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· April, 2012

Stories about Youth from April, 2012

30 April 2012

Colombia: 12-Year-Old Boy Bullied at School Dies

A 12 year old who had been bullied for defending a classmate passed away last week. Although forensics ruled the cause of death was bone infection, his mother and some...

Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana: Is “Miss Black France” Acceptable?

While French people are still in the midst of the presidential elections, with its second round coming up on May 5-6, bloggers in the French overseas territories were buzzing about...

26 April 2012

Kenya: Four Young African Men Stand Up to Hollywood Stereotypes

After watching a video featuring a 9 year old boy retelling the movie Commando, 4 young men from Kenya approached MamaHope wanting to make their own retelling of Hollywood movies:...

Bulgaria: “Big Change Begins With Small Steps”

Peru: The Festival of the Peruvian Cajon

The Peruvian Cajon is a very commonly used instrument in Afro-Peruvian music and Peruvian music in general. The fifth anniversary of the Cajon Festival took place this year and it...

Video: Mothers Around the World Share Their Different Experiences

In the International Museum of Women, the current online exhibit is all about mothers. MAMA: Motherhood around the globe explores the different aspects of motherhood through video interviews to women...

Colombia: Video of Art Installation and Performance in Bogotá

25 April 2012

Accused of Molesting Children, Iranian Diplomat Leaves Brazil

An Iranian diplomat based in the capital of Brazil, Brasilia, was accused of molesting underage girls at a swimming pool on April 14, 2012. While Iran's embassy denied the allegations,...

24 April 2012

Ecuador: Refugee Women and Girls Turning to Sex Work

A video documentary examines the situation with Colombian women who had to migrate across the border into Ecuador due to violence. In many cases, without being able to gain legal...

19 April 2012

Spain: Call for worldwide entries for the Barcelona International Audiovisual Festival

Palestine: Launch of “100 Palestinian Blog Posts” Competition

On April 15, youth organization Diwan Ghazza announced a competition that is open to Palestinian bloggers everywhere. The idea is to collect the best 100 Palestinian blog posts, and then...

18 April 2012

Video: Worldwide UN Youth Competition for Short Films on Human Rights

Nigeria: Nigerian Bloggers and Tweeps #SavedOke

Nigerian bloggers fought for the legs and life of diabetic youth #Oke and won the battle to keep him alive through social media advocacy. The successful #SaveOke campaign was ignited...

17 April 2012

Egypt: Campaign Against Compulsory Military Service Gains Momentum

A discussion against conscription or compulsory military service is emerging in Egypt. Ahmed Awadalla gives us an overview of the debate in this post.

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