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· June, 2017

Stories about Youth from June, 2017

Colombians Send Love Letters to Guerrilla Fighters to Welcome Them Back Into Society

"The reality of the country hurts, but it is comforting to realize that all human beings, including those who have [...] caused so much damage, have something to teach us."

Romania Seeks to Draw Lines Around Notions of Family

But as shown by the increasing numbers of children with parents working abroad, the lines are already being redrawn by economic pressures.

Kazakhs Ridicule ‘Self-Made Man’ Puff Portrait of Presidential Grandson

"While the man toils towards the welfare of Kazakhstan, his policies are something that every prominent person can emulate."

The ‘Invisible’ Children Who Died in the Care of the Chilean State

"Now we know that hundreds of children died, but no one reported their deaths. They remained there forgotten, because they are children that no one cares about."

Filmed Beating of Somali Woman Highlights the Dangers That Europe-Bound Refugees Face

“I was in complete shock to see her video that I can’t even explain. Not one human being deserves to be treated that way regardless of what they did.”

No Limited Abilities: Meet Georgia's Paralympians

"I feel most proud of the 2017 Tbilisi championships where both olympians and paralympians participated - I managed to get second place."

How a Case of Vigilante Tattoo Punishment Showcases Skepticism of Human Rights in Brazil

Two men tattooed "thief" and "scum" on a teen's forehead, thinking he had stolen a bicycle. The teen later told police he hadn't, but social media took the vigilantes' side.

Child Marriage Is No More in Trinidad & Tobago

"It was overlong and full of pointless double talk but you know what [...] child marriage is now illegal in Trinidad and Tobago."

A Video Ad That Suggests Black Isn't Beautiful Sparks Outrage in Malaysia

"Pull out the ads and sign your boss and agency up for social sensitivity 101 class please," wrote a Twitter user, addressing Watsons health and beauty chain.

At Annual LGBT Event, Singapore Kicks Out Foreigners and Puts Up Barricade

"These new laws are actually keeping families apart: Singaporeans with non-resident spouses or relatives will not be able to attend Pink Dot together.”

Russia's Biggest Social Network Now Allows Political Ads, But Not For Everyone

Vkontakte, Russia’s most popular social network, has lifted a ban on political advertisements, albeit with strict limitations that are likely to benefit the country’s political establishment.

Kabul Violence: “We Are Dying Every Single Moment!”

"Let Afghanistan heal! Fighting each other and losing precious lives is what the enemy wants! Come to your senses!"

Inside Russia’s National Liberation Movement With Pavel Merzlikin

Lincoln Pigman translates Pavel Merzlikin's opus on how he joined and escaped Russia’s far-right National Liberation Movement.

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