Freedom

Facing violent oppression, Afghan women fight back with the pen and the Internet

Led by OYW Ambassador Noorjahan Akbar, a group of women writers are determined not to allow the endemic violence in Afghanistan to be passed on to future generations.

Bringing back our beloved Yemen

OYW Ambassador Mohammed Gaber shares his fears and hopes for his family, friends and fellow Yemenis as their country is torn by an escalating conflict.

Speak up! It’s a Human Right!

To mark Human Rights Day, OYW Ambassador Yvet reflects on the status of one of the basic human rights around the world: the freedom of opinion and expression.

Meet the Ambassadors championing human rights around the world

Discover some of the young leaders working towards equal, just and free societies in their countries.  

Ending corruption: Mohamed Amersi outlines Ten Corporate Commandments

Pride as a celebration of human rights: Q&A with activist Amir Ashour

Human rights activist and founder of Iraqueer, Amir Ashour, reflects on the importance of Pride events around the world and how to build an inclusive society. 

What does this crisis in Qatar mean for young people?

Trouble in Hungary & Central European University: a Q&A with Radka Pudilova

Why we can’t wait