On The Other Side

On The Other Side

Upon joining WYA, I was challenged to really think about how I understood human dignity. Coming from a relatively-privileged background, I was taught from a young age that I should respect everybody around me because they, in turn, respect me. At the same time, I should love others, show compassion and charity to everyone, especially … Continue reading

Cynicism and Finding Balance

If you fancy movies, you might have heard of Charlie Sheen. He once told us that, “the best way to not get your heart broken is pretending you don’t have one.” We certainly deal with a LOT of issues in this planet and disillusionment should come easy if we do not have the drive to … Continue reading

India: Experience Diversity

India: Experience Diversity

                 Last summer I had the opportunity to travel to India since I was involved in an internship program with a local NGO. I remember the moment I told my family and my friends about my choice to spend seven weeks in India. “Are you crazy? What is … Continue reading

How solidarity can most effectively alleviate poverty

How solidarity can most effectively alleviate poverty

The sight of starved, grimy children scattered along Manila streets no longer induces much shock value to the average passerby. It has become commonplace to encounter four-year-olds in too-small shirts selling sampaguitas or families airing out laundry under a bridge. The problem of poverty and hunger is severe and rampant in the Philippines, and many … Continue reading

Female Foeticide Falters

Female Foeticide Falters

A report from WYA UK on the sex-selection bill recently voted on by Parliament. by Clara Watson, WYA UK Chapter Committee Member Today, on 4th November, Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of the Abortion (Sex-Selection) Ten Minute Rule Bill, presented by MP Fiona Bruce. At its first reading, 181-1 MPs voted in favour of the Sex-Selection … Continue reading

Say Sorry

Say Sorry

There is something weird about us humans. We are given these amazing brains and use a mere 10% capacity. But with this 10% capacity, we were able to create languages, find cures for once-fatal diseases, form societies, build houses, invent the steam engine, the printing press, automobiles, and establish some sort of minor communication with … Continue reading