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· April, 2020

Stories about Youth from April, 2020

30 April 2020

‘Language revolt': This activist tweets against erasure of first languages in South Africa

Rising Voices

A language reclamation activist confronts linguistic imperialism and the dehumanisation of two South African first languages through digital inclusion advocacy.

23 April 2020

Jamaican activists spent Earth Day at home, online

COVID-19

Jamaican netizens explored the connections between COVID-19 and climate change and the response has been so strong that Earth Day has turned into Earth Week.

20 April 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Volunteers collect help messages during the pandemic

COVID-19

Domestic violence is emerging in the pandemic and volunteers are keeping records of their stories.

16 April 2020

COVID-19 exacerbates inequalities in Trinidad & Tobago's education system

COVID-19

"The [Ministry of Education] was utterly tone-deaf and did not effectively address my concerns."

14 April 2020

Sierra Leone lifts 10-year ban on pregnant girls attending school

Sierra Leone finally lifts a discriminatory policy that barred pregnant girls from attending school in a new bid to form a more inclusive nation and address injustices against young women.

10 April 2020

Stay-at-home orders accompanied by rise in domestic violence in Trinidad & Tobago

COVID-19

Once the government announced stay-at-home measures for everyone but members of “essential services”, the police service prepared itself for a rise in reports of domestic abuse.

9 April 2020

Cameroon battles COVID-19 alongside separatist war and strained health care system

COVID-19

Cameroon has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the region. As the virus becomes a reality, citizens must adjust to this new threat amid the ongoing separtist conflict.

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