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:

  • 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.

  • Is Pluralism a Myth?

    So, is pluralism a myth? The next time you post something on social media or present something in a forum, think twice. Make way for discussion, not aggression. Take time to care. That, is the path to reconciliation.

  • 2030 Agenda and Youth: from Rhetoric to Action

    The 2-day forum at the UN headquarters was a wakeup call that young people are not just the beneficiaries of the SDGs but also the key players.

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