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The young peacebuilder who forgave those who slaughtered his family

OYW Ambassador Hyppolite shares the harrowing story of his survival and talks about his initiative to foster peacebuilding in Rwanda.

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OYW quotes to live by

From Emma Watson and Arianna Huffington to President Santos and Roger Federer, read what wise words OYW Counsellors have shared with us since 2010. 

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The Malaysian Ambassador building schools for refugee children

Today marks the 18th anniversary of International Migrants Day - read how Heidy Quah is providing refugees in Malaysia with the skills they need to succeed.

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Bosnian OYW Ambassador wins Council of Europe Museum Prize

One of the top awards in the museum industry has been awarded to the War Childhood Museum as part of the European Museum of the Year Awards.

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Speak up! It’s a Human Right!

To mark Human Rights Day, OYW Ambassador Yvet reflects on the status of one of the basic human rights around the world: the freedom of opinion and expression.

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Meet the Ambassadors championing human rights around the world

Discover some of the young leaders working towards equal, just and free societies in their countries.  

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Tackling climate change: 4 takeaways from COP23

OYW Ambassadors who were in Bonn last month share their top takeaways from the climate negotiations. 

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After growing up without electricity, Abdishakur is lighting up his country

OYW Ambassador Abdishakur Ahmed shares how he's contributing to energy access in rural Somaliland.

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#LoveArmy raises over $1.5million for Rohingya crisis

#LoveArmy founder & OYW Ambassador Jérôme Jarre launches campaign in support of the Rohingya crisis.

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OYW Ambassadors and Counsellors saying NO to violence against women

Meet 10 OYW Counsellors  and Ambassadors taking action against gender-based violence. 

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