GYC Village

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

The Art of Reconciliation

By Yumna Mohamed (South Africa) It’s been a long, convoluted road that led me to who I am now; a former journalist trying to make it as a stand-up comedian. … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Dilemma of Applied Reconciliation: The Rwandan Perspective

By Maria Mukuka On July 3rd, after a four hour drive out of Kigali, in the middle of a perfectly sunny Rwandan afternoon, Global Youth Connect’s Turikumwe human rights delegation … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Country Still At War

By Ammar Zeljković My parents never told me about the war, but still I knew that it had happened. The people with whom I grew up, their parents talked about … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sarajevo: A Paradox Embodied

By Pembroke King While in Sarajevo, I was speaking with a fellow GYC delegate about the analogy of a city to a human body. Metropolitan areas are often seen as … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

In separateness, a quiet anger grows

By Yumna Mohamed I come from an angry country. Like many of my fellow South Africans, this anger surprised me when it started to surface in the past five years … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Measure? Quantify?

By Suprita Datta (GYC Rwanda Jan 2015) Human rights, unlike other aspects of policy and politics, have impacts that can be measured and quantified. How many kids are receiving an … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Turikumwe!

By Nan Zhang (China) Rwanda, a country that I had never thought I would have an opportunity to go to, has become a turning point of my life. It was … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a 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

My Returns Home

By Tara Pipes (GYC Rwanda Alumna, Summer 2013) When I first flew into Kigali in July, stepping out of the airport into the open evening summer air, I knew immediately … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bosnia is Rwanda. Rwanda is Bosnia.

By Maja Pecanac (Bosnian delegate to Rwanda) Everything I saw and experienced in Rwanda was garbled in my head. Genocide. Poverty. Reconciliation. Post-war development of the country. Progress. At one … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

#26. Boy

By Tara Pipes (USA) No name. No way of ever knowing who this Boy was. Number 26 on the genocide plaque at the Nayanza memorial on a ridge on the … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a 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

It Depends Who You Talk To

Visit to Ministry of Justice, 21st August, 2012 Reported by: Raquelle Pasquel and Gloria IMANSIMWE The delegation’s visit to Rwanda’s Ministry of Justice provided essential information about the current judicial … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Art for Healing Diverse Communities

Gallery 138: Art for Healing Diverse Communities Exhibit By Tamuz Avivi Art and Finance in Global Engagement, or Art for Healing Diverse Communities: July 3rd at Gallery 138 We reached … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

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