Gender equality

OYW Ambassadors and Counsellors saying NO to violence against women

What is the ‘UN 16 Days of Activism’ campaign all about?

The UN 16 Days of Activism is an annual campaign that runs from the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December. The campaign originated with a group of activists who attended the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991.

Ambassador brings art project to former ISIS slaves

It is a chilling depiction of the pain of separation: the towering and bearded figure of an ISIS fighter fills the space, brutally cutting off a Yazidi mother from her daughter.

The message in the artwork seems even more profound because it comes from a group of refugee women with no previous experience of drawing, or even reading or writing. Working under the brief tutelage of the artist and One Young World Ambassador Hannah Rose Thomas these women have found a new way to give vent to their sorrows and to express their defiance in the face of almost unimaginable terror.

One Young World Barcelona Caucus: Best moments

On 30 June – 1 July, One Young World hosted its third European Caucus of 2017 at the Mobile World Centre in Barcelona, Spain. The event brought together One Young World Ambassadors and other young leaders from more than 25 countries and was a unique opportunity to connect face to face, explore opportunities for collaboration and gain insight into a range of emerging issues.

Here are the best moments from the Caucus:    

One Young World - the Odyssey

One Young World. 196 countries. One hundred and ninety six countries. Allow me to repeat that one more time; 1-9-6. That’s a lot of countries. Depending on who you ask, that’s pretty much every country in the world.

A lot of countries.

1300 young people. Young leaders. Young human beings who want the world of 2026 to be better than the world of 2016. Not only “want” it to be better, but most of whom are actively fighting each and every day to ensure that becomes a reality.

Women in the workplace: Why it matters

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I began to promote women’s rights and democracy in the Maldives as a result of my own experiences in the world of work. After completing my Master’s degree in finance abroad, I returned to my country with the hope and optimism to bring new innovations into the financial sector of the Maldives. However, during my job interviews I found people being more interested in my “family achievements” than my academic ones.