Kristen

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Name: Kristen Youngs
Date registered: 16 January, 2012

Biography

Kristen Youngs is a graduate of the University of North Texas. She majored in Applied Arts and Sciences with concentrations in nonprofit management and anthropology. She is passionate about international nonprofit work, which helped influenced her degree choice. Kristen is an avid traveler and loves outdoor sports. Her research focus areas while at the SISGI Group were international LGBT issues, education development in impoverished and rural areas, and global women’s rights.

Latest posts

  1. Why Haitian Women are Living in Fear — 9 May, 2012
  2. Putting an End to Gender Stereotypes — 7 May, 2012
  3. Improving Rural Education in the United States — 3 May, 2012
  4. Ending Human Trafficking in the Mekong Delta — 30 April, 2012
  5. Should Wearing Anti-homophobic Shirts be Banned in Schools? — 25 April, 2012
  6. International Development through Education, Women, and Social Media — 23 April, 2012
  7. Connecting Women with Development — 18 April, 2012
  8. Education and the International Development Conference — 16 April, 2012
  9. A Change in Jenna Talackova’s Miss Universe Disqualification — 11 April, 2012
  10. Using the Index of Women’s Economic Opportunity to Improve the Global Economy — 9 April, 2012
  11. Was Jenna Talackova a Victim of Discrimination? — 28 March, 2012
  12. Improving LGBT Rights with the Corporate Equality Index — 26 March, 2012
  13. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Six Months Later — 21 March, 2012
  14. How Abortion Laws are Taking Away Women’s Rights — 19 March, 2012
  15. Improving our Future by Outdating Gender Roles — 14 March, 2012
  16. Will Bras End Sex Trafficking? — 12 March, 2012
  17. Should International Education Comparisons Dictate our Future? — 9 March, 2012
  18. Title IX and the Gender Gap Forty Years Later — 7 March, 2012
  19. Gender Discrimination: Ending Street Harassment in the US — 29 February, 2012
  20. Changing Tradition with Same-Sex Couples — 27 February, 2012
  21. Does it get Better? — 22 February, 2012
  22. The UN on Human Rights — 20 February, 2012
  23. Weblebrity Fundraising – Do Famous Faces Help Campaigns? — 16 February, 2012
  24. Achieving Global Sustainability: Women’s Rights — 13 February, 2012
  25. What Happened to Education in Cambodia? — 8 February, 2012
  26. Women aren’t the only ones- Gay Honor Killings — 6 February, 2012
  27. Land of the Free – Strengthening Gay Activism — 1 February, 2012
  28. The Consequences of Bullying: Saving LGBT Youth — 30 January, 2012
  29. Female Genital Mutilation: A Growing Problem in Western Countries — 26 January, 2012
  30. Accomplishing Universal Primary Education — 23 January, 2012
  31. Honor Killings – Culture and Education — 18 January, 2012
  32. FagBug: Turning hate into a tool for social action — 16 January, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. Will Bras End Sex Trafficking? — 5 comments
  2. Improving our Future by Outdating Gender Roles — 4 comments
  3. Ending Human Trafficking in the Mekong Delta — 2 comments
  4. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Six Months Later — 1 comment

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May 09

Why Haitian Women are Living in Fear

Two years after a devastating earthquake tore Haiti apart, the damage is still widespread. Hundreds of tent communities cover miles of land and the Haitians living in them suffer from the stresses of day to day living. Of the one and a half million people who were displaced by the earthquake, about five hundred thousand …

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May 07

Putting an End to Gender Stereotypes

Gender stereotypes constantly limit the amount of progress and development that we see in our world today. Unfortunately, they are also engraved within society as an absolute norm. This video shines light on how gender stereotypes are driven into peoples’ minds from a very young age. It is meant to educate viewers on the effect …

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May 03

Improving Rural Education in the United States

One out of every five students in the United States is enrolled in a rural school, and that number has showed a trend of growth in the past. The word “rural” in reference to education is typically defined as a school district with less than 600 students in total. To put this into perspective, my …

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Apr 30

Ending Human Trafficking in the Mekong Delta

I recently read a story on CNN about a community in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam that resides in and around a waste dump. Parents and their children spend hours a day, from when they wake to when they finally go to sleep, picking through trash for items that will keep them alive- food, …

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Apr 25

Should Wearing Anti-homophobic Shirts be Banned in Schools?

Earlier this month a high school student from Ohio was banned from wearing a t-shirt that was meant to be supportive of National Day of Silence, an event created to draw attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Maverick Couch is one of the only openly gay students  at his …

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Apr 23

International Development through Education, Women, and Social Media

If you’ve had the chance to read my most recent posts, you know that the International Development Conference was held at Harvard earlier this month. I’ve written about some of the key takeaways from the education and women in development panels, but I wanted to write something about the overall conference and what I took …

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Apr 18

Connecting Women with Development

In my post on Monday I discussed the key takeaway that I got from sitting in on the education and development panel at the International Development Conference last Saturday. I also had the opportunity to listen to a panel of esteemed speakers talk about women in relation to international development. A quote that was noted …

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Apr 16

Education and the International Development Conference

Harvard’s 18th annual International Development Conference was held in Cambridge on Saturday. I had the opportunity to attend and sit in on some great panels about education, women, and corruption- all related to development. Speakers from the UN, the World Bank, USAID, and even one of Time Magazine’s top 100 most influential people in the …

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Apr 11

A Change in Jenna Talackova’s Miss Universe Disqualification

Last month, Jenna Talackova was banned from competing in the Miss Universe competition due to the fact that she is transgender. After finding out about her past, officials promptly took Jenna out of the running, causing uproars along the way. Social media websites devoured the story, news sources kept people constantly updated, and gay rights …

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Apr 09

Using the Index of Women’s Economic Opportunity to Improve the Global Economy

As stated in the 2012 version of the Index of Women’s Economic Opportunity, “women are the key driver of economic growth.” Research has shown that in the United States alone, women have added 2 percentage points per year to the overall economic growth. Similar or even better numbers have been seen in numerous countries all …

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