Stories about Ideas from October, 2014
World Forum for Democracy Will Discuss “Youth and Democracy” in Strasbourg, France
The third edition of the Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy will kick off next week in Strasbourg, France. The topic of the debates organized this year from Nov. 3 – 5 at the seat of Coucil of Europe will be: “From participation to influence: can youth revitalise democracy?”. The various labs will be...
‘Storytelling and Media for a Better World': the 2014 Transformational Media Summit in DC
Participants at the TMSummit will discuss storytelling, collaborative creativity, new technology, sustainable business and living, wellbeing and health, photography, film and music, and journalism, among other issues.
Artists Create Climate Change Mural in Grenada to Warn of Modern-Day ‘Paradise Lost’
"Never mind the Caribbean, I don't believe the average resident of any of the developing countries...are as conscious of the issue as they should be."
Hometown Through the Eyes of Its Children
Chapacoco, a Peruvian village located at an altitude of 3,000 meters, part of the district of Chilcaymarca in the Arequipean province of Castilla, has been in the news thanks to its children. On October 10, 2014, the book “Chapacoco as seen from the children” was launched. The book has been...
Bahamas Constitutional Reform To Address Citizenship, Gender Equality
Among the areas to be addressed is the right of certain Bahamians to pass citizenship on to their children.
An Interview With Silvia Viñas, True Citizen of the World
Let's get to know Silvia Viñas, former Global Voices Latin America editor who has lived throughout the region and Spain.
Paraguayans Share a Delicious Jopará to Shoo Poverty Away
Every year on October 1, Paraguayans prepare a traditional dish named jopará or yopará, stew type broth made out of different kinds of maize with beans and plenty bovine and pork meat, vegetables, sausages, amongo other ingredients. It's costumary that October is a feared month, the harvesting is over, the...
“Me, Ex-Quota Girl, ‘Daring Bum’”: A Poor Black Brazilian Woman’s Account of How She Succeeded Against All Odds
Read the testimony of a woman who faced prejudice as a university student accepted through the Brazilian racial quota system: "It works, but makes other people feel uncomfortable."
Talking Heads Project Showcases What is Extraordinary About People in Africa
Talking Heads is a project of the Africa Centre, a non-profit cultural organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa. Talking Heads produces audio casts and short films, which are freely available on YouTube and iTunes: The Africa Centre has designed an approach that identifies, showcases and creates opportunities for African...
Mobile Apps Put Durga Puja at the Fingertips of Millions
This year, there are several mobile apps available to help navigate Puja pandal hopping in several Indian cities better planned and more informed than ever.
Meet Jillian C. York, a Globetrotting Free Expression Activist and Global Voices Volunteer
"I believe that only by enabling free expression can individuals make their voices heard and create change around other important issues."