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Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 09:41 by Amanda Cupido

By Sarafina, 16, Ghana

I am a Young Leader and honourable speaker of the Child Parliament Club in my District. I am writing this blog on the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse and Universal Children’s Day to share with you all the work that we, child parliamentarians, are doing.

Our Child Parliament Club seeks to find problems affecting children and after identifying these problems, we...

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Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 09:35 by Amanda Cupido

By Nicoleta,16, Romania 

Violence is a problem that we are used to facing; everywhere we look there is something bad happening but we can overcome it with kindness as long as we are involved in creating a better world.

I am part of the Children Consultative Committee from World Vision Romania, which is formed by children from all around the country that love to be involved and make changes. We contributed to the World Vision global campaign It...

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Friday, November 9, 2018 - 22:08 by Amanda Cupido

By Suelv, 14, Albania

Being a child or a teenager can be pretty rough sometimes. Especially if you’re living in Albania, where children and teenagers are vulnerable, facing violence, abuse and bullying. As a group of children and teens from a small village near the coastal city of Vlora, we decided do some child protection activities and to dedicate our awareness campaigns to some of the most disturbing themes in our area: violence against children and cyber...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:17 by Amanda Cupido

By Patricio Cuevas-Parra, Senior Policy Adviser, Child Participation and Rights, World Vision International

The International Day of the Girl is a reminder of the need to address the challenges that girls experience in any corner of the world, from the richest to the poorest countries and it is a call to uphold human rights and empowerment as one of the core basis of an egalitarian society. 

Recently, I wrote a paper based on research I am doing...

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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 04:08 by Amanda Cupido

 By Melissa, aged 17, Young Leader from Brazil

Given that Oct. 11th is International Day of the Girl, I would like to write about the relationship between three things that socially and culturally should go together but many times are not easily found: girls, empowerment and identity. Girls are born with diverse stigmas inherited from the most remote times. Society teaches us, the girls, to put ourselves in a subordinate position....

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 14:07 by Amanda Cupido

Earlier this year, Juliana’s life was in danger.

She lives in South Sudan: a country that's celebrating its seven-year anniversary on July 9th, yet has people worried for their safety because of an ongoing conflict.

The instability has led to other risks in addition to violence; right now 1.1 million children under the age of 5 are acutely malnourished. Juliana was one of them.

Her mother, Grace, was worried she would die. 


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Friday, June 29, 2018 - 06:40 by Amanda Cupido

By Ermenda, 16, Young Leader from Albania

I would like to share with you some very sad stories of Albanian children, which are true and also widespread throughout my country. I come from a village in one of the poorest regions of Albania and others call us “Maloke” which means people who live in mountains. But actually, it is used to describe us as "wild people." And you know what, it might be true, but not only for my village, nor my city. Many Albanian...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 07:13 by Amanda Cupido

By Suelv, aged 14, Young Leader from Albania

Hello, my name is Suelv, I am 14 years old from Albania. I live in the coastal city called Vlora. I want to talk about ending violence against children especially physical, psychological and verbal violence. I would like to emphasize the importance of child participation in making a change in children's lives and especially in empowering girls.

Ending violence against children

My friends...

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Friday, June 22, 2018 - 08:34 by Amanda Cupido

Denisa, 15, is engaged to a 28-year-old man. It’s not her choice, it is her family’s pressure from her family.

“At first it was like a bomb”, says Denisa from Albania. “My family was trying to convince me. It was like my body was there but my head and heart wasn’t… I can’t believe that at this age I have to take such a decision for my life.”

Denisa’s friend...

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 05:07 by Amanda Cupido

By Agnes, 23, Youth Activist from Uganda

Hello! I am Agnes from Uganda, I am a young leader, child advocate, peer educator and life skills trainer. I am going to talk about ending violence against girls and boys focusing mainly on child empowerment. 

We must all start with identifying the most vulnerable children through training and raising awareness in our communities to endure no child is left behind. We need to eliminate all forms of violence...

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