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Think Positive ....

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

no picture Yasmin Youssef
Member since June 20, 2016
  • 44 Posts
  • Age 19

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

no picture Yasmin Youssef
Member since June 20, 2016
  • 44 Posts
  • Age 19

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

no picture Yasmin Youssef
Member since June 20, 2016
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  • Age 19

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

no picture Yasmin Youssef
Member since June 20, 2016
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  • Age 19

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

no picture Yasmin Youssef
Member since June 20, 2016
  • 44 Posts
  • Age 19

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...


More than only mere facts…

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

no picture Yasmin Youssef
Member since June 20, 2016
  • 44 Posts
  • Age 19

How education can help us in the development of sustainabilityIt is the end of the school year. It is the time when report cards are distributed and degrees are issued. Results are compared; both between the students and between countries. Those with better educational achievements and test scores are considered better educated or have better educational systems than those with worse results. But are we maybe measuring the wrong thing? Is successful education maybe not only the simple ability to...


9 Questions about communication

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

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

We spend almost 70% of our waking time communicating with others. Failed communication can lead to conflicts and frustration. Nevertheless, most of us were never taught how to communicate in a way that produces desired results.So what is good communication, and what are obstacles that prevent us from reaching our goal or objective in the communication progress and does communication change? I asked Dave Charon, MBA, entrepreneur and summer director of the Global Leaderships Academy 9 questions...


Health or Religion?

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

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

Should Ramadan for children be forbidden in Germany?The sun is burning down relentlessly and it is even scorching hot in the shade – 33 degrees. There is not a whiff of wind and everything seems to stand still. Nevertheless the children in Berlin have to attend school … it is the end of the term which is a very busy time as there are many important things to do and finish before the holidays can eventually start; exams, sports competitions, theater and music rehearsals etc. If all of that would...


Where do I belong?

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

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

What does it mean to be a binational…On a regular basis I used to ask myself the question: where do I belong? And where am I at home? “Home” in terms of the place where I feel secure, comfortable, and most importantly accepted and loved. I always came to the same sad and disappointing answer: I belong nowhere.Now you might ask yourself why I thought about it so pessimistically…so let me explain myself!I am a binational. My mother is German and my father is Lebanese. I was born in Germany but vis...


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  • Yasmin Youssef


    Member since June 20, 2016


    Age 19 • 44 Posts


    member of UNICEF Youth Council Germany, Germany