GYC Village

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

Beyond Economics

By Axel Västermark On the plane from Stockholm to New York I finished Joseph Stieglitz’s book The Price of Inequality, which I had not put down since I bought the … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sexual Violence: Two Cultures, Shared Experiences

By Elizabeth Stalfort, Human Rights in Bosnia 2014    I was raped when I was seventeen. I had a party at my house and woke up to a boy having … Continue reading

October 9, 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

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

Rights of Women in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

by Shezreh Mirza During my experience as a participant of the New York City program by Global Youth Connect (GYC), I observed many striking human rights issues and how women struggle in this society. … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Paradigm of Women’s Rights in the United States

by Erica White Women in the United States are like the reserve army – when there is a metaphorical (and, at times, very real) state of emergency, they are on … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

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