Stories about Youth from November, 2016
Law Professor Says Trinidad and Tobago’s Education Failures Are an Abuse of Human Rights
Trinidad and Tobago's longstanding commitments to universal education are juxtaposed with the harsh reality of society's marginalised.
Through Hardships to the Stars: These Latin American Children Won’t Let Garbage Stand in the Way of Music
“Per aspera ad astra” means reaching the stars despite hardships. Youngsters from Mexico and Paraguay, whether living among garbage or using it to build musical instruments, are doing just that.
News Commentators Decry the Errand Economy as ‘Ruining’ Friendship on Chinese University Campuses
"Laziness is the driving force of scientific progress. Washing machines were invented because people were too lazy to wash their clothes."
Myanmar’s Refugee Returnees Struggle to Build New Lives
“We returned from a refugee camp. We didn’t come back bringing heaps of money. How are we supposed to pay 3 million kyats [US$2,200]?”
Bold Film About an Indian Woman's Sexual Awakening Accused of Pardoning Pedophilia
"In a country where women and kids are often subjected to violent crimes, this normalization of an aggressive act becomes even more problematic."
Kyrgyzstan's President and the Little Personality Cult that Couldn't
"Atambayev, father of the nation? No, he's some kind of surrogate."
Despite Challenges, Volunteerism is Giving Young Jamaicans Hope
"Volunteers make our communities safer; they stand up for human rights and lobby for positive change [...] Their collective efforts can make Jamaica a more vibrant, healthy country."
After Officers Kill 15-Year-Old “Known Pest”, Trindadians Take Aim at Police Tactics
"I am not saying either was right or wrong but excuse me if I DON'T take the word of the esteemed members of the T&T Police Service as gospel!!"
South Africa's Youngest Novelist, 7-year-old Michelle Nkamankeng, Wants to Inspire Others
Michelle Nkamankeng, 7, has taken the internet and the literary world by storm with her first book in a series of four, "Waiting for the Waves".
Sharing the Untold Stories of Child Abuse to Raise Awareness in Bangladesh
"She used to cry in fear seeing strangers, 'Uncle is coming, uncle is coming..' Her family thought she was possessed by Djinns."
Winners Galore at the 34th Athens Classic Marathon
The 34th Athens Classic Marathon came to Greece last weekend, and there were more than a few big winners.
In Paraguay, Many of the Country's Poorest Girls Undergo Slavery Just to Receive an Education
Despite laws, a supposedly free educational system and agreements to protect children, many girls from Paraguay's poorest communities must submit themselves to "criadazgo" in order to access formal education.
Braving Crackdowns by India, These Young Kashmiri Volunteers Keep Neighbourhoods Safe
In the past three months, the Jammu and Kashmir police and the Reserve Police have arrested around 7,000 people in the Kashmir Valley often at the dead of the night.
For Migrants of All Kinds, the Football Pitch Can Be a Place of Real Empathy
Lova Rakotomala plays football even though he's terrible at it. This is why.
Halloween: Ghoulish Fun or Grand Western Conspiracy?
Devil face-masks are no damned joke in certain corners of the former Soviet Union.