Topic : Civic Engagement
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Child sexual abuse is a huge problem with consequences that affects everyone in Argentinean society. Talking about the issue has been taboo but Paula has been able to break down the barriers and change the societal mindset to promote a childhood free of violence.
Leaders involved in negative politics repurpose religion from being a source of unconditional love to unconditional hate. This gives them quick leadership but makes the community never get out of the conflicts it is in. Terrorism happens when a community suffers injustice (perceived or real) and its leaders are not equipped with the skill to turn enemies into friends. Basit Jamal is facilitating young people to understand the concepts of conflict resolution in the language they accept i.e.
Since India’s independence, the Panchayat system has served as the building block of local governance in villages. Despite the mandate that this body must elect women to half its seats, the role of women in local governance has been relegated to being mere figure-heads, without the power to effect change.
Germán co-founded the Environmental South Association in 2007 to actively and respectfully reconnect people with nature in the rapidly urbanized cities in Patagonia. Through urbanization, younger generations of Argentinians are separated from a variety of natural environments. With an absence of lakes, parks, and forests there is a disconnect that has formed between the youth and the natural environment, which include plants and animals within them.
To tackle youth unemployment and unfair labour conditions for young people, Eleonora Voltolina has identified gaps and opportunities in the increasingly long period between the end of formal education and the beginning of paid work. Eleonora has become a key reference point in Italy and beyond by working with key players in the field of youth employment - from job seekers to the government - to promote fairer business practices and more comprehensive standards for internships.
As scientist from the isolated coastal rainforest region of Colombia, Mabel stimulates sustainable economic development in biodiverse areas by connecting ancestral knowledge, science, and entrepreneurship to create a “bioeconomy.”
Hannah Song is leading a campaign to rebrand the longsuffering people of North Korea, not only in the oppression by the North Korean regime, but also the structural bias worldwide.
Through his news outlet, El Definido, Cristián Mackenna is ending the journalistic myth that good news is not news. With a constructive and purposeful editorial line, he is rebuilding social trust, promoting community collaboration, spreading good ideas, and giving citizens the information they need to move from seeing themselves as victims to agents of positive change. In its two years as an online media outlet, El Definido already has more readers than many of Chile’s other major newspapers.
Adriana is fostering a sustainable fashion movement by establishing global mechanisms to enable rural Andean producers full and consistent access to global markets, while also shifting mindsets in the fashion industry.