Peace and Conflict

Facing violent oppression, Afghan women fight back with the pen and the Internet

Led by OYW Ambassador Noorjahan Akbar, a group of women writers are determined not to allow the endemic violence in Afghanistan to be passed on to future generations.

"I lost my father to gun violence" - A personal take ahead of March for our Lives

Ahead of March for our Lives, OYW Ambassador Abraham M. Keita shares why America must listen to its young people. 

Stimulating innovation in one of the world’s most dangerous countries, El Salvador

How this entrepreneur is using blockchain for humanitarian projects

Iran protests: Why they are an outrage at neoliberalism

An OYW Ambassador in Iran writes anonymously on what the root causes of the protests really are. 

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.

 

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.

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. 

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.

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