Youth Voices from Ferguson to Ukraine: Stories of Strength amid Fragility, Conflict, and Violence

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Youth Voices from Ferguson to Ukraine: Stories of Strength amid Fragility, Conflict, and Violence

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Young people are often the most powerless victims in states that are trapped in cycles of war and violence. Child mortality rates in fragile states are twice as high as in other developing countries. Children and youth in fragile states—especially girls-- are also more likely to be taken out of school, separated from their families and deprived of the experiences that most of the world takes for granted.

But youth can also be a force for hope, survival and positive change. Hear stories from a former child soldier from South Sudan, an exiled Tunisia activist turned civic leader and a community leader who is working to make Ferguson a better place for its youth.

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