Stories about Youth from August, 2018
The political and emotional challenges of diaspora activism are complex: "Receiving news firsthand also means feeling it firsthand."
"The extent to which violence is escalating in this country is worrying and we should all be concerned. We need to reflect on these matters and find a way forward."
"In our new Africa, there is no room for brutality, we cherish each other. Let us debate disagreements, not crush opponents."
“What followed horrified us beyond our wildest imaginations”: an eyewitness account of the Bangladesh student protests
"Young Bangladeshis like me are tired of fearing for our lives on the roads—fearing being run over simply because the driver values making money more than human lives."
"...there were people with machetes in their hands chasing unarmed students. And the police are standing by watching it happen."
"The students have turned around a car of a minister who was traveling on the wrong side of the road ... What an unimaginable event!"
UyatEmes.kz is out to tackle the stigma that surrounds sex education in the former Soviet republic.
"Given the inequalities that we experience between women and men, I feel obliged to reclaim my rights and I do it through my literature."
Meysam's suicide is the latest to afflict the Ahwazi Arab community, a minority population who live in Iran's oil-rich south who face hardship and discrimination by the country's authorities.