Stories about Youth from October, 2015
Demonstrators in Peru March 180 Miles to Protest Lead Poisoning in Children
The mining wealth of Cerro de Pasco in Peru has poisoned children with lead, and several dozen people decided to stage a 300-kilometer march in protest.
Social Media Help Trinidad and Tobago Police Arrest Child Abuser
Trinidad and Tobago used its social media powers for good this past week, when Internet users circulated video of a child abuse incident that led to two arrests.
The Violent Life and Afterlife of Venezuela’s Slums
Funerals held for marginalized figures and criminals in Venezuela are full of guns, booze, and violence. What is this rite of passage, and what's it mean to society?
#FeesMustFall Hashtag in South Africa Turns Into #FeesHaveFallen. But Have They?
"The reality is that #FeesHaveFallen has been hushed into FeesHaveNotFallen. Nothing's changed; something has been prevented."
#FeesMustFall Brings South African Universities to a Standstill
Students argue that increases will keep poor, mostly black South Africans from higher education. Protests against the proposed university fee hikes, which started last Wednesday, and have spread nationwide.
French Citizens Are Raising Their Voices for More Respect, Less Hate in Politics
"There is no longer anything to expect from those who govern us." Citizen movements want to take the lead in changing politics in France.
What Is #Aldub and Why Is It Trending on Twitter Every Day?
Filipinos all over the world have fallen in love with Aldub, a fictional TV couple who became a social media phenomenon.
A Musical Project in Mexico Dedicates Their Latest Work to ‘The 43 From #Ayotzinapa'… and It's Free to Download!
Santiaguero Collective, from Mexico, focuses on Creative Commons-licensed music reflecting the current social issues of the region and the country. Their latest work is dedicated to the missing Ayotzinapa students.
‘Symphony for Peru’: Educating Children Through Music
Based on a belief that music can transform people's existence completely, a famous Peruvian tenor launched Symphony for Peru to help the country's disadvantaged children.
Brazilian Students Protest Against Government's Closure of Public Schools
"Instead of improving the quality of education of the whole state system...it seems that the Alckmin government is interested in getting rid of its best schools."
Documentary Explores What It's Like to Be Black in Japan
This interesting full-length documentary, made by a pair of popular Japanese video bloggers explores what it's like to be black in Japan.
Meet the Young Mexican Who's Taking On Transphobia, One Video at a Time
A year ago, a young Mexican started documenting on YouTube his sex reassignment process. His videos are a source of information and inspiration to the LGBTI community and beyond.
Kyrgyzstan's Youth ‘Against All’ on the Eve of Elections
As noisy electoral campaigns draw to a close many young Kyrgyzstanis have no interest in the October 4 parliamentary vote in their country.
Meet ‘Droncita,’ Mexico's First Graffiti-Artist Drone
On the first anniversary of the Iguala mass kidnapping, Droncita's first act was to graffiti a portrait of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, demanding his resignation.
Property Tycoon Angers Ideologues by Saying China's Communism Has a Long Way to Go
"We’ve been deceived for years. The Cultural Revolution only let me know the class struggle under a proletarian dictatorship. And that there is no next generation of communism."