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:

  • 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?

  • Are Young People Apathetic to the Political Process?

    We have seen a change in Government in the recent past, with the highlight being that a lot of activism and lobbying was done through social media. The real question is though, are young people truly actively involved?

  • Geography Matters.

    In an age of innovation, we should work towards a state where geography ceases to influence development. Geography Matters.

  • It is universally accepted that education is a prominent human right. Therefore education on sexual and reproductive health should be considered a fundamental aspect of our education.

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