Stories about Youth from October, 2016
Revellers in Costume Descend on Tokyo by the Thousands for Halloween
Halloween has been growing in popularity in Japan over previous years. In 2016, there was more money spent in Japan on Halloween than on Valentine's Day.
After Rejecting the Peace Agreement, Colombia Seeks a New Path
"Who is going to go to the regions that voted for YES to explain to them what's the route to follow after the NO won in the national referendum?"
A short history of Halloween in Japan
Halloween in Japan has become a creepy tour de force. But trick-or-treating has never caught on. Why?
Young Skaters in Rural South Africa Shred It Up in ‘Valley of a Thousand Hills’
Skateboarding isn't popular in South Africa, especially in black communities. As one young Zulu puts it, "We are skateboarders because we want to live a life which is good...and awesome."
Chinese Netizens See Human Rights Violations in Child Protection Bill
The new regulations attempt to protect children by requiring hardware companies to install surveillance software on their devices, and by promoting treatments for "Internet addiction."
Myanmar’s Laws and Societal Attitudes Make Girls Vulnerable to Abuse
An 'International Day of the Girl' celebration in an internally displaced person camp in Kachin State, Myanmar highlights the lack of government protection of victims of gender-based violence in Myanmar.
How High Homicide Rates Affects Women from Low-Income Communities in Brazil
Homicide victims in Brazil are mostly men, young, black and part-black people from low-income families. How does this impact the future of black and low-income women?
Did Hong Kong Just Reveal What It Really Values With Controversial Award?
In her speech, Fonia Wong Leung-fong urged young people to follow her example and work “four times harder than the average person."
Trinidad & Tobago Opposition Member Slammed for Using Photos of Minors With Guns to Score Political Points
Were laws broken? Was the whole thing a red herring? Have politics sunk to a new low? After photos of children brandishing guns were shown in parliament, netizens have questions...
More Naughty Than Nice: The Dutch Government’s Approach to the Black Pete Tradition
Evidence shows that the tradition of Black Pete is having a negative impact in the Netherlands, especially on young people, but the Dutch government has failed to tackle the problem.
Activists, Students, and Survivors Commemorate Thailand’s Forgotten Massacre
"We can never forget – 40 years on, and still no one has been found responsible. They were violent, and unbelieavably cruel."
Why Japanese Bathrooms Are the Best, and Other Videos
This popular video blog is hosted by children and explains what life is like in Japan.
He's Only 6 Years Old, but India's Chef Kicha Has Fans All Over the World
"Kicha, you were adorable on the show. For a young six year old to be on Ellen's show was awesome and you did a great job. What an accomplishment."
Jamaicans Get Fired Up About the U.S. Presidential Contest and a Popular Singer's Shock Endorsement
"After all that brouhaha, all the rage — it is time now to forgive the woman. For all the good she has done and sung, we owe her that…"