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· September, 2016

Stories about Youth from September, 2016

Thais in a Crowded Community Are Playing in the ‘World’s First’ Non-Rectangular Football Field

"This unusual football field has proven that designing outside boundaries can help foster creativity used to develop these useful spaces."

Artist Draws Attention to the Plight of Child Laborers and Young Women in Myanmar

"Art becomes more important for the people to see and feel the reality, and motivate them to make changes in society."

What Will Happen to Colombia's Youth in the Aftermath of War?

"I'm a direct victim of war and armed conflict. Yet if I have to give my hand to the murderers, I'm ready to do so because I believe in forgiveness."

9 Things to Love About Afghanistan

Some of the world's best bread, melons and pomegranates, plus a diverse people for whom hospitality is second nature. What could possibly go wrong?

Nursery Rhymes Like the Incy Wincy Spider, Animated and Translated Into the Yoruba Language

A Nigerian mother living in the diaspora is creating online videos of Yoruba-language nursery rhymes for all children to maintain their Yoruba roots.

Singapore Debates Whether Paralympic and Olympic Gold Medalists Should Receive the Same Rewards

"We cannot measure (or reward) human endeavour by money alone but withholding it sends a wrong message to society too."

A 10-Year-Old Girl Makes Her Pitch to Western Powers for Peace in Yemen

One-quarter of the civilians killed in the Yemen war have been children.

Filipinos Find Ingenious Ways to Build Their Own Basketball Hoops

"It still amazes me to see these makeshift courts everywhere and anywhere and people of all ages playing – sometimes in only flip flops."

Chileans Defend Critical Thinking as Officials Consider Changing High School Philosophy Class

"Critical thinking is an ability, a competency that should be developed in physics, in mathematics, in psychology, or in any subject."

Hong Kong Voters Elect Pro-Democracy Legislators to Defend the City's Autonomy From China

Despite a massive push by the pro-China establishment to influence the vote, Hong Kong's opposition won three more seats than in 2012.

Russia's Pokemon Gulag

Ruslan Sokolovksy’s alleged crime was filming himself playing Pokemon Go inside a Russian Orthodox cathedral. If convicted of the charges, he could go to prison for up to five years.

Hijab-Wearing Football Club in Thailand's Deep South Is a Space for Diversity

"By starting a football club and encouraging women to join, we are saying to Patani society that women can do the same things men do."

Body Shamers Beware: These Pakistani Women Aren’t Going to Take It Anymore

"This is us taking back our own bodies, and owning our own skins. We are enough. I am enough."

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