Youth voices

In Bewilderment

By Aaminah Javed And then it all started to happen once again, in a totally different tendency, it was a completely distinct consuetude this time. The sense, gait, nature and feel was all cryptic. A requisite to unveil this appearance still exists. It requires an aberrant effort this time, an…

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Youth and Crime in Nigeria: Effects and Solutions

By Nweke, Prince O. Regional Coordinator, National Coalitions of Nigerian Youths in South-East (NACONY) Image source: diylanguage.wordpress.com Introduction It is unfortunately that from research, we observed that there are roughly 200 million youths in Nigeria between 15 and 4 years of age. This represents about 20% of the population. According…

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EUR 3.000 Prize Money, Paid Internship and 70 Scholarships

Here’s your chance to win EUR 3.000 prize money, paid internship and 70 scholarships: Hey! Challenge:Future Competitions 2013 are here! What are they about? The future of work. Your dream job. Fighting youth unemployment. What’s in it for you? Three month paid Internship in AT Kearney offices in Slovenia or…

In: Happenings

School Memories

By Rida Sarwar Image source: walmart.com Memories, tears, laughter and cries All the bright moments about to fly We have spent so much time over here We have had so much of fun over here Those little water fights,Those little party times We used to have will be gone in…

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Assassination – The Extreme Form of Censorship

By Aya Chebbi, Tunisia I was once asked by the American freshmen students during the Arabic Cultural Hour: “Do people in Tunisia live peacefully with each other”. My answer was: “We do because we have been raised on a culture of tolerance and solidarity.” I even gave examples of how…

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Drones for Feeding?

By Hanan Asghar What comes to your mind when you hear someone saying “drone”? Hey, I did not mean to attack nor wanted you to think about attacks but this is how each one of us would have reacted. Have you ever thought of how can we use the same…

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A Peace Revolution

By Zainulabidin At times when the government is lost and the media is confused, when our fellow Pakistanis are being brutally exterminated and coffins lay open on the streets, when silence echoes and surrounds the soul with hopelessness, when the wind smells of blood and the stench gets in your…

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Increasing Trends of Suicide among Youth

By Mariam Asif Taking one’s own life is called ‘suicide’. It is a severe public health issue and affects youth also.  Suicide is highly common among youth between the ages of 10 to 24 and is third primary cause of death. It is estimated that each year 4600 lives are…

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Defiled

By Zohra Noushin Ahmed I am filthy Defiled. Raped by 5 men in an attempt to save your life Yet you can’t look at me For fear of witnessing your weakness in my eyes. You failed to protect me I need you now – yet you reject all that I…

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Year of the Women

by Talha Ebraheem Dubbed as the “Year of the Women” by The New York Times, 2012 saw the women rising up in different parts of the world to demand their rights. What originated as the Convention on Elimination of all forms of discrimination against Women (CEDAW) that later got molded…

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Jay Vee En Route to Natural Photography

By Hanan Asghar Everyone loves to capture the beautiful nature in order to receive a flashback for the moment that soothed his soul. Jay Vee is not different than us when it comes to capturing images of beautiful nature. Having witnessed the ownership of a professional camera, Jay Vee decided…

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Appreciable Recovery Response by Japanese Government after March 11, 2011 Tsunami

By Muhammad Usman Recently, I have been selected by the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan through proper selection procedure under KIZUNA ﴾Bond﴿ Project. KIZUNA project is launched by Japanese Government to promote the global understanding of Japan’s revival efforts, especially through youth, in response to the Great East Earthquake of…

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Abortion Laws in Africa

By Kawsu Fatoumatta Csay Sillah Unsafe abortion is a preventable cause of maternal mortality and morbidity, even for low-resource countries [1]. However, the latest World Health Organization’s global and regional estimates of the incidence of maternal mortality due to unsafe abortion underscore that, for women in the Global South especially, unsafe…

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Save the Elephants

By Mirni Sumiyati On 14 November 2012, a mother elephant and two young elephants died in Tesso Nilo National Park, Riau, Indonesia. It is suspected that somebody had poisoned the elephants. Currently, an investigation by WWF-US and an accompanying investigation by the National Park BKSDA Tessonilo is being carried out….

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Bismarck’s Vision – An Incredible Leadership for Pakistan

By Quratulain Zamir “A good leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell But it takes many years to make a good leader who can change the destiny and fate of people he rules upon and thus making them…

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