Revelations of an American Intern at WYA

Revelations of an American Intern at WYA

  Oscillating back and forth like a summer fan on full blast, my head finally halted to behold where I would dedicate the following months as an intern for the World Youth Alliance. Snugged in between buildings, like countless others in the metallic forest of Manhattan, the sight of the ivory-toned edifice with its ample-sized … Continue reading

The Grey Area

The Grey Area

Hello there, My name is Nicholas Maalouf and I am 21 years old. When you turn 21 you are allowed to drive, drink, vote, and are thrown in jail if you commit a crime. What I am saying is obvious and a pretty well known fact but the topic that I wish to address goes … Continue reading

Experience at CSW58

Experience at CSW58

As a winner of the World Youth Alliance’s Youth Voices at the UN Program, I was given the opportunity to be a part of the WYA delegation to the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which was held in March 2014. This year’s theme sought to tackle the challenges and achievements … Continue reading

A Croatian woman’s experience at CSW58

A Croatian woman’s experience at CSW58

My name is Maja and I come from WYA Croatia. I would like to share with you my experience of being part of WYA delegation to the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58), which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from 10-21 March 2014. This is … Continue reading

Waiting on the RH Law

Waiting on the RH Law

The Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines is to decide on the fate of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law after its final deliberations on April 8. Also known as the “Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012,” the law passed legislation December 21, 2012. However due to several petitions challenging its constitutionality, the SC … Continue reading

Let the Jasmines Bloom Again

Let the Jasmines Bloom Again

Why do some people in my country think that hope is lost and that we should surrender to an unknown and dark fate? Why is the dream seen as illegitimate in a country that lived, only three years ago, a spectacular peaceful revolution? Are we already  tired after we have proved to all humans that … Continue reading

Laum: A MIFF Winner’s Reflections

Laum: A MIFF Winner’s Reflections

A lot of things seem better in hindsight. For my thesis film, I actually had another story in mind. It seemed perfect since I conceptualized the story myself. But that story just couldn’t get a “go” from my thesis professor. After a series of revisions and alterations to the story to try and get that … Continue reading