Why it’s a big deal same-sex marriage has been backed in Latin America


Inter-American Court of Human Rights opens a new era for American countries in the granting of LGTBQ Rights.

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The Unmentionables: Intimate health products in conflict zones


Discover how The Unmentionables are providing intimate health products and education to refugees and displaced persons. 

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Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh asks whether apartheid was really defeated


Published in The Economist: A young South African laments his country's grotesque—and growing—inequality.


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Colombian OYW Ambassadors launch campaign to fight corruption


“Ethics is in your hands” calls for people around the world to commit to transparency and fight corruption.

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Using sport to help victims of the Colombian conflict


Earlier this year, OYW Ambassador Juan Sanchez launched his initiative aimed at helping vulnerable young people torn apart by decades of conflict. 

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


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


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?


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


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


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


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

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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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