Stories about South Asia from February, 2017
In this episode, we take you to India, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago to introduce you to the Face of Resistance in a globalized world.
Threats of violence, gang rape, and physical attacks are making news in India, after a 20-year-old student activist from New Delhi's Lady Shri Ram college launched the #StudentsAgainstABVP protest.
"The south Asian continent is becoming a super power and the world is looking towards us."
"Maldivians, today, are suffering the consequences of allowing political elites make decisions on our behalf without any accountability..."
"I wanted to make it visible that there were girls skateboarding in India, even though the numbers could be counted on one hand at the time."
Authorities have less than a week to respond to a request that top officials and social media users alike are arguing is unreasonable.
Dozens of families in Sri Lanka have been protesting in front of an Air Force camp, demanding the return of their homes, which have been occupied since 2009.
One Global Voices contributor who's passionate about the Odia language has created an open-source solution for recording and uploading words under open licenses for projects like Wiktionary.
In the midst of arguments over Trump's suspension of refugee resettlement, some needy people are still getting in.
"While the color #RED symbolizes the color of life and passion, widows are barred from wearing RED. This is not right. THIS IS OUR RIGHT!"
"I went to the local MP's house to discuss about some issues in our neighborhood. It was 10 am and I was told that he still was asleep."
Over the past year, free and open source communities in India have built a campaign to increase public understanding of online privacy issues both with online and public outreach events.