Stories about Youth from November, 2021
Ali Malikov, a high school senior, is boycotting his school after lack of action by the school administration and the Ministry of Education to address bullying and harassment.
"I will not stop writing and singing my songs about my country. I will continue to educate the people through my songs and keep the patriotic spirit going."
"Myanmar hip hop will never be silenced. We come together, not because we are the same but because we are united as one."
Protests erupted across several cities in Turkey in the evening hours of November 23 after the Turkish national currency hit a record low against foreign currencies earlier in the day.
"Youth participation and engagement in politics are promising. ... I see that the South Korean political system is gradually developing and the general public are embracing institutionalized democratic practices."
"During COVID pandemic and lockdown, I am able to keep myself going sane with online language classes and Cham is one of them."
A dive into the discography and lyrics of My Little Airport (MLA), a 17-year-old indie band in Hong Kong, offers a perspective into young people's discontent in the city.
"I believe that empowering women and promoting gender equality is crucial to accelerating sustainable development."
"We are resilient people, but we recognise the need for other countries to build their resilience as well if we are to have a fighting chance!"
The South American nation believes it is time to make its citizens rich, and thinks it can do so while keeping the forests intact and pursuing a prolific oil industry.
"We believe it would be better to live in a society where people are not imprisoned for simply expressing their political opinions, for demanding a better society..."
“If you don’t have a proper system to transparently account for [certain measures], you can’t really tell whether you’re making it to carbon neutrality by 2050.”
Tsitsi Chkheidze aka Indigo, Sandro "Manson," and Eka Mdzeluri, share their experiences living and working in a society where their nonconformist appearances have drawn criticism and judgment.