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Six Years After My Internship, BADIR is Blazing Trails
| May 22, 2018
In 2012, as an intern with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) in Jordan , I primarily supported communications and outreach for Youth for the Future (Y4F). This USAID initiative offered...
Is Jordan an Oasis for Youth-led Change?
| April 27, 2018
In the past decade, Arab youth have found themselves the international spotlight for activism at a massive scale, often referred to as the Arab Spring . While progress toward more free and just...
Rethinking Our Approach to Social Justice
| November 9, 2017
Reflecting on the past year, it’s easy to see a bleak picture of where we are when it comes to justice, equality, and bridging social divides. As Director of Social Innovation at the...
Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Meet the 2017 Laureate Global Fellows
| July 25, 2017
In an uncertain world, the 2017 Laureate Global Fellows have made one thing clear: we don't need to wait to make a difference. Boldly pursuing creative solutions and mobilizing peers to join them...
Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict the Next Zika/Dengue Outbreak
| April 13, 2017
“Right now, we have a sick care system,” explains Rainier Mallol . “What we need is a healthcare system.” At just 25 years old, Rainer has an impressive résumé . Out of 18,000...
Can Youth Kick Gender Inequality in PNG?
| March 7, 2017
This blog post is part of a series that explores the role of YouthActionNet fellows in advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For 27-year-old Jacqui Joseph , life in Papua New...
Nicole Sterling, YouthActionNet Intern, Studies Role of Youth in Empowering Trans Communities Worldwide
| February 16, 2017
Towson University student Nicole Sterling with mentor, YouthActionNet alumnus and Towson University Anthropology Professor Harjant Gill As a YouthActionNet intern with an interest in LGBTQ rights, I...
30 of Spain’s Brightest Young Changemakers Prioritize Connection Amid Fast-Paced Lives
| January 10, 2017
Between overseeing day-to-day operations, leading teams, and planning for the future, social entrepreneurs have demanding schedules and manage their time judiciously. That’s why it’s...
Championing Literacy and Dreaming Big in Peru
| September 8, 2016
For Teresa Boullón , creating libraries in Peruvian schools isn’t just about giving children opportunities to read; it’s about encouraging them to dream big about their lives and...
5 Young Leaders Who Made Me a Believer in the SDGs
| August 11, 2016
How do you feel when you read through the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals? When I see them, I must admit—it’s overwhelming. They certainly paint a portrait of the equitable, ethical,...