GYC Village

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

GYC’s Impact in Bosnia-Herzegovina?

Interview with Rasim Ibrahimagić of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in BiH   How has the cooperation with GYC contributed to Youth Initiative for Human Rights mission?   When it … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tracy Chapman: Unofficial Rwanda Version

By Jesse Hawkes (GYC Executive Director) This past summer, I was enjoying a mountain of food at a local Rwandan buffet with a few of the Turikumwe human rights program … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

And they should get more!

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

Human Rights Day in the USA

By: Jesse Hawkes December 10th is UN Human Rights Day, but when you hear the phrase “human rights violations,” what comes to mind? An image of civilians in Syria? Stories … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 5 Comments

Current Conflicts: Israel/Palestine — DRCongo

OPEN LETTER Dear GYC Alumni, Global Youth Connect would like to express our great concern about the conflicts which have flared-up again in the course of the last few weeks, … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Words to GYC from UN High Commissioner

GYC had the chance to attend the NGO (civil society) meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on October 24, 2012, and to ask a question … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

China, Inclusive Education and Human Rights

I came across this post on on Theresia Degener, a German professor who focuses on the rights of children with disabilities to obtain a proper education and a member of … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Obama’s Language and Human Rights

From the Orientation Emails for incoming GYC Rwanda Human Rights Delegations Submission by Program Assistant Gina V. Since we’ll be talking about what human rights means – especially in the … Continue reading

February 27, 2011

GYC Executive Director’s Remarks on New School LGBT Rights Panel

It was a great privilege to be able to address the panel at the New School on November 16th “Coming out in the Developing World: Involuntary Activists: Fundamentalism and LGBT … Continue reading

November 20, 2010

Responding to the New York Times

Responding to the New York Times by Jesse Hawkes, Kigali, GYC Rwanda Program Director, Interim GYC Executive Director Josh Kron of the New York Times published the following article on … Continue reading

June 4, 2010 · 1 Comment

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