Are You the Next 'Game Changer'? in Rights
Check out these inspirational young people of our time who are making a difference right up at the top. Could you be the next game changer striving for a bright future for all?
To create a fair and peaceful world we need to ensure that our political leaders and legal system supports this vision.
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Mhairi Black made history in 2015 by becoming the youngest person to be elected to the Westminster Parliament. She was elected at the age of 20, during her final year at University, making her the youngest lawmaker since the 17th century. She was elected from the constituency of Paisley and Renfrewshire South.
An indigenous change agent, environmental activist, public speaker, eco hip-hop artist, and the Youth Director of Earth Guardians– Xiuhtezcatl is a powerful voice on the front lines of the youth-led climate movement.
He performs internationally at music festivals, organizes demonstrations, and has spoken at over 100 high-impact rallies, events and conferences around the globe. He and his brother, Itzcuauhtli, regularly give school presentations to ignite and inspire youth to step up as leaders and take action on behalf of the planet
In 2013, Xiuhtezcatl received the 2013 United States Community Service Award from President Obama, and was the youngest of 24 national change-makers chosen to serve on the President's youth council.
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Michaela Mycroft who was born with Cerebral Palsy, at 9 years old started a project with her sister and friends to raise funds for a motorised wheelchair. The project generated more funds than she needed so she decided to use this to help others. She began the Chaeli Campaign, which promotes the right, inclusion and acceptance of children with disability, as well as providing them with equipment and physical therapy. The project has helped more than 3000 children in South Africa. In 2011, at the age of 17, she won the International Children’s Peace Prize.
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Malala Youfsazia started advocating for peace and girls' rights to education at the age of 15. She is recognized worldwide for her will and courage to achieve this goal. Having survived an attack that nearly killed her, she has gone on to speak at the UN and at Harvard University and met the Queen, presidents and celebrities with this goal in mind.
She also started the Malala Fund, a non-profit organisation that aims to empower girls through education. For her tremendous work, she was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, making her the youngest person to receive the award.
Interested in getting involved?
You can also help promote a brighter future for all in your own way through:
4. Just Rights
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 16 out of the 17 sustainable development goals calls for the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies:
"Goal 16- Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"
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