Race Relations

Hollywood actress & activist Rosario Dawson and business partner Abrima Erwiah to attend #OYW2018

The Hollywood actor, social entrepreneur and activist Rosario Dawson is to become a One Young World Counsellor and will address delegates at the upcoming 2018 Summit in The Hague. She’ll be joined by Abrima Erwiah, with whom she co-founded the Studio One Eighty Nine social enterprise.

Trump-Kim summit: A missed opportunity to discuss human rights violations in North Korea?

Nearly four years ago, at the One Young World (OYW) 2014 Summit in Dublin, North Korean delegate speaker Yeonmi Park shared her journey of escape from North Korea, cutting into the emotions of the OYW community. Since then, her story has gone viral, with the video of her speech being shared nearly 1.5 million times and gathering over 82 million views online. 

 

Your monthly list: 17 top initiatives you need to know about

In an effort to further share the incredible work of the OYW Ambassador community, we’ve launched our monthly list of top projects you need to know about.

The OYW network is all about collaboration - so please get in touch if you’re interested to learn more or join forces with any of the listed Ambassadors. Remember, if you log into your OYW profile, you can email them directly via the messaging button on their OYW profile, located on the bottom left. You must be logged in to do this.

A Guide to Peacebuilding

Noam Shuster-Eliassi, 29, grew up in Neve Shalom - Wahat al-Salam (Oasis of Peace), an Arab-Israeli village dedicated to promoting peace and co-existence. A fluent Arabic speaker, she is the daughter of an Iranian mother and a Holocaust survivor from Romania. She has dedicated herself to peacebuilding and has worked since 2012 with the international organisation Interpeace, where she is coordinator of the Base for Discussion program. She was a delegate speaker on peace, security and conflict resolution at One Young World’s Summits in Dublin (2014) and Bangkok (2015).

“They are branding us as terrorists.”

Young leaders from the seven Muslim-majority countries whose citizens have been banned from entering the United States by Donald Trump have called on young people worldwide to make a stand against the controversial policy.

When Mr Trump made the controversial order, Libyan One Young World Ambassador Hajer Sharief was in New York City attending a high-level debate at the United Nations on sustainable development and peace. “This ban identifies me as a terrorist,” she complained.