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Youth

We have 57 blogposts about Youth related issues.

  • These revenge porn ads seem a little too sexy

    By on 14 August 2015

    I use my iPhone to text daily, but it took me a minute to figure out that these women were split up by the familiar “talk bubbles.” Then I had to admit to myself that I was instinctively distracted...

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  • Omaha herpes ads are cruel to sufferers

    By on 21 July 2015

    There’s an inherent problem in using shock or shame in a prevention campaign for sexually-transmitted infections, and it’s the effect your effort will have on people living with these diseases. Sure, you want people to have safer sex. But...

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  • Bailout For Children when the Greek rescue fails

    By on 5 July 2015

    The Greek bailout crowdfunding project is an amazing movement but also very ambitious. When writing this blogpost still €1.6bn is needed and there are only 38 hours left for this project on Indiegogo. What to do with the money when the...

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  • Deadly Shadows #ShineALight

    By on 17 June 2015

    This new video from Human Appeal, called ‘Shine A Light’, explores the causes of child mortality around the world. It shows a child’s shadow frozen in time and seamlessly replaced with the identical shadow of a genuine arrangement of rotting food,...

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  • Do you think holding your breath for 45 seconds is hard? Try 17 years.

    By on 31 May 2015

    Save the Children Norway recently launched a campaign called Jeg er her (I’m here) aimed at creating awareness and discussion about sexually abuse of children. About the fact that victims hold in their experience for 17 years on average. Save the Children wanted to...

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  • Anti-obesity campaign is a big shame

    By on 22 May 2015

    And I mean that literally. It’s shaming and it’s shameful, really. This campaign, by LatinWorks, Austin for “League Against Obesity” (Liga Contra la Obesidad y el Sobrepeso in Guatemala) shows heroes that boys traditionally dream of becoming. There’s a fighter...

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  • Anti-FGM campaign looks brutally familiar

    By on 22 May 2015

      The first thought that crossed my mind, when people started asking me about this new anti-FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) campaign by Ogilvy, UK, was “didn’t Amnesty do it first”?   Yes, they did. This iconic image, by Volontaire (Stockholm, Sweden)...

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  • In Omaha, sexually transmitted infections are “open for business”

    By on 5 May 2015

    The fake brand/ad campaign is an old favourite of advertising people everywhere, because it allows us to laugh at ourselves. In this case, it was for a cause. The “STDs open for business” campaign is a pro-bono effort by...

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  • These anti-abuse PSAs shock you with what you don’t see

    By on 16 April 2015

    TRIGGER WARNING: IMPLIED CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE These videos for DIF Zapopan, a Mexican nonprofit, are hard to watch. Even though they’re equally difficult to see. Created by Publicis México, they use special effects to reduce the actors to shadowy forms. These...

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  • #thegaysweater challenges our vernacular

    By on 27 March 2015

    This art project, by the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity, has gone viral in North America. Knitted from human wool (spun from hairy contributions from the heads of LGBT Canadians) the sweater is currently on tour. The purpose...

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