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More about: Advocacy  Management
08 March 2011
Changing men's mindsets on Women's Day 
Uttar Pradesh, India; Islamabad, Pakistan: Harish Chandra Verma, 25, lives in Fatehpur in India's Uttar Pradesh. "Women in our society are the worst sufferers when it comes to gender-based violence," he says. "Women don’t have a right to do what they wish for…” But he feels that projects which use volunteers as advocates for change, are beginning to alter people's mindsets.   Read article

More about: Gender  MDG 3  Youth
23 February 2011
Global voices shared as volunteering entities convene 
Bonn, Germany: The global volunteer community have joined hands for a “north-south-east-west” sharing of experiences.  Read article
04 February 2011
Youth and volunteerism- Not every kid dares 
Port Vila, Vanuatu: The rain hardly stops in Vanuatu. It’s pouring as usual when Jayleen sets out on her daily walk among thatched villages to talk to the local Ni-Van youth face-to-face about HIV and AIDS. She is a Peer Educator who volunteers her time and energy to fight the roots of the disease: ignorance.

Volunteering is perfect for tapping into the idealism and drive of young people, and gives them a real space for participating in community development. This year, 2011, not only marks the International Year of Youth but also the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers. It’s a fantastic opportunity to put words into action and make the potential of youth a reality.

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From: United Nations
More about: Vanuatu  HIV/AIDS  MDG 6  Youth
02 February 2011
Philippines government announces volunteering for MDGs campaign by Philippines Department of Education
Manila, the Philippines: As the Philippines Government beefs up its efforts towards the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets, President Benigno S. Aquino III promoted 2011 as the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers in the Philippines.   Visit site

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