Written by Robert Gracin who is currently interning at One Young World. He is studying Social Relations and Policy at Michigan State University.
OYW Ambassador's LGBTI documentary receives support from Timor Leste's Prime Minister & Catholic community
Family plays an important role in people’s learning and growth, especially to children and youth. A family that is nurturing and loving can help children grow to their full potential. But in some cases, discrimination and violence start at home due to lack of understanding on certain issues.
This article was authored by Santiago Vega.* The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of its author.
This Sunday 10 December marks Human Rights Day and the launch of the UN’s upcoming year-long campaign to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in 1948. From the prohibition of slavery to the right to move freely, the Declaration sets out universal values to uplift the dignity of people from all backgrounds and walks of life around the world.
Human rights activist and founder of Iraqueer, Amir Ashour, reflects on the importance of Pride events around the world and how to build an inclusive society.
After speaking at the One Young World Summit 2016 in Ottawa, Canada, Kevin Mendez returned to his home country Belize as a One Young World Ambassador to continue the fight for LGBT rights. We asked him what drove him to lead the change in his country's laws and culture, and how his work has developed since the Summit.
Who are you, and what have you done to create positive change?
This blog is part of a series published on WEFLIVE from young leaders in the One Young World community who are addressing issues across the world relating to the World Economic Forum 2017 theme of 'Responsive and Responsible Leadership'.
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People, quite simply, perform better when they can be themselves. They can bring their whole selves to work, and they can lead authentically, without hiding part of who they are.
Last Monday, Malta became the first country to ban conversion therapy on LGBTI people and passed a law which depathologised trans identities.
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.
It was the opening ceremony of One Young World 2015. 1,300 young leaders from 196 countries - including myself - buzzed with energy and excitement under Bangkok’s starry night sky to listen to the opening remarks of the week’s most notable speakers.
When Sir Bob Geldof took to the stage, his grim expression was immediately a sharp contrast to the bright festivities of the night. When he spoke, his message was not a warm welcome or a happy remembrance of past One Young Worlds. His message was a direct accusation.