Y- PEER PETRI works on building good governance: workshop about gender roles and gender-based violence

On 25th of June, members of the PETRI Sofia team, the EVS volunteers Viktoria Bondikjova and Angela Georgieva from North Macedonia organized a workshop with high school students in the school “St. Kiril and Metodiy” in Radomir. They presented the work of the Y –PEER-PETRI Sofia by promoting […]

By | 2019-07-16T12:15:54+00:00 July 16th, 2019|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

Tips For Seeking Support

Mental health is steadily becoming more and more of a topic that is addressed in everyday life. Schools are educating kids young, universities offer student support, and even workplaces are taking steps to become more mindful of promoting good mental health in the workplace.

We’ve all heard the statistic that 1 […]

By | 2019-05-28T08:06:47+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

Speak & Act to Change

Over half of world’s population is under 30. Young people around the world are key agents of development and social change with high expectations for self-direction, freedom and opportunity.  Fulfilling our rights and investing in our capabilities across multiple sectors such as education, skills development, employment and health, including SRH […]

By | 2018-10-26T08:03:38+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

Personal stories of young people living in a fragile and conflict settings

NCPHA Bulgaria and the International Institute for Youth Development PETRI – Sofia designed an Online Manual “Role of Young People in Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, and Violent Extremism Prevention” as part of PETRI’s Annual Work Plan for 2017, funded by UNFPA EECARO.

The online manual contains video stories of young people and adolescents […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:43:09+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

United Against Extremism in Poland.

By Antonina Lewandowska and Anna Szczegielniak

 

October 25th, 2015 was a lovely sunny day in Warsaw, Poland. Children played in the parks and adults relaxed outside, unzipping their jackets to feel the last rays of sunshine before the cold winter. You could almost say that it was […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:51:39+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

Promoting healthy living among peers in Turkmenistan

Y-PEER, the Youth Peer Education Network, becomes more and more popular in Turkmenistan by virtue of Y-PEER volunteers’ efforts in advocacy for peer education in the promotion of youth health, an effort which is supported by the UNFPA and national partners – the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan and the […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:51:49+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

Gender-biased Sex-selective abortions in Georgia

According to data published by the UNFPA country office in Georgia, more than 25 000 girls are believed to have gone ‘missing’ between 1990 and 2010 as a result of gender-biased sex-selective abortion.  Such a high number raises concerns regarding the prevalence of prenatal discrimination based on gender in […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:51:54+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|1 Comment

Biphobia in Macedonia: The Everyday Struggles of Bisexual People

Discussing LGBTQI rights in the conservative country that I live in will continue to “raise eyebrows” for a long time. The awareness campaigns of LGBTQI activists and NGOs have moved the barriers to some extent, but still, Macedonia has a long way to go before becoming LGBTQI friendly. […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:51:59+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|1 Comment

Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Armenia: A Gap in Knowledge, A Gap in Rights By Sargis Ghazarian, Focal Point in Charge of Armenia

The world is ours, and we are responsible for its development.

By ’we’, I am referring to the young people of today who are separated by geography, but united by  the  issues, goals and perspectives that they share together.

One of the issues that I see to be of enormous importance for […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:52:04+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments