Young Changemakers

Gulalai Ismail, Pakistan

More than 50,000 people have been killed and millions have been internally displaced by war and violence in north-west Pakistan in the last three decades.

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The young are ready to serve

By Angela Crawley – MP for Lanark and Hamilton East, United Kingdom

The traditional image of a politician in the UK is a grey haired man in a grey suit, distinguishable only by the colour of his tie; this idea persists in legislatures across the world.

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Young Changemakers

Victor Ochen, Uganda

Born in a conflict-scarred part of northern Uganda, Victor grew up in refugee camps for internally displaced people. His childhood was a constant struggle to survive disease, hunger and war.

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Youth unemployment: a growing concern

By Mattias Lundberg and Matthew Hobson – Director of Global Partnership on Youth Employment, and Senior Social Protection Specialist, World Bank

Global growth and poverty reduction over the next 20 years will be driven by today’s young people, yet many of them face significant difficulties in finding productive employment.

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Young Changemakers

Assmaah Helal, Australia

Young refugees are highly vulnerable to social isolation in their countries of resettlement, where they have to quickly come to grips with learning a new language or adapting to a different culture.

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Young Changemakers

Brianna Fruean, Samoa

In the not too distant future, climate change and rising sea levels pose could pose serious risks to life on earth, most of all to the young people who live on small islands.

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