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Voices of Youth


Launched by UNICEF is 1995, Voices of Youth (VOY) is a vibrant community of youth bloggers from all over the world, offering inspiring, original insight and opinion on a variety of topics.

As part of Voices of Youth, young people can get involved in bi-monthly online discussions on the most pressing issues affecting them, learning about the experiences of others from different countries. They can also improve their blogging and digital skills and submit articles about issues they care about. Every year VOY offers a select number of blogging internships giving  young people from around the world the opportunity to strengthen their blogging skills and learn more about social, economic and political issues.

Read the latest from the blogging interns here.

Voices of Youth Maps is a digital engagement initiative that combines youth advocacy and digital mapping. Participants in the initiative use a mobile app to collect visual and geographic data on community issues, which are then displayed on digital maps. These maps serve as crucial advocacy tools, clearly showing the children’s perspectives and presenting evidence-based solutions to local authorities, NGOs and other institutions.

Learn about digital mapping in Ecuador here.

Finally, Voices of Youth Citizens advocates for children’s rights in a digital age by promoting an understanding of children’s access to and use of digital media; giving children and young people tools and resources on digital citizenship and safety; and encouraging young people to explore the impact of digital tools and technology on their rights and their well-being.  

Hear what young people have to say about the role of technology in their lives.



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