Bitter conflict, increasing radicalization, the mass movement of people, growing inequality, climate change, sluggish global economic growth. In a world beset by seemingly insurmountable problems, it can be hard to know where to start to bring about change for the better.

All these complexities hit the young. Indeed, children are not only subject to conflict and poverty, but they also can experience the horrors of early marriage, forced labor and trafficking.

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