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September 1, 2020

“Don’t wait until a tragedy strikes in order to act and implement change.” These are the words that Mary Yeboah and Koluchi Odiegwu—two second-year college students at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia—live by. 

 

Although these two young women have spent the past five months at home in isolation, beginning in April 2020, they’ve raised over $32,000 for remote villages in Africa whose inhabitants are facing mass hunger caused by the coronavirus. Through their fundraising effort called the COVID-19 Hunger Initiative, they have..

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June 16, 2020

In the past few weeks, the senseless killings of Black Americans like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery by police officers have horrified millions of Americans, with many taking to the streets to protest as a means of political activism. 

As the country marches on to make its demands known—defund the police, arrest the killers responsible and spread Black Lives Matter messaging— one key population is noticeable on the streets: the youth.

 

History has shown how influential teenagers and young adults... 

May 14, 2020 

In the midst of a global pandemic, countries around the world have implemented strict quarantine measures, confining millions of people to their homes and unable to venture outside except for necessary errands like grocery shopping or hospital visits. 

Although this protocol has been essential in curbing the spread of the virus and lowering death rates, it’s caused women and girls to become more vulnerable to acts of gender-based violence (GBV)—which includes physical and/or sexual violence, murder, sexual assault and female genital mutilation or cutting—since being quarantined leaves them...

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