GYC Village

blog posts from GYC's participants, alumni, & staff

The Duty to Education

By Tamuz Avivi The rest of the GYC in NYC group and I, were standing in the July heat, with the New York City Kids Creative  summer camp, asking children as young as … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Breaking Media Stereotypes

by Kate Novak In the modern world, most people have at least some virtual portal of communication. Whether it be through the use of Facebook or simply using a cell … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gardening For Humanity

by Cher Sprague This past week the Global Youth Connect delegates from NYC completed their first two days of volunteer work with their organizations. For my volunteer placement, I chose … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

Love as a Human Right?

By Kate Novak Like most minority groups, the LGBT community has been persecuted and made to feel inadequate. The level of recognition of their human rights varies around the world … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Freedom of Speech as a Watch Dog

By: Tamuz Avivi Sticks and stones may break my bones, and words can hurt too. Freedom of speech can be very easily used as a weapon: When he was elected … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Thirsty For The Human Right To Water

by Cher Sprague During the weekend break from the Global Youth Connect program activities, I went up to the bar at a restaurant and asked for a glass of water. The … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Backward Yet Fixable System

by Alex Majd On Sunday, June 26th, I set out with my fellow GYC in NYC delegates to the Human Rights Watch Film Festival’s screening of Escape Fire, a documentary about … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rights of Women in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

by Shezreh Mirza During my experience as a participant of the New York City program by Global Youth Connect (GYC), I observed many striking human rights issues and how women struggle in this society. … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

What would a holistic view of the American healthcare system change?

Even though I only spent a few hours in her presence during her session with the Global Youth Connect NYC program, Shulamith Koenig, the recipient of the 2003 UN Human … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

The New Attraction: 9/11 Memorial

By Nina Vershuta Last week I visited the National September 11 Memorial, commemorating the 2,983 men, women, and children whose lives were tragically lost in the terrorist attacks of September … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Standing on the Banks of the River

by Danny Waldroop “They are the banks of the river of life.”  At least that’s the way Shula described human rights. It’s not easy to define human rights.  In the … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Power of a Visual Message

By Alex Madj Consider two scenarios.  In the first scenario you are sitting at the table having breakfast while reading the newspaper.  There is an article on Haiti that states … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Economic Rights are Human Rights

by Cherilyn Sprague How would the United States be different if all Americans (and our government) considered a living wage a human right? When I came to Global Youth Connect’s … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Healing Health Care?

by Viveka Hulyalkar Filing into the screening of a human rights-themed healthcare documentary, I was sure I would soon find myself gasping at heartbreaking statistics, cursing implacable Republicans, and maybe … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

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