Stories about Youth from December, 2014
In 2014 Global Voices' Central Asia team wrote about Sochi, Afghan elections, Tajikistan behaving strangely, a Kazakh currency devaluation, an Uzbek Princess' fall and a volleyball tournament in Taiwan. What?
Vigils remembering those killed when a group of Taliban gunmen stormed an army school in Peshawar, Pakistan, have taken place around the world, from Canada to Tanzania and Sri Lanka.
After the horrific Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar that killed more than hundred and thirty students, a controversial cleric refused to condemn the massacre, sparking protests.
Human rights activists worry that Hong Kong police are targeting minors participating in "shopping" pro-democracy protests. Young activists may not be aware of their legal rights.
As the last of the hostages were rescued at an army-run school in Peshawar, where 145 were killed by six Taliban gunmen, Pakistanis tried to find light in the darkness.
There are tens of thousands of students at Army Public School (APS) campuses across Pakistan - the progressive school system that educates children of servicemen & hard-working Pakistanis.
After the murder of 15-year-old Tijana Jurić, citizens are pushing the Serbian government to adopt a law that would allow police to search for missing minors immediately and more efficiently.
"Yes, I am Indian. So what? The pain of losing a child is universal. #IndiawithPakistan"
Argentina has witnessed a blossoming of organizations dedicated to spreading awareness about gender-based violence. Despite these advances, however, the phenomenon continues to grow.
Forensic experts identified the remains found in a garbage dump in the town of Cocula were of Alexander Mora Venancio, 21, one of Mexico's 43 missing students.
"At work a bunch of the junior staff were discussing their kuribotchi plans. 'And just what the heck is kuribotchi?' I asked with a laugh. There was an awkward silence."
Footage of Central Asian sex workers being threatened and humiliated by their male compatriots has become a worrying online trend. The men accuse their victims of dishonouring their homeland.
The unassuming Mt. Zion library in the heart of St. George's is having a positive impact on the lives and literacy of young people in Grenada.
Could Russians, if they spared more time for information instead of entertainment, make better use of online social networks' superior access to unfiltered news? Not necessary.
For defending themselves so assertively, people across India have praised Rohtak and Pooja as shining examples of how women should have the strength and willpower to fight back against attackers.
Andrea Collazo, blogging for Mujeres Construyendo (Women Building), proposes educating parents about the resposible use of social networks, so they can promote it among their children. Collazo advises parents on...