Politics

“I sometimes forget what I felt throughout my OYW experience. This is why the OYW community is so important.”

Misato Nagakawa: “We are trying to leave our footprint in history, much like our past OYW Ambassadors have. In order for us to do so, we need someone to believe in us, and the...read more

The social impact movement spreading across Silicon Valley

Zanoon Nissar, Google: “Today we have more than 700 members across the Bay Area in California and they are changing their own lives as well as those of thousands of others.”...read more

How young people transformed Armenia - the peaceful way

Sona Mirzoyan: "April 23, 2018 marked a magnificent milestone in the history of Armenia and perhaps in the history of the post-Soviet countries." 

OYW Ambassador's LGBTI documentary receives support from Timor Leste's Prime Minister & Catholic community

Natalino Guterres, responsible for bringing the country's LGBTI movement to life, tells us about his new documentary, The Road to Acceptance.

Nicaragua roiled by continued protests: young leaders report from Managua

Nine days of continued protest around the country have produced 68 dead, more than 200 injured, and 43 disappeared in Nicaragua.

Today, the Good Friday Agreement turns 20: discover the Conference setting a new tone for peacebuilding

OYW Ambassador Conor Houston tells us how Peace and Beyond can help Belfast establish itself as a global centre...read more

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.

Young Americans have found their voice—and they’re putting NRA-backed politicians on notice

OYW Ambassador Billy Kovacs, Prospect: Compared to the high school students at March for Our Lives, I'm an old man. But I too understand what it means to lose a friend—and to ...read more