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Six Years After My Internship, BADIR is Blazing Trails

Dalia Mehiar | 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?

Lisa Jones | 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

Ashok Regmi | 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

Lisa Jones | 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

Lisa Jones | 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?

Lisa Jones | 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

Nicole Sterling | 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

Lisa Jones | 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

Sheila Kinkade | 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

Lisa Jones | 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,...