The 'UNLOCKED' Project

UNLOCKED is a space for Sri Lankan youth to express their views and opinions on development with the aim of creating positive change in the world. The views expressed in the blogs are solely those of the authors. UNDP Sri Lanka does not represent or endorse the views expressed in these blogs.

 

 

The UNLOCKED Project is an initiative by UNDP Sri Lanka, following the launch of the National Human Development Report 2014 on Youth and Development.

 

 

Read all the UNLOCKED blogs:

  • Consuming with care: The why and how

    This year's World Environment Day theme urges global citizens to live with, and be happy with, less. Can we make it work? As Environment Day themes go, saving the oceans or the rainforests were easier, non-controversial and devoid of dilemma. No one contested their appropriateness and many championed their cause. Yes, oceans and rainforests are the last bastions of nature and certainly should be saved.

  • The Political Scenario in Sri Lanka: does it whither Youth and Women?

    To increase political participation for youth and women within the country, priority should be given to provide grass roots level opportunities for youth and women displaying true leadership personalities.

  • Pregnancy: A Personal Boundary, Not To Be Crossed

    Being childless by desire is almost blasphemous. Being childless due to health complications is a taboo subject that should only be spoken of in hushed tones, accompanied by sympathetic nods. Why is it such a shameful subject in this day and age?

  • The Importance of Difference

    Growing up in a time when our country was torn by civil war, we are not a generation which is unfamiliar to the impact and effects of ‘difference.’ In fact we have all seen it’s extremes play out in front of own our eyes. If there is one thing being born into such brutality has taught me, it is the power of those differences.

  • Contemporary Nationalism

    Since I’ve arrived to London, I’ve constantly encountered nationalism as a concept and topic in the discussion. Mostly, because I live in a global city such as London. I’ve woken up to demonstrations outside my window. I’ve participated in a rally on Downing Street. All of this prompted me to write about my personal experience.

  • Are We Ready to Heal?

    In the face of the recent HIV dilemma we are definitely ‘stigma positive.’ The sad situation of the Kuliyapitiya child [although it had a promising ending] shook the whole country. In this instance, we saw a child who was rumoured to be infected with HIV and was therefore treated with utmost disrespect. We must ask ourselves; can the trauma of the discrimination which the little child faced ever be undone?

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