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BE THE CHANGE THAT YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD| Issue 1 | May 2008

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Announcement!

Welcome to ACTIVE FOR PEACE! Newsletter! This goes every month to ACTIVE FOR PEACE! members and supporters. This way we can share stories, announce upcoming events and jump into current debates. It is showing how youth of all ages are or can become active and work effectively for peace. Enjoy!

 

 

ON BEING YOUNG AND ACTING

Being young can mean many things. You can be young at 14 years old, or at 40 years old. You may be living on less than a dollar a day or more than 1000 dollars a day. You may love web surfing or you may enjoy eating a jucy mango in the shade of the mango tree. In their diversity, young people around the world (only between 14 - 24 years old) make up 40% of the world population. This is an incredible force for change and you are part of it. If you want to learn more about youth work for peace worldwide, take a look at our editorial. Click here.

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ACTIVE FOR PEACE! AT THE YOUNG PEACEBUILDERS MEETING IN BUDAPEST

The United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) organized a study session entitled “Applicability of peacebuilding in youth work.” Activeforpeace was represented there by Helene Songe and Andra Tanase. Read more…

 

 

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TRAINING

Youth have today many opportunities to be trained in many different fields that help them become better citizens of the planet. Knowledge means power, and good knowledge means good power!

  • Human Rights Course Online (EN, NO). Click here to take it
  • WYSE seminars on leadership and direction in life. For more info click here...
  • A BAHA’I Summer School in Norway. For more information click here...
YOUTH WORK IN CONFLICT AREAS

THIS ISSUE: YOUTH MICROCREDIT INTERNATIONAL (YMCI), a student run organization looking to make a difference by loaning small amounts of money to businesses wanting to develop and grow. Students make up a microcredit system and support small entreprisers in GUatemala. YMCI aims at expanding their network internationally. If you want to learn more and perhaps start your own student club click here...

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GET INVOLVED! THE WORLD NEEDS TO REALIZE TODAY CHILDREN'S RIGHT TO HEALTH AND FOOD

Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states that "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family" Yet, over 60 years after the adoption of the UDHR there are 10 million children dying every year because of lack of access to basic healthcare and sufficient access to food. While in the so-called developed countries we can barely imagine this, for so many it is a reality. We, young people can make a difference by learning about the situation, by joining our voices to those who protest against this reality and by offering material support to organizations working in the field. Read more…

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ACTIVE FOR PEACE! needs volunteers as editors for our Newsletter. If you would like to help please write an email to Andra.

 

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