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· July, 2017

Stories about Youth from July, 2017

Young Kyrgyz Music Star Rejects Appointment to Head Museum After Online Backlash

"We are tired of officials’ spouses and kids who get into managing positions.”

The African Community Reacts to Emmanuel Macron's Comments on Birth Rates in Africa

"Here is the question that we must ask: is it up to a non-African president to tell our women how many children they should have?"

The Kyrgyz “Dancing Kelin” Protests Early Marriage By Calling Attention to the Harsh Realities of Rural Brides

“Life in the village is round-the-clock work. Brides finish one chore and start another. They work 24/7.”

In Paraguay, Poverty Creates a Cycle of Women Caring for Other Women's Children

Thousands of Paraguayan women are forced to move to Argentina and Spain as caregivers while leaving their own families behind to be cared for by other women.

In Uganda's Parliament, the Arc of the Moral Universe Bends Toward Sexism

"The parliament that once roared with socially progressive legislators...is now a circus where one can refer to imaginary studies to deny the experiences of victims of violence, with little opposition."

Venezuela: The Horror Beyond the Door

"The stench of the tear gas is everywhere. You can still hear the muffled echo of explosions, sometimes far away, sometimes close by. A constant, incomprehensible chain of events. ""Seguí...

Between Worlds: The Complicated Life of a Young Japanese Returnee

'We said "sorry" in Japanese, to which she replied, “Oh, you're Japanese? Then always speak Japanese, you foreigner!”'

Caracas the Deceiving City (and Other Forms of Pain)

“Caracas is different, it has a sense of identity. There is fear for sure, but there is also the happiness of small things. [...] The small hidden treasures.”

Pop Band's Music Video Parodies Junta Rule in Thailand

The video, which is still available on YouTube, immediately went viral.

Inspired by Ukraine, Venezuelan Protesters Create Shields With Their Own Symbols

The resistance in Venezuela creates shields with images that do much more than protect from tear gas bombs and National Guard attacks.

Trinidad & Tobago's Secondary School Entrance Exam: Elitist, Divisive, Irrelevant?

"An education system that rewards a few at the expense of the rest. . . is not about education at all; it's about divide and conquer."

What Happens When Mom and Dad Face Deportation From the US

While their parents fight deportation, these siblings in San Diego have turned to social media to raise money to help shoulder the costs of running the household.

In China's Ideological Battle, ‘King of Glory’ Game is a Top Target

Chinese Communist Party media are concerned about the game's storyline, which they say "subverts Chinese history."

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