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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

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

Dismantling the Cradle to Prison Pipeline, one Suspension At a Time

Children’s Defense Fund By Nina Vershuta Our delegation met with the staff of Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), including Avery Irons, Director of Youth Justice Programs, Jasbir Singh and Gabriela Silverio, … Continue reading

October 21, 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

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

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