Greta Thunberg is a teenage girl from Sweden. Since the age of 8 she has been concerned about climate change. In September 2018 she launched a 3-week long strike from school to protest government inaction on climate change in front of the Swedish Parliament. Her sign said, “School Strike for the Climate.” Greta spoke about… Read more »
Category: Children and Youth
On March 24, 2018 students across the United States mobilized marches against gun violence and for gun control legislation. The students of Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida had survived a horrible shooting that took the lives of 17 of the classmates and teachers. They turned their sorrow into energetic anger to drive… Read more »
As a 12-year-old girl, Mayerly Sánchez started a children’s peace club in Colombia amid rising gang and guerrilla violence. She was part of the UNICEF workshop that launched the Children’s Movement for Peace. Today, she is one of the most important visionaries pursuing peace in Colombia.
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani girl who has received global recognition for her published diary about life under the Taliban and her fearless advocacy for the education of girls in the face of Taliban violence. She is the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl whose diary told the story of her and her family hiding from the Nazis during Hitler’s reign. Her diary expressed a horror beyond words and at the same time brought a brilliantly simple articulation of hope to so many in despair.