Stories about Youth from January, 2017
"If I had previously known what I know today, I would never have circumcised a single woman. We have caused much suffering to many daughters and wives."
“The show is about expressing oneself and not being afraid to do it.”
In some cases, children as young as five years of age share in their family’s labor when they really should be playing or studying at school.
Child marriage will likely soon be illegal in Trinidad and Tobago, but the country's new legislation isn't likely to end the controversy surrounding the practice.
“They come to us and say, 'We want to see your beer in our restaurant.' We tell them: join the queue.”
"...for the first time, Jamaican women see their stories of sexual assault and questions of self-worth being tackled on the page without it demonizing them or portraying them as caricatures."
Trinidad & Tobago's First Female Murder for 2017 Is a Schoolgirl, Deepening Fears About Gender-Based Violence
"I don't know what worries me more, the unending spate of violent crime fed by an abysmal detection rate or the lack of ideas by law enforcement and government..."
"[We're] familiarizing them with soldiers and weaponry. By familiarizing them, they learn to love soldiers and even become soldiers."
The organization SocialTIC reviews 2016's most inspirational info-activist projects in Latin America.
"This is not a matter of cultural relativism. It is a matter of cruel criminal behaviour."
Jean-Marie Servant, a specialist in reconstructive plastic surgery, a celebrated humanitarian, and a “giant among men,” has died. On social media, his friends are remembering his compassion and genius.
Vovinam, a response to French occupation of Vietnam, is an explosive hybrid of older practices found across the southeast Asian country.
The survey also found that despite young people’s frequent online activity, most of them seldom participated in offline political events.