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· April, 2012

Stories about Youth from 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...

Angola: Youth Demonstration Against Alcoholism Violently Repressed

According to Facebook reports, today's youth demonstration against alcoholism, prostitution and domestic violence (April 28), was violently repressed, informed [pt] the blog Angola Resistente. On April 23, an opinion article...

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”

Various blogs [bg] and mainstream media [bg] were telling [bg] about a student initiative held in the capital city of Sofia on April 24. Many students and members of diverse youth...

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

The art collective Invisible Society in Bogotá brought together 53 artists who set up art installations or performance arts, and the process and result can be seen in their video.

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,...

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Parenting Off Limits?

West Indian Mother thinks that parenting may now have joined the ranks of politics and religion as a taboo subject.

Vietnam: Agent Orange Victim and his Music

Meet Thanh Tung, a talented player of dan bau which is a traditional monochord instrument in Vietnam. Tung is also an Agent Orange victim who lost his eyesight at the...

Jordan: New Website for Short Stories

Project Pen is an initiative to promote short story writing by Arabs and “encourage a new generation of writers, creating new kinds of stories, for a new kind of readership”....

Slovakia: “Slavery in the Streets of Bratislava, 21st Century”

Radovan Bránik highlights an instance of child abuse in his photo report, Slavery in the streets of Bratislava, 21st century [sk]. His pictures show a girl from Romania who, instead...

Kenya: Creating Alternative Initiation Rites to Womanhood without Cutting Girls

The Guardian.co.uk has released a video on female genital mutilation and the women and girls who are against this tradition and bringing on new alternatives to this initiation ritual. In...

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

In topics centered around children and youth, the Barcelona International Audiovisual Festival is calling for entries with a 31 May, 2012 registration deadline for audiovisuals that not only entertain but also...

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...

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

Students between the ages of 10 and 20 worldwide are invited to produce short films (max. 3 min) on the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a...

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...

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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