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Have Your Say! Adolescents Demand Inclusive Youth Policy from Myanmar Government
“We want education, safer working condition and peace” says an adolescent representative in a joint statement on the second day of Adolescents Conference. These demands present a snapshot of the...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 12:23
Right to Speak out in Pursuit of Justice
Text and photos/ Kalika Bro-Jørgensen, Communication ConsultantHalf a century of armed conflict and human rights violations has left wounds in many corners of Myanmar, which are difficult to...
Friday, January 2, 2015 - 07:05
Standalone or Mainstreaming: Youth in the Post 2015 Development Goals
Samiuddin Ahmed & Sesheeni Joud SelvaratnamDr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), first introduced the proposal for a youth standalone goal at...
Sesheeni Joud Selvaratnam
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 23:49
ActionAid Myanmar 5th Annual Fellows Conference Kicks Off
Day 1 of ActionAid Myanmar's 5th Annual Fellows Conference is off to a great start. The conference was inaugurated by the Social Development Minister of the Yangon region and attended by...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 07:24
Youth unemployment? Let’s get down to business!
I recently attended a seminar in London on youth unemployment. Hosted by the Guardian newspaper, and with panellists from UNICEF, Accenture and Barclays (the latter two have youth employment...
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 09:10
young urban women
Why young people reclaim their Tax Power!
Today we’re launching our new campaign - Tax Power!Activistas and their networks are taking the lead in their local communities - why? Because they’re fighting for their futures!The financial...
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 14:38
Seven letters from Syria!
Last week during the International Refugee Week Event at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, I received some letters from the Syrian Refugees women and youth who are some of the people ActionAid Arab...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 09:46
Emergencies & Conflict
Day 2: Fourth National Fellows’ Conference in Myanmar
The second day of the Fellows’ Conference is focussed on making action plans for how to engage with the most significant challenges Myanmar is facing today. An inspiring example of that is three...
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 07:25
Day 1: Fourth National Fellows’ Conference in Myanmar
Four days ago hundreds of young people in the remotest corners of Myanmar packed their bags and left home by foot, motorbike or bus. Reaching bigger towns they met other Fellows and continued the...
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 07:00
Lessons learned; how you prepare a youth policy and avoiding it being hijacked by international agencies!
Yesterday night after the first day of the 4th Fellows´Conference in Myanmar (read the first days impressions here), I had the opportunity to meet a group of youth that in december 2012 initiated and...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 18:20