Young Changemakers

The young people we work with at Changing the Story (CTS) are integral and authentic partners. Find out about the many ways young people are shaping and engaging with the project and how they’re driving the change they want to see through and beyond CTS!

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‘Junaid Oliephant from Ilizwi Lenyaniso Lomhlaba, Graff Reinet, South Africa on his way to a protest

 

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Meet the amazing Youth Research Board and find out about the ‘Public Untruth’ artwork they co-created for the Changing the Story Inside Out and Outside In Festival (June 2021). Share your anonymous gender story and read the gender stories of other young people from around the world. Watch the incredible films created by young filmmakers on CTS Projects, and hear from the filmmakers themselves about their process, ideas, and hopes for their films! All this and more from the CTS Young Changemakers network!

 

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Changemakers Blog Series
Student Engagement
Changemakers in Film
Mobility Fund
Gender Stereotypes and Identity

Featured Content

With some much activity taking place across Changing the Story, we’ve selected some ‘not to be missed’ blogs, vlogs, and films for you to check out below.

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In 20/21, Changing the Story worked with a group of students from the University of Leeds’ Liberal Arts school. Led by CTS PhD Candidate Katie Hodgkinson, we challenged them to create two films that highlighted the themes reflected within the work created by the youth in post-conflict societies. This first film is based on their research with participants from the Changing the Story project Building Trust for Truth-Telling Among Former Child Soldiers:

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Read the latest CTS #blog from Lisa Glybchenko, PhD student in International Relations, founder of Color Up Peace. In the blog, Lisa reflects on her recent engagement with CTS as a panellist on the #Youth #Research Board Selection Committee.
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Jian Li Yew from GEMA, a Civil Society Partner on the Phase 2 project Youth-led Social Enterprises in Malaysia: Shaping Civil Society by and for Young People takes us through the Social Enterprise landscape in Malaysia and the biggest hurdles social enterprises face.
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Check out this brilliant new blog by Prudence Nkomo, a young changemaker on the Phase 2 Mapping Community Heritage project. Read Prudence' take on allegory of the fence and its significance to rural communities in South Africa.
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With support from the Mobility Fund, the co-creator collective Ilizwi Lenyaniso Lomhlaba (South Africa) made the 4-hour journey down to the coast to meet with a Khoe (or Khoisan) community that has been fighting against a nuclear development on the Eastern Cape coast. Watch the film Ilizwi Lenyaniso Lomhlaba created to document the experience:

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Young Changemaker Locations

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The Africa Green Collar Project

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