Building Bridges arrives in Cape Town, South Africa!

Blog by Kristin Gutekunst. Originally posted on UN Women’s Website. After thousands of kilometres of dirt roads, small mountain paths, jungle trails and deserts, through 20 countries on two continents, UN Youth Delegate Jilt Van Schayik and Teun Meulepas arrived to Cape Town, South Africa! Throughout this six-month cycling odyssey from Amsterdam to Cape Town, aimed at hearing […]

#REF4Women: Advocating for Women in Development through MY World 2015

By Karol Alejandra Arámbula Carrillo, Youth Advocate for MY World 2015 The Red Elephant Foundation (REF) is an initiative built on the groundings of story-telling, civilian peace-building and activism for gender sensitivity. We recognize the many different challenges women and girls continue to face in today’s world. As such, we look forward to strengthen our […]

Young Thai voters push two top concerns of gender equality and job opportunities

With the aid of two dynamic partners, Thailand has amassed more than 8,000 votes in two weeks—passing more than 16,600 votes to rank sixth out of 194 countries. Over the past two weeks, Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Dhurakij Pundit University International College (DPUIC) held back-to-back events at two major Bangkok-area high schools—each reaching more than […]