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By Maja Pecanac (GYC Rwanda and NYC Alumna from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Program Assistant July 2014 in Bosnia) When I was writing the political update for the GYC Bosnia Report from July … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An American in Sanski Most

By Melanie Dominski I first came to Bosnia in the summer of 2010 as a delegate with Global Youth Connect. I was in the middle of completing a two-year Master’s … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Story about a Mother and Three Little Ones

By Adis Hukanovic The morning turned into a rhapsody of gun shots and explosions. Glittering trail from shells occupied the sky, Mother left alone. During the day the sun burned … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Peak of the Mountain

By Jean Baptiste HARAGIRIYAREMYE It was on 16th June, 1976 when Soweto high school students took to the streets in a peaceful protest against the use of Afrikaans (a language … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Youth Learn! Youth Teach! Youth Perform!

After performing Cambodian Classical Dance in support of Transgender Rights in our Human Rights in the USA Program last summer, Kanal Khiev gave a workshop on how to use the … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

HIV Prevention Revolution by Young Key Affected Population

by Gasamagera Claire, GYC Rwanda Alumni August 2010 Claire was recently in New York City to discuss the work being done in Rwanda regarding persons living with HIV/AIDS – see … Continue reading

July 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Relationship Between Justice and Genocide Prevention

PHOTO: At a GYC Human Rights Delegation visit to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the Prosecution of Crimes Committed during the Period of Democratic Kampuchea   … Continue reading

April 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Free Speech in the USA

We are curious to know if you have any thoughts about the issue that is described in this link. http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/03/03/picketing-funerals-when-free-speech-feels-wrong/?hp Wherever you are from, how would you and your culture/society … Continue reading

March 4, 2011 · 2 Comments

Alumni Reflections on Rwanda’s Historically Marginalized Group

Recently, Rwanda’s New Times paper published the following opinion piece.  The article offers an interesting commentary on recent UN action on the rights of indigenous people as it relates to … Continue reading

February 23, 2011 · 2 Comments

Rwanda Alum Christina Clusiau’s Photos at New School Accountable Authoritarianism Panel

It was such a joy to be able to see the fruits of Christina’s work in Rwanda this summer at the New School panel that   included important scholars such … Continue reading

November 19, 2010

Remembering Srebrenica

Remembering Srebrenica by Tyler Branscome, GYC Alumni Bosnia Summer 2009 and Rwanda January 2010 Every year on July 11, thousands from around the world pour into the small, Eastern Bosnian … Continue reading

July 13, 2010 · Leave a comment

Rwanda and Haiti

Rwanda provides police personnel for international peace-keeping force in Haiti Matthias Resch, New York, GYC Rwanda 2008 The United Nations has had a permanent presence in Haiti since 1993, when … Continue reading

April 20, 2010

Commemoration Week in Rwanda

Commemoration Week in Rwanda by Kenneth Ruzindana, Kigali, GYC Alumni 2008 This week is no ordinary week for Rwandans. It is a week of commemorating terrible events that should shame … Continue reading

April 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

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