Thought leadership

Plastic waste: How you can make a difference

Learn how these OYW Ambassadors are using waste products for the benefit of society and the environment.

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. 

Dawn of a new-era or poisoned chalice?

Kasgisho Masae assesses whether Cyril Ramaphosa's election marks a turning point in South Africa's history.

Why it’s a big deal same-sex marriage has been backed in Latin America

Inter-American Court of Human Rights opens a new era for American countries in the granting of LGTBQ Rights.

The Unmentionables: Intimate health products in conflict zones

Discover how The Unmentionables are providing intimate health products and education to refugees and displaced persons. 

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. 

Walking Tohoku: A 614km Journey on the Michinoku Shiokaze Trail

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.