of HIV & AIDS. Today he is a member of the Legislative Council of Brunei, the state Parliament.

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