WYA Croatia and WYA Europe host the 3rd International Summer School on Bioethics and Human Rights

“Attending the WYA summer school was an incredible experience. I learned about human dignity, gained valuable skills, and connected with like-minded individuals. Young people should attend to grow, advocate for human rights, and make a positive impact”. –Rosanna Salvador, ISSBHR participant from Spain Early August 7th, 40 WYA members gathered in Šibenik, Croatia, to depart […]

WYA welcomes 1,031 members at the 2023 World Youth Day

World Youth Alliance (WYA) staff and members attended the 2023 World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, held from August 1-6, 2023. The event recorded an attendance of over 1.5 million individuals from over 140 countries. It included a youth festival, a series of exhibitions and seminars, cultural events, and religious gatherings with Pope Francis. The […]

WYA Asia Pacific Hosts International Summer Camp in the Philippines

“Dignity gives the human person meaning in life. Without dignity, what is the meaning in life?” Aaron Halpine, an ISC Participant from Canada, shared. World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) wrapped up its first-ever International Summer Camp (ISC) on July 15th, 2023 in Iloilo, Philippines.  WYA members gathered in the Philippines on July 9th for […]

Welcoming Neeti, WYA India’s New Chapter President!

With hundreds of members across the country, WYA India has a new leader ready to steer its ship. World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific is proud to introduce the country chapter’s new President, Neeti Mahajan! Neeti has been a WYA Certified Member since October 2020. In her past two years of being active in the organization, […]

Welcoming Sofia Piecuch, WYA Foundation Director of Advocacy

WYA warmly welcomes our new Director of Advocacy, Sofia Piecuch.   Sofia holds a Master of Global Affairs degree from the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, where she specialized in refugee and migration policy, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from Saint Mary’s College. Before […]

Insider Info: How to Score the Best Internship

[su_tabs active=”5″][su_tab title=”English“] The WYA Internship Program didn’t earn its reputation as the #BestInternship for nothing.  Currently offered in person or online (depending on the regional office), the WYA internship provides members the opportunity to gain professional skills while living out WYA’s core ideas. Projects are designed to enhance each student’s specific academic background and interests. […]

I Am Not Defined By My Passport

“I saw my seatmate again as I passed through the security again. She had arrived at the bag check before me, and yet I was through and heading along to our connecting flight long before they brought her back from being privately questioned. I felt like lingering, waiting for her, just to make sure she […]

Know When to Stop

“Leisure is only possible when we are at one with ourselves” – Josef Piper Have you ever felt overwhelmed by work or felt too creatively burnout to the point that no more ideas come to mind? I have. In the midst of work, when creativity is needed, I sometimes run out of ideas. No matter […]

Personal Reflections on Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia

The topic of euthanasia sits at the nexus of medical science, ethics, morality and human rights. As an advocate against any form of active euthanasia due to my religious beliefs, I have always found it difficult to explain my position to secularists as to why I oppose the practice. The arguments made in favour of […]

I Am Worthy and So Are You

This is my story at a critical juncture of my life. Looking back at my 25 years on this planet as a person, a daughter, a friend, a student, a team player, a leader, an introvert, a traveler, a teacher, a postgraduate, and now an unemployed youth who doesn’t know what to do next, I […]