Stories about Education from December, 2015
Global Voices’ community-driven newsroom worked hard this year to build understanding across borders. Take a look back at some of the people and places we learned about in 2015.
"Because it's about me, the decision whether to abort or not must remain my and only my right."
"The fighting spirit that animated 2013 remains alive."
"People [...] look at me a certain way and whisper as they pass by. Some say hello, some just watch me and laugh. I know they judge me..."
More than 80 years ago, Antonieta de Barros became the first black woman elected in Brazil. But she's hardly a household name. One filmmaker has tried to change that.
The project faces limited logistical, financial, and human resources as well as a general ignorance of Open Data, making each activity realized a feat of volunteer passion and activism.
Indonesians celebrate the life of Professor Benedict Anderson, author of the book "Imagined Communities" and an expert on Southeast Asia at Cornell University. Anderson died last week.
She survived hunger and homelessness. Then she had to figure out her identity.
São Paulo students celebrated after scoring a major victory against the governor's "reorganization" policy, then continued their protests, only to be met with police violence.
Student Protesters in São Paulo Celebrate Victory, As Governor Backs Down and Education Secretary Resigns
Students throughout São Paulo are still occupying schools, waiting for the dust to settle after the Governor's announcement, but the movement against "reorganization" appears to have scored a major victory.
"In the morning, I woke up to this news. I smiled. 'Bamiyan is a world of miracles.'"
Many public schools in São Paulo will be restructured or even closed under a new plan. More than 300,000 students are expected to need to transfer to new schools.
"Trinidad and Tobago is the second highest carbon emitter per capita in the world. We are here to show our decision makers that we want them to recognise our responsibility."