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Our founding story

Generation 414 was birthed out of the anguish of founder Christine Teo. Specialising in women studies, trauma  and abuse issues, Christine is a qualified counsellor and social worker. She is a human rights advocate passionate about abolishing injustice and advocating for social change.  During a tour through Asia, one summer break, Christine was brutally confronted with the way local women were callously treated by male tourists. At night, streets were lined with high-school aged girls and children selling their bodies for cash. Christine was often approached by male tourists and mistaken to be a woman in prostitution during her visit, because of her Asian descent. Christine was firstly infuriated by the situation but upon reflection, realised just how fortunate she was to be able to leave that...

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Your Past does not dictate Your Future

  As we arrive on the last day of the 2015, I reflected on the past 356 days and it’s been quite a journey. In fact, I have been looking back at my life and thinking about where do I want to be in the future?  I came from a background of abuse; I was raised in a highly dysfunction home. My childhood and teenage years was filled with violence, fear and torment. The experts say that a child’s personality is formed within the first five years of her life. My personality was a mess! I lived in a world of pretence trying to be what society and culture expected me to be. I built walls of protection around me...

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How human trafficking works - told in four minutes. What can you do about it?

This video was made by MTV Exit earlier this year. In four short minutes provides a sobering overview of how human trafficking works. As of today 30 Dec 2015 there has been close to 1.8 million views on Facebook. So what does what does 1 million views and counting tell us? That the video production is brilliant? Yes but more importantly, that it clearly strikes a chord within us. The reality of modem day slavery is not an issue that is far away in a third world developing country. It happens every day in our own backyard. Are our eyes and hearts open wide enough to notice what is going on around us or are we too consumed with our...

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Future of Leadership Youth Forum

Founder of ‪‎Generation 414‬ Christine Teo was invited as a panel speaker to speak into the lives of and to inspire the leaders of tomorrow. "Together we can be a generation that will rise up, say no to social injustice and make a positive difference in this world that we live in." You can read all about it by clicking on the link below:  https://rmitgoldenkey.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/future-of-leadership-youth-forum/

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