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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

The State of Human Rights in Sweden

By Jonatan Grinde (GYC Intern, Spring 2015) When I found out more about GYC’s Human Rights in the USA program, which focuses on transitional justice and human rights issues in … Continue reading

April 13, 2015

Caught in an Oppressive System

By Kevin Tang I ran up to Brookie Maxwell’s Gallery 138 in Chelsea for barely an hour with the GYC group, but during that time I was able to truly … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Youth, Silence, Facebook, Elections

by Sambath Bun, Cambodia Did you know that Cambodian youth were very silent about politics in the past, but not now? Did you know why Cambodian youth were non-violent in … Continue reading

October 3, 2014

A Story about a Mother and Three Little Ones

By Adis Hukanovic The morning turned into a rhapsody of gun shots and explosions. Glittering trail from shells occupied the sky, Mother left alone. During the day the sun burned … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 1 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

What is the most effective volunteering?

New York Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH)  Workshop By Cherilyn Sprague On June 26th, 2012 the Global Youth Connect delegation in NYC had the pleasure of having a workshop* put on … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 1 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

What ‘Human Rights Grade’ Do You Give Your City Council?

Urban Justice Center By Nina Vershuta Our delegation had the distinct pleasure in meeting with Erin Markham and Shani Jamilla, the Director of the Human Rights Project at the Urban … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Even the UN needs Intercultural Programming

UN Alliance of Civilizations Reporting by Maja Pecanac The Global Youth Connect Human Rights in the USA participants visited the UN Alliance of Civilizations on June 29, 2012. The group … 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

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

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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