Jack Ward is a 17-year-old journalist based out of Ararat, Victoria. After his local newspaper shut down earlier this yearRead more ›
By Sophie Bruce
So you’re friends with someone in a queer relationship…
I am very privileged as a queer person to say that I grew up around allies, and throughout my life have continued to be surrounded by allies. Sometimes as queer people we avoid the uncomfortable conversation with our straight friends, that there is a good and a bad way to be an ally.… Read more ›
The Chief International Operations Officer hold primary responsibility for developing and overseeing our International Major Programs and risk management strategies.
The Chief International Operations Officer is responsible for:Supervising all major international activities through regular meetings with convenors; Assisting in the development and addition of Major Activities and programs in the organisation; and Developing best practice guidelines for oversight and convening in the organisation.… Read more ›
By Kupakwashe Matangira
Never-ending wars, religious tension, poverty and corruption- is this the Middle East’s cursed fate? During his presidency, George W Bush asked “are the people of the Middle East somehow beyond the reach of liberty? Are millions of men and women and children condemned by history or culture to live in despotism?” Whilst on the Middle East Experience delegation (MEE), myself and 15 of the most incredible people from around Australia spent the start of 2020 trying to answer these very questions. … Read more ›
By Cassie Sneikus
During a procrastination-fuelled clean, I found my old Nintendo DS Lite sitting in a forgotten drawer. I tried to kickstart it about 25 times, fondly remembering that I had to carefully insert the Animal Crossing game chip into the device on a certain angle so it would work.… Read more ›
UN Youth Australia is a national youth-led non-profit organisation that aims to educate and empower young Australians on global issues. We educate over 7,000 young Australians each year across every state and territory, with a focus on conferences, competitions and international tours for secondary school students.… Read more ›
It’s quite the understatement to say that we don’t currently live in very uncertain and challenging times. The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected every element of life all around the world, and here in Australia.
For me, a first-year university student, the pandemic has undoubtedly had an impact.… Read more ›
When I was 7 years old, my mum left my dad for a woman.
I was young so it took me years to realise that the woman she was living with was her partner, and even once I realised I didn’t tell any of my friends until I was 12.… Read more ›
Henny Smith was the National President of UN Youth Australia from 2007 – 2008 and is now working for the national activist organisation GetUp. We got in touch with Henny to hear about her current work and past volunteer experience.
What role do you currently have in GetUp?… Read more ›