Sustainable Tourism Denmark

Our world has so much to offer us. From seas to oceans, from grasslands to deserts, from forests to mountains. No matter what, it is our responsibility to care for all the jewels of our only planet. This month’s theme is sustainable tourism as COVID-19 restrictions start to loosen and vaccines are rolling out to everyone, it comes time to think of vacation destinations. What if this summer you try to consider a more sustainable approach to your vacation?

UNYA’s own volunteers share some travel recommendations here in Denmark, from Stevns Klint, to Blåvand and more. Check it out and let us know which are your favourite sustainable destinations! 

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⚠️ Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual assault awareness month is a campaign run by National Sexual Violence Research Center, which has been held since 2001. It is a campaign aiming to increase awareness about the causes and risk factors of sexual assault and empower individuals to take steps to prevent it in their communities. 

Sexual violence is a serious public health and human rights problem with many consequences on victim’s physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health. Whether it occurs by an intimate partner, family, during times of conflict or other, it is a deeply violating and painful experience for the survivor.

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Me, my screen and I

Online classes instead of campus life. Walks instead of parties. Financial hardship instead of a part-time job. UNYA Aalborg asked students in Denmark how the pandemic has influenced their lives.

Waking up, taking a few steps to the kitchen, breakfast. A few steps to the desk, starting the computer, online class or self-study. For many students, a typical day during the lockdown of the universities has been following similar patterns but the individual experiences are nonetheless very different. To uncover the major challenges for students during the pandemic, UNYA Aalborg carried out a small survey of students in Denmark and talked to some students. Although the results of the survey are not representative, they point to some problem areas that many students struggle with: The contact restrictions have increased the feeling of loneliness and online teaching has contributed to a decline in motivation.

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