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· December, 2008

Stories about Youth from December, 2008

20 December 2008

Brazil: Against Illegal Abortion or Against Women?

Abortion is a very complex issue in Brazil, just like almost everywhere else in Latin America, where it is considered a crime. Despite this, over 1,000,000 clandestine abortions take place...

Israel: Decking the Halls in the Holy Land

Egyptian Spinsters

The outcasts of the Egyptian society – the spinsters – are raising their voices in an attempt to change how society views them. Khokha – the anonymous author of The...

Looking at Egypt's First Female Mayor

Eva Habil, a 53 year-old Christian lawyer, became Egypt’s first female mayor on December 14, representing Komboha, a rural town in conservative Upper Egypt with a Coptic majority community. Yusra...

Korea: Teenage Rape and Parents’ Responsibility

A teenager who has suffered from attention deficit disorder raped a seven year old girl. Having a previous record, the 18 year old was sentenced to 10 years in prison...

18 December 2008

Abu Hadeed: Egypt's first Computer Game

Eman Hashim blogs against Berlitz Egypt

Has corruption tarnished Berlitz Egypt's reputation? Egyptian blogger Eman Hashim wrote on facebook and on her blog wondering how come her students received their grades and certificates when she never...

Serbia: “Mother Courage”

Sinisa Boljanovic translates a selection of heartbreakingly shocking stories of giving birth in Serbia, shared by anonymous Serbian women on the Majka Hrabrost ("Mother Courage") web site.

17 December 2008

Western Sahara: Cubarawis

Many saharaui children, thanks to international cooperation with Cuba, travel each year to study until they graduate from university. Then, they return to work for their Western Sahara. The Caribbean...

Greece: Notes on the Riots

16 December 2008

AIDS: Orphans, Marches and Reminders

Following up on past AIDS coverage such as the AIDS Conference 2008 and the World AIDS Day 2008, we bring you a video that shows the plight of orphans in...

Israel: Hanging up on a five-year old

Guyana: Future Flooding

14 December 2008

Taiwan: Support for Greece Student/Anarchist Movement

Japan: Controversy over Imperial Succession

On the 1st of December, the seventh birthday of Princess Aiko (official title: 敬宮愛子内親王殿下, Toshi no miya Aiko naishinnō denka) [en], while the mainstream media in Japan were busy reporting...

Japan: Dr. Shochi's trip around the world

13 December 2008

Brazilian Police Literally Gets Away with Murder

At the moment when the world was celebrating Human Rights Day, and exactly when a similar crime sparks riots in Greece, Brazilian bloggers cry out against yet another death caused...