Stories about Youth from November, 2014
Kazakh Authorities Censor Videos of Children in ISIS Training Camps
Videos of Kazakh children in ISIS training camps have gone viral. Now the government is engaged in a futile damage limitation exercise.
Young Independent Candidates Are Shaking Up Taiwan's Local Elections
Many young activists are throwing their name into the pool of candidates for local village chiefs in an effort to combat the "rotten" culture of community politics.
11-Year-Old Girl Starts Petition Calling for Mexican President's Resignation
An 11 year-old Mexican girl decided to collect signatures calling for the resignation of the president of her country, Enrique Peña Nieto, due to his handling of the disappearance of 43 trainee school teachers.
Over 2000 Macedonian Students Celebrated International Student Day in Protest
Over 2000 students went into the streets of Macedonian capital Skopje on November 17 to march against the decision of the government to impose external testing in the country's universities.
Burkina Faso Is Taking Steps Toward Democracy (and Africans Are Taking Note)
Since the ousting of President Blaise Compaoré, who held power for 27 years, ex-diplomat Michel Kafando was chosen by consensus to lead the transitional period until the next elections.
Kuwait Sentences 1,000 Bidoon Children to Illiteracy
Children from Kuwait's stateless Bidoon minority received a rude awakening when they tried to attend school this year.
Japanese Police in Full Riot Gear Raid Kyoto University Dormitory
"The police look just like the stormtroopers from Star Wars. It's disgusting that we're living in a police state like this."
Young People Will Revitalize Politics, Promises This Year’s World Forum for Democracy
Three Global Voices members attended the third World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, exploring innovative tools to create more youth engagement in the democratic process throughout the world.
Not Even Tajikistan's All-Powerful President Can Stop Forced Military Recruitment
In Tajikistan, President Emomali Rahmon's writ is law. But his decree to stop the practice of oblava - forced military recruitment - seems to have fallen on deaf ears.
Myanmar's Child Refugees Share Their Stories Through Visual Art
Based on a series of workshops with young refugees from Burma, American author Erika Berg is planning a book that compiles artwork by the children in her seminars.
Burkina Faso Activists Confront a Potential Coup After President's Departure
Confusion in Burkina Faso about what will happen after a popular revolution expelled President Compaoré.
Russia's Punk Underground on Trial
Russian anti-fascist activist Aleksei Sutuga, known as Socrates, is behind bars after a suspicious trial, but his underground punk battle continues online.
Protesters Descend on Mexico City to Demand Action for Missing Ayotzinapa Students
"Whoever has him I'll give them my land in return for my son being brought back alive." Tens of thousands marched for Global Day of Action for Ayotzinapa.
Uzbekistan's Controversial Cotton Harvest ‘Feeds the Regime, not Citizens’
Another violent and exploitative cotton season wraps up in Uzbekistan. The harvest's front line, from teachers and schoolchildren to doctors and nurses, will be the last to see the profits.
Djibouti's Young People Look to Burkina Faso to Pave Their Own Democratic Way
On November 3, the Opposition Youth Movement marched in the streets of Djibouti City against the country's 15-year leader Ismaïl Omar Guelleh.
Popular Video Game Has Japanese Kids Seeing Ghosts
A popular Japanese meme blames Koma-san, a character on the show, for any minor problem or inconvenience experienced, while another character is a popping up on carved Halloween pumpkins.
Mumbai School Children Have Big Ideas About Technology and Innovation
In a video by non-profit Atma, one girl wants to invent technology that can help a man fly. Another wants to invent a wallet in which the money never ends.
A Starboy is Born as Trinidad and Tobago Gets a New Work of Music-Theatre
GV sits down with some of the people behind "Jab Molassie," a daring new play premiering this Thursday in Port of Spain.
Childhood Play Remains Technology Free by Brazil’s ‘Old Frank’ River
Images depict childhood in a Brazilian riverside community in Xique-Xique, Bahia, located on the banks of the São Francisco River.
‘We Want to Live': Thousands Endure Hunger and Thirst in Syria's Besieged Yarmouk
Once home to 160,000 Palestinian refugees, the Yarmouk camp today houses 18,000 people under siege. The regime has cut their water supply. Online, netizens are drawing attention to their plight.
Kissing Protest in India Ends in Police Violence and Arrests
The "Kiss of Love" campaign was taking a stand against moral policing by right-wing groups, who think it's vulgar to hug or kiss in public.