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Youth Ki Awaaz: Mouthpiece for the Youth

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesSDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
  • Year: 2010
  • Award: WSA Young Innovators
  • Category: Young Innovators
  • Producer: Anshul Tewari
  • Country: India

 

 

YouthKiAwaaz, meaning Voice of the Youth, is an award winning blog that serves as a platform for young people across India to express their views on issues such as environment, politics, women’s empowerment, drug abuse, child abuse, and youth leadership. Presently, YouthKiAwaaz.com (YKA) hosts over 1000 articles by 400 writers, is read by 1000+ visitors everyday, and has launched a video blog for young people to submit videos on issues as well as their activism towards those issues. The main objective of YouthKiAwaaz.com is to provide an issue-based platform that young people in India can relate to, access more easily than traditional mass media forums, and express themselves constructively and without hesitation. Today, YKA has not only an editorial board but over 400 volunteer writers across India. Such has been the drive that YKA was covered & recognized by Dutch youth magazine “Ode” that called YKA, “A Voice for Indian Youth”.