Thought leadership

5 ways the fashion industry must change to accommodate people with disabilities

By the force of her personality and with the aid of technology, Sinéad Burke is on a mission to change the global fashion industry for the better.

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

"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. 

This entrepreneur is on a mission to provide every young Cameroonian with employment

I'm from one of Belize's poorest districts - This is what I'm doing to support my community

Juan Bol's PODER is tackling the sources of poverty in Toledo whose indigenous subset accounts for 40% of the nation's poor.

It's Anti-Racism Week in South Africa - are we any closer to ending it?

OYW Ambassador Shakira Choonara: "Over twenty years later, why are we accepting clear and evident discrimination?"

A message of hope to survivors of abuse

Activist and poet Dillon Ollivierre shares a message of hope to survivors of abuse.

Building a generation of entrepreneurs in one of the Caribbean’s poorest nations

In this latest #OYW ‘How-to’, Marc Alain Boucicault shares his 8 tips to building his success in Haiti.