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What are freedom and liberty?

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

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Member since June 20, 2016
  • 39 Posts
  • Age 19

In search of a satisfying definition… We talk about freedom and liberty all the time and tend to embrace these notions. Freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion, freedom of information etc. But what do these two terms mean exactly? Finding a satisfying and suitable definition is not as easy as it might seem at first. First of all, let us look at official definitions. Liberty is defined by the oxford dictionary as “The state of being free within society from oppressive restric...


Please, no pity

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

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Thoughts on the integration of refugees: The news is full of information concerning the “refugee crisis” - headlines and cover pictures create horror scenarios. And for the past few years leading politicians are restlessly looking for THE solution to the problem … but nothing seems to work. Integration seems to fail in all European countries.We have to understand that we cannot generalize when it comes to working with people who have suffered psychological trauma. Solutions have to be tailored...


It's not what you say, but how you say it.

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

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  • Age 19

We set so much importance to our visual appearance; clothes, cosmetics, make-up... and in this time of technology we can even alter our visual traits, online or offline, so that we are more appealing. Many of us believe that our outer appearance reveals a lot about our personality, character and even health. On the other hand, many of us do not think about the importance of what our voices can communicate.When was the last time you thought about how you spoke? I do not mean what you say, but rea...


Knowing without understanding

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

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“I don’t care if you know things! I want you to understand them!” That is what my anatomy university lecturer told us in one of our last lectures before exams. This sentence has struck me and has provoked some critical thinking about the structure of the subject that I am studying and the value of assessments. I started studying medicine last October and have completed my first stressful and, at the same time, exciting semester. I had to adjust to university structures and processes, while bei...


Think Positive ....

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

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What role do stigma and stereotypes play in the transmission of HIV? What do you think about when you hear HIV/AIDS? Be honest! Do you have dramatic pictures of sickly, scraggy, suffering people in your head? Or do you picture Tom Hanks in his movie Philadelphia? Many of you reading this article probably will. You do not have to be ashamed or blame yourself. This is not directly your fault. HIV is still a taboo topic, faced with irrational fears and surrounded by a lot of myths all around th...


A New Era of Youth Participation?

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

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In the context of the World’s Children Day 2017 (21.11.2017) I had the opportunity to join a panel-discussion in the European-parliament. This was the first time that the European Parliament celebrated Universal Children’s Day by opening its doors to children and young adults for a constructive and trustworthy debate. Panellists where Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, Nathalie Griesbeck, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Margaret Tuite, Ionnis Dimitrakopoulos and Per Leander. During the event we had the pos...


All you need to liberate society – the internet?

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

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How the internet can help democracy – or not… The Arabic spring introduced a new era of revolution. An era of revolution whose main weapon is the internet – revolution 2.0. Like so many other revolutions also the Arabic Spring began with severe disappointment and discontent. The people were fed up with the brutally dictatorially and rigid regimes and the lack of freedom of speech and possibilities. Poverty, education, big differences in social classes, corruption etc. were all things that fru...


Torture for a good cause?

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

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Imagine a life behind bars in a space that is just big enough for you to move around somewhat freely. A life that you are not able to control; someone decides everything for you. You have no choice of when and what you eat, when you sleep, what you do and even when and with whom you reproduce. A life where you are terrorised and tortured. Every day of your life, from birth to death. Could you imagine that? No? Well, that is the fate of thousands … no millions … of animals that are reared and hel...


Excluded

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

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Why tenthousands are excluded from German parliamentary elections On the 24th of September 2017 it is the parliamentary elections in Germany. These elections are promising for many people as they are seen as a great posssibility to generate change and advance in many different social, political and cultural fields. But while everyone over the age of 18 has the right to vote according to German constitution more than 81.000 full-aged people are stripped of the right to make their cross on the 2...


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  • Yasmin Youssef


    Member since June 20, 2016


    Age 19 • 39 Posts


    member of UNICEF Youth Council Germany, Germany