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· July, 2019

Stories about Youth from July, 2019

It's not just President Jair Bolsonaro who defends child labor—wealthy Brazilians think it's fine too

"If you think the struggle against child labor is meant to stop you from selling chocolate at school to pay for your tennis lessons, you didn’t understand anything."

What do Zimbabwe’s internet disruptions say about the state of digital rights in the country?

Government officials have repeatedly described access to social media as a potential threat, hinting that more disruptions would not be ruled out in the future. 

Is Trinidad and Tobago ready for a liberal political party?

The Progressive Party is the latest addition to Trinidad and Tobago's 2020 elections race, but can they perform well against the solidly entrenched two-party system?

#MeToo in Myanmar: Two documentaries on how the global movement has inspired women to speak out

A major challenge in advancing women’s welfare is resisting feudal thinking like the concept of hpon which promotes the supposed superiority and positive spiritually of men over women.

Jamaican women tackle the climate crisis on all sides

Women in Small Island Developing States are most at risk when it comes to the climate crisis. Luckily, different groups of Jamaican women are tackling the problem from every angle.

Beloved hill is a ‘painkiller’ for Afghans seeking refuge from conflict-torn Kabul

"I had this normal life, free of stress. There were no suicide bombings, no killings. Today our lives are full of uncertainty."

Nigerian students face cybercrime charges for criticising their university online

A former staff member described Madonna University as a ''death trap''.

Should Trinidad and Tobago repatriate the families of ISIS recruits?

Trinidad and Tobago is the highest per capita recruiting source for ISIS fighters in the Western hemisphere. The nation must now decide whether or not to repatriate their dependents.

As Tanzania bans plastic bags, activists launch 300 youth environmental clubs in Dar es Salaam

These environmental activists teach young people in Dar es Salaam about the importance of nature conservation and the threat of single-use plastic on the environment.

Is a ‘Concordat’ stymieing education progress in Trinidad & Tobago?

"If indeed education is better in denominational schools then we must ensure that government schools are brought up to the best level."

This Jamaican woman is fighting ‘period poverty’ and daunting attitudes about reproductive health

"This ‘hush hush’ attitude to female reproductive health is dangerous. If we are able to talk openly, there are a lot of benefits. The silence stops you from getting help."

New Burundian opposition party faces intimidation ahead of 2020 elections

Opposition harassment has risen ahead of 2020 elections. The government rejects criticism as "misinformed" or "imperialist" and seems prepared to double down on local and international critics.

Pastor or predator? Nigerian Evangelical preacher embroiled in rape accusations

Some young women say they've been chased out of the church or paid off to keep silent.

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