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Bling vs. Bang “In America it is bling bling, in Africa it is bling bang “I borrowed this expression from a movie named “the blood diamond” to start writing this article. In the United States the duty of every respectful loving man is to put a pretty ring with a big white shiny rock on his beloved’s finger, well I’m not saying that it is banned or shameful, as they say “diamond is the woman’s best friend”, it turned out that this is not true after watching this movie and reading a few articles a...


Please, tell us your name: Dali Angel Where are you originally from and where do you live? I was born in the indigenous Zapotec community called San Juan Jaltepec from the Santiago Yaveo municipality of Oaxaca. What are you currently doing for work? Indigenous youth and childhood commission for the Indigenous Women organization for CIARENA AC. We promote the articulation of the indigenous youth network of Central America and Mexico; I am part of the Alliance...


Recently two rape cases occurred in Pakistan. A five year old girl was raped by five men in Lahore and a thirteen year old girl was left dead after being raped in Karachi. These incidents ran over children rights as well as human rights tragically. Incidents that disgraced dignity of women in the global society. This wildish act ruined the future of like child whose whole lives were ahead to live.Government is acting against criminals and I hope they will be punished according the...


Hi VOY family, I’ve just returned from the Global Youth Summit: BYND2015 in Costa Rica and wanted to share some of my reflections with you over the coming days. KateVOY Arriving at the Global Youth Summit (GYS) venue on the morning of day 2 we were greeted mostly by empty hallways and rooms. Most of the participants were out at the National Stadium of Costa Rica attending the first session of the day - Be Healthy. One room, however, was occupied - the venue for the GYS hackathon....


Have you ever felt alone? Scared, worried...hungry perhaps? One of the most common ways to cope with this is to reach out to an ultimate being. That natural spirit, be it person, animal, plant, etc., you have some supreme thing that you worship. Regardless of bad emotions/ feelings, you might even pray to this god when you feel good. But is it right for me to tell you what god to pray? Is it right for you tell me and chastise me if I do not? These are the questions of religious fre...


Please, tell us your name and age: Zenaida Pérez Gutiérrez, 29 years old. Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I am from Santa María Tlahuitoltepec, Mixe, in Mexico and I currently live in Oaxaca City, the state capital. According to your business card – what’s your job title? I am Chief of Department of Indigenous Women's Rights, a department that addresses the situation of indigenous people in the state. Some of my functions include the des...


We are in Mali this week to meet Fatouma. She tells us about her commitment to women’s rights, how she got where she is now, as well as about the role of youth in the Malian presidential elections that were just concluded. My name is Fatouma Harber, I was born in Timbuktu, but I spent my childhood in Niger where I graduated from the Municipal High School of Niamey. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Bamako, Faculty of Arts. Since 2007, I have bee...


Tap, tap, tap. You can’t help yourself; inadvertently you start to bob your head, tap your fingers on the closest surface. You turn up the volume. What an awesome song you think, the beat just makes you want to dance. You quickly shazam it to check the name and the artist. And then the inevitable happens; you begin paying attention to the lyrics and you’re not impressed (and that’s putting it lightly). You know what lyrics I’m talking about – they’re usually some variatio...