where are you in the line of inequality?

where are you in the line of inequality?

Jonathan Wing, 19, is from Coventry and volunteered with VSO ICS in Cebu City in the Phillipines. Jonathan attended a session hosted by World Vision and exploring issues of inequality. The session was led by Manthen Pravin, Emma Clarke, Tracy shields , Yasmin Edwards and Mally Askin. “The session started with us taking on the profiles of people to find out where they stand in terms of inequality. The facilitator would ask a question about our profile and we, such as whether you were accepted into the community, or is your home a violent free home. The questions were designed to show where the lines of inequality fall, with people physically stepping forward in response. There was great feedback from this session and many people thought that talking about inequality is one thing, but seeing the differences brought to life physically was really powerful. One participant said: “When you say it, it doesn’t look that bad, but as soon as you see the line and who’s further forward than others, then you realise just how bad the situation can be.”...
What matters to young people?

What matters to young people?

Here Aminata Fofana – who volunteered with International Service ICS in Burkina Faso – shares her highlights from Our Goals: The Youth Agenda. The session was chaired by BBC Free Speech’s Rick Edwards, and explored what the Global Goals really mean for young people, focusing on four of their major priorities: Education, Employment, Gender Equality and Climate Change. Environment – Presented by Anna Marie Astle-Vickerstaff, UK Co director for the UK Youth Climate Coalition. “Climate change is a social justice issue” “How can we mobilise young people around the world to facilitate sustainable development?” “We are not fighting for nature, we are nature fighting itself” Employment – Presented by Laura Russel – ICS Alumni Financial and emotional wellbeing benefits to employment. The world is experiencing the highest rate of youth unemployment. What can young people/government do to eradicate this? Education – Felix Owino –  ICS Alumni from Kenya and education advocate “Education is key to eradicating poverty. An educated young person is an empowered person.” In the UK there are highly educated young people with a high youth unemployment rate. Is education crucial in this new era? Gender equality – Amy Stops, Progressio Alumni “60 percent of women living in Malawi are HIV positive” “Only 6 percent of women earn a wage in Malawi” “Only 2 percent of women in the world are global change makers” Once you educate women, you empower them to contribute to all spheres of...