GYC Village

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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

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

Safe Passages

Juvenile Justice Project and Safe Passages By Nina Vershuta Our meeting with the Juvenile Justice Project of the Correctional Association (CA) of NY was the first of many organizations concerning … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Radio for Human Rights

WBAI Radio Reporting by Cherilyn Sprague On July 02, 2012 the Global Youth Connect youth delegation visited WBAI in NYC, a completely listener supported radio station broadcasted from the Empire … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 1 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

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

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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