Stories about Youth from May, 2016
Hindu Religious Leader Tells Child Marriage Critics in Trinidad & Tobago to ‘Mind Your Own Damn Business’
"That’s exactly the sort of idea that, if you let bounce around in your head for a bit, leads to an aneurysm."
"I think respect for women is vital and it starts with everyday interactions."
An independent filmmaker interviewed a young woman from Fukushima Prefecture, ground zero of the March 2011 nuclear disaster, who has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Russian censors have blocked dozens of communities on social network VKontakte after an ethically murky media investigation accused these communities of pressuring teenage users to take their own lives.
"This is not just an issue of age and maturity, but once again, of power."
"We must not make anyone feel marginalised because they have little or no understanding of the French language."
Trinidad and Tobago is a society of contradictions: the legal age of sexual consent was recently raised from 16 to 18, even as another law on marriage differs significantly.
"We can't clean out the weeds by pulling them out one by one. School bullying, teenage violence, all these uncivilized behaviors are rooted in society and family."
"We are the guys and girls from the 'hoods, dances, and football fields, from the jails all over the country. We are the workers who fight every day for dignity".
"Look at these youths! All they dream of is to go far away / Look at these youths! They’ve lost the will to fight because it’s not worth it"
By pushing for the omission of certain ideas from history textbooks, the current Japanese administration is promoting a revisionist view of the country's past. Will they succeed?
"We're all saddened by the tragic loss of Yuyun. Perpetrators must be arrested and receive maximum punishment. Women and children must be protected from violence."
Who is one of the most popular YouTube stars you have never heard of? Here's a hint: he lives in Japan.
"We tell this story with great sadness, but we have to keep the memory alive. The memory must never be lost..."
Netizens weren't happy with one blogger's take, which seemed to brush aside concerns that there was something more sinister behind the last-minute replacement of the country's representative gymnast.
Tome Stankovski was brutally arrested during protests last year and says he still suffers from the trauma of that experience. But he has now joined the Colorful Revolution.
Trinidad and Tobago Has Qualified for Gymnastics in the Olympics, So Why Aren't People Happier About It?
Hashtags. Online petitions. Lawyer's letters. None of these could save gymnast Thema Williams' dream to compete in the 2016 Olympics, but Trinidad and Tobago will still be represented in Rio.
Trinidad and Tobago Is Sending a Gymnast to the Olympics For The First Time, But It's Not Who You Think
Today's announcement by the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee was the final nail in the coffin of gymnast Thema Williams' Olympic dream.