Stories about Youth from October, 2014
How Young, Independent Women are Making a Space for Themselves in Pakistan's Music Industry
Young and independent female artists must chart their own paths in a country with few formal music schools, where music is a skill traditionally passed from generation to generation.
Tajikistan Still Debating the Good and Evil of Halloween
The holiday of Halloween is back on the government's agenda in Tajikistan, meaning citizens in possession of a pumpkin should beware.
Comic Explains the ‘Cold War’ Between Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters and Their Parents
Jason Li has translated a letter written by a web user named Cherish to her parents, which was published on citizen media website inmediahk.net, and turned it into a comic. The letter addresses the generational conflict triggered by the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong. Most of the pro-democracy protesters are under...
Thailand's High School Civic Activism in a Time of Martial Law
A group of high school students in Thailand is organizing a series of protests, demanding education reforms from the military-led government.
Pioneering Trinidad & Tobago TV Personality Hazel Ward-Redman Remembered
Hazel Ward-Redman, who showcased the musical and artistic talent of young Trinbagonians through her television shows, has passed away. Fans and protégés pay their respects.
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...
Thai Students to Hong Kong Protesters: ‘Do Not Give Up’
It is illegal in Thailand today to organize or join rallies, but a group of Thai students expressed their support for Hong Kong's protesters in a special Google Hangout discussion.
Hirotan Forest, an Increasingly Rare ‘Satoyama’ School Connecting Rural Japanese Kids to Nature
As farming communities shrink because of Japan's ageing population, parents in one rural community has resurrected a "satoyama" school to put their children in touch with the land.
How the Tlatelolco Massacre Shaped Modern-Day Mexican Hero Raúl Álvarez Garín
Hundreds of Mexican students were gunned down by their government in 1968. Raúl Álvarez Garín, who was a leader of the national student strike committee, survived.
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...
Is History Repeating Itself in Mexico with the Ayotzinapa Tragedy?
Just last September, local police in Iguala attacked a group of students from the Rural School in Ayotzinapa, killing six and wounding seventeen. Another 25 people—perhaps more—simply vanished.
Could Women Be Banned from Buying Alcohol in Myanmar?
Myanmar's alcohol consumption is the lowest in Southeast Asia, but many claim that this is now changing. Authorities are reportedly discussing banning women from buying alcohol in certain areas.
With Ayotzinapa Attack, Have Violence and Corruption Reached a Tipping Point in Mexico?
Authorities have discovered a mass grave, and some believe the bodies were those of student teachers missing since their bus was attacked by Mexican police and members of organized crime.
It's Illegal to Hold a Rally in Thailand, but Students Did It Anyway to Support Hong Kong's Protesters
Thailand's army, which grabbed power last May, has outlawed the public gathering of five or more people. Bu it didn't stop some students from showing support to Hong Kong protesters.
It's a Great Time for Student Housing Across France, Except in Paris
The problem of student rents has not improved in Paris. In fact, unlike the rest of the country, it's become even worse.