WYALA Welcomes Third Batch of Interns for 2021

The World Youth Alliance Latin America (WYALA) commits to promote the best for the human person by setting up programs on Advocacy, Education and Culture. WYALA continues to grow constantly, that is one of the reasons the internship program is successful. For the third period of 2021, we introduce the new interns from Ecuador, Colombia […]

Meet the WYA Mexico Committee Leaders

The Latin America Region of World Youth Alliance (WYALA) is pleased to announce the new coordinators of the WYA Mexico National Committee, led by Ana Bolio and Marco Gutiérrez, both extremely active WYA members. They are expected to continue promoting Human Dignity as well as expand WYA in their country.   Meet Ana! Ana Bolio […]

My Journey Towards the Defense of Human Dignity

[su_tabs active=”2″][su_tab title=”English”] Many times in our daily lives we have surely heard people say phrases like “I almost lost my dignity” or “How could you think of doing that, don’t you have any dignity?” I must admit that at some point I have also said these phrases, believing that it was possible to lose […]

What Happens When Young People Lead?

  “WYA’s presence at the Commissions is vital with respect to solidarity, as we stand in solidarity to make sure that all countries can have a seat at the table and have the full scope of their human rights respected…” Thomas Sarrouf, a WYA Chapter leader from the United States, delivered a statement on behalf […]

Today, We’ll Be Brave

  “The difficulties of these times are your privilege to engage in. They are our chance to become heroes.” – MMag. Dr. Gudrun Kugler, former WYA Europe Regional Director and current Austrian parliament member (ÖVP) These words rang true in March as selected WYA members drafted this year’s Declaration on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia. Held […]

Convenient and Inconvenient Truths about the “Right to Die”

In 2016, a romantic movie based on a novel hit the big screen which captured the interest of young people all over the world. It had a familiar love story: wealthy boy meets poor girl; they fall in love; they fight; but eventually reconcile and live happily ever after. Or so it first appeared, until […]

Blog Series: Thoughts about camp

Thoughts About Camp is a blog series written by WYA Certified Members and Summer Camp graduates from the Asia Pacific region. Each article contains a personal reflection from a WYAAP Summer Camp graduate about how their experiences from the camp helped shape their understanding of themselves and of the world around them. Click on the photos […]

Call to MEPs to Prevent Child Exposure to Pornography and Violence – Protect Children from Harmful Audiovisual Contents

The European Parliament is about to adopt its report on the revision of the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive, which regulates TVs, On-Demand services (e.g. Netflix) and video-sharing platforms (e.g. Youtube). The current directive explicitly forbids that television broadcasts programmes that contain pornography or gratuitous violence, in order to protect minors from these harmful contents. […]

Krakow, the city that gave us the WYA Charter

My sister, Mary, once had a shirt made for me that said “I wrote the Charter”. Hundreds of thousands of young people have now signed this WYA Charter that was finalized in Krakow, Poland. Krakow, one of the medieval centerpieces of the world was a market town in which east meets west, and people traded goods, […]