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Emma Blomdahl and Julia Östfeldt were tired of the stereotyped view of what constitutes rape. They started the Together association in order to broaden society’s view of what rape is and to crush preconceptions about what rape victims look like.
Alva Snis Sigtryggsson has always felt a desire to change the world. Today she is actively involved in the Nature and Youth Sweden organisation and has among other things participated in demonstrations at the environmental summit in Copenhagen and saved the Ojnare Forest from becoming a limestone quarry.
From a difficult childhood and incomplete school grades to the Raoul Wallenberg Prize and a personal meeting with President Obama. With his association Young People against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia, 23-year-old Siavosh Derakhti has finally found his place in life!
19-year-old Sergo Tadevosyan from Motala wanted to do something to help those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines in 2013. So he organised a fun run and collected over 12,000 SEK. And in the summer of 2014 he was running a company from which part of the profits went to disaster victims in the Balkans!
I och med internet finns det många sätt att engagera sig demokratiskt som inte fanns för bara tjugo år sedan. Det är också lättare att få fram information om vad som händer och unga hittar ofta andra vägar till engagemang än vuxna.
Unga idag ser sig själva som en del av Europa och engagerar sig internationellt, även om deras sätt att engagera sig inte alltid stämmer med vuxenvärldens förväntningar. De röstar i alltför låg utsträckning.