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:

  • 1 in 3 women in Sri Lanka have faced violence at some instance in their lives. My aim in stating these facts is not to heap blame on men or boys – it’s to note that violence against women is pervasive, irrespective of class, ethnicity or race.

  • How does a 9th grader gets addicted to drugs and break into houses in order to find money to buy drugs? What kind of childhoods did they have and why didn't their parents or teachers notice them using drugs?

  • The Plight of Higher Education in Sri Lanka: Can Privatization be the Ultimate Bitter Pill?

    In my opinion, one of the most effective ways to address the need for quality education is through “privatization”. Yes, I do agree that for many critics of privatization this could be the ultimate bitter pill. Yet, I choose to be optimistic!

  • Choosing A Path Towards A Safer Sri Lanka

    The severity of disasters depend on the choices we make, in relation to government policies, how we grow our food, where and how and where we build our homes, towns and cities. Each decision either makes us more vulnerable to disasters or more resilient and so DRR is all about choices.

  • To the buzzword of buzzwords – sustainability; Disaster risk reduction is a crucial component required to actually achieve sustainability. If youth want to call the shots in achieving sustainable development, the mantra we’ll have to follow must be “Less Risk, More Reward”.

  • Can Language be a Tool for Reconciliation?

    “You look pretty in Sari. The way you have dressed it, I thought you were Tamil,” he said. He was not good at speaking Sinhala. And I could not speak Tamil. Language is a mean of expressing ourselves to the world.

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