Blogs

Walking Tohoku: A 614km Journey on the Michinoku Shiokaze Trail

7/01/2018

Speaking with Tokyo Weekender, OYW Ambassador Robin Lewis tells us about his Explore Tohoku project, making him one of the first to walk the entire length of the trail. 

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Bringing back our beloved Yemen

4/01/2018

OYW Ambassador Mohammed Gaber shares his fears and hopes for his family, friends and fellow Yemenis as their country is torn by an escalating conflict.

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Is slavery in Libya the direct result of EU and US failed foreign policy?

3/01/2018

Meron Semedar writes how the auctioning of slaves we witnessed with CNN’s recent investigation is just the tip of a huge iceberg of human rights violations in Libya. 

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Look back at the top 10 OYW videos of the year

31/12/2017

As 2017 wraps up, scroll through some of our best video moments of the year.

 

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The young refugee bringing ISIS victims together

28/12/2017

OYW Ambassador Taffan is working with former enemies, now ISIS victims, to ensure they do not turn to hatred and extremism.

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The best OYW moments of 2017

26/12/2017

What a year! Look back at some of the best OYW moments of 2017.

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What's next for South Africa? 3 takeaways from the ANC National Conference

21/12/2017

Africa’s oldest liberation movement has had the most contentious national conference in recent years. What does this mean for young people in South Africa? Nkululeko Tselane reviews. 

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The young peacebuilder who forgave those who slaughtered his family

21/12/2017

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

20/12/2017

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

18/12/2017

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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ANC’s New Leadership: Out with the Old, In with the New… But wait?

18/12/2017

Over the past weekend, South Africa's African National Congress cast their votes for President Jacob Zuma's successor. OYW Ambassador Farai Mubaiwa provides insight.

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Bosnian OYW Ambassador wins Council of Europe Museum Prize

12/12/2017

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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