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· November, 2019

Stories about Youth from November, 2019

Tanzanian rapper scolded for lyrics about nation's cashew crisis

Roma Mkatoliki's hit song criticizes the government's 2018 decision to deploy the military to purchase cashew nuts from farmers in an attempt to force an increase in market price.

Victory for transgender students at Thailand's Chulalongkorn University

Prior to this development, Chulalongkorn University had no official protocol for transgender students wishing to dress according to their gender identity.

Teenage girls want to help victims of domestic violence in Albania with new app

The app connects survivors of domestic violence to important resources, including shelters, police, and support groups.

The November 12 clashes at the Chinese University of Hong Kong: An eyewitness view

"Some of my students were tweeting things like “where is the university president, where is the management, where are the teachers?!”. . . I decided, Fuck it—I’m going to campus."

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong responds to Thai Army Chief

Joshua Wong gives updates on the Hong Kong protest and addresses allegations by Gen Apirat Kongsompong, Thai Royal Army Chief.

Tanzania high court upholds ruling to end child marriage despite attempts to repeal it

In October 2019, the Tanzanian High Court upheld the ruling to end child marriage. The ruling is a step toward eliminating harmful practices and ending all forms of discrimination against girls.

In Afghanistan, childhoods are lost to war

“The opportunity for their talents to flourish is taken away from them. The war prevents them to develop their potential. Future scientists have no chance to emerge.”

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