I will never forget how Yolanda Renee King, Martin Luther King’s nine-year-old granddaughter, claimed on the “March for our lives” against gun violence. Yolanda insisted that she has a dream too: “Enough is enough” she said strongly referring to stop shootings and dead students across the U.S. She raised her voice to make everybody repeat an honorable chant to declare commitment. At first, people repeated in a soft manner but she asked to repeat for more than fourth times as “you really, really mean it!”, she said. This was a serious claim and she wanted to call everyone’s attention, to listen carefully what we must to compromise to protect their lives, OUR lives.
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SLOGAN – For peace, solidarity and social justice, we struggle against imperialism. Honoring our past, we build the future!
The festival movement reflected the consolidation of the international democratic youth movement in the post-war period. The issue of holding a mass meeting of representatives of the world’s youth, which, if successful, could become a tradition, was first discussed at the World Youth Conference in London in 1945, where the establishment of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) was announced. Some 30 million young people with different ideologies and religions from 63 countries came together to prevent a repeat of wars and the revival of fascism. Thus, the decision was made in London to hold world festivals of youth and students who would promote the strengthening of friendship between peoples as well as solidarity and peace on the planet. The first festival took place 70 years ago in 1947 in Prague under the slogan “Youth for Peace!” It marked the beginning of the long history and rich traditions of the festival movement.
My statement after the successful participation on the WFYS in Russia 2017:
An unprecedented honor to represent the Albanian nation for the first time in this worldwide festival.
The organization which I led, “LDA Albania & Kosovo” was the only organization in the Republic of Albania who gave the opportunity to the Albanian state to be represented with a delegation of 20 young people in Sochi, Russia, among 30,000 young people from 180 countries.
I can trustworthy say that was not just a milestone but a dream and an ideal realized by young people by promoting solidarity, peace and social justice, a story to write, a start for a mission, an international vision that we will reach…
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Washington D.C. the city so much advertised in social media, in the international media, in movies, televisions and by people around the world, but how did I feel like a nearly arrived from a developing country such as Albania?
But where is Albania for everyone who does not know:
Albania is a land to be loved. In this small mediterranean country, virgin nature and cultural mysteries combine to create a unique sense of place. In Albania, visitors are welcomed as guests as part of the country’s rich cultural traditioins and heritage. The warm hospitality of the Albanian will make every one feel at home in this small wonderful land.
Celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) is traced back to the early 1900’s,when economic development and population growth led to the radical ideologies in the society. The women were concerned about their inequalities and oppression in the society, and demanded their very basic rights for voting ,short working hours and equal pay. Since then, International Women’s day (March 8) is a global day to celebration women’s contribution in the society by highlighting their achievements. Today IWD is being celebrated to encourage women to be bold enough for the desired change in their communities. This day remind us to ensure women’s role in our societies by educating and empowering them for their meaningful contribution in the world wide for sustainable development.