Youth issues

14.01.2020

How Generation Z is leading the climate movement

How Generation Z is leading the climate movement

From the rise of organizations like Zero Hour to Greta Thunberg’s Fridays For Future, the youth climate movement is only just getting started. By Nick Engelfried For the first decade and a half of her life, Jamie Margolin was like any other U.S. teen living in the suburbs. She went… »

29.12.2019

Fear overs child labour could leave bitter taste for Ferrerro/Rocher and Nutella fans

Fear overs child labour could leave bitter taste for Ferrerro/Rocher and Nutella fans

Hazelnuts used by the company Ferrero to produce Nutella and Ferrero-Rocher may have been picked by children, a crowdsourced investigation by WeMove Europe has found. Ferrero buys around a third of all of hazelnuts in Turkey, a country which provides 70 percent of the world’s hazelnuts supplies [1]. In response, WeMove Europe,… »

24.12.2019

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

We are publishing here a letter sent by Pia Figueroa to a Pressenza colleague in the UK as it reflects the intersection between the political and existential experiences that the Chilean population has been going through since the beginning of the social unrest and rebellion against the government’s most unpopular… »

08.12.2019

An appeal to parents of the Climate Summit

An appeal to parents of the Climate Summit

Our Kids’ Climate and Parents For Future coordinated 222 climate parent groups in 27 countries and together signed a passionate appeal for delegates to the COP25 conference in Madrid to reflect on love for their own children and act to protect their health and future in the world. “Our sons… »

02.12.2019

Why We Strike Again

Why We Strike Again

Co-Written by Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer and Angela Valenzuela After more than a year of grim scientific projections and growing activism, world leaders, and the public alike are increasingly recognizing the severity and urgency of the climate crisis. And yet nothing has been done. For more than a year, children… »

19.11.2019

Children Working in Terrifying Conditions in US Agriculture

Children Working in Terrifying Conditions in US Agriculture

New Research Shows Child Farmworkers Unprepared for Workplace Dangers New research published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine reinforces just how dangerous agricultural work is for children in the United States – and how unprepared most are for what they face in the fields. More … »

19.11.2019

New development models to drive growth and employment for youth in Africa

New development models to drive growth and employment for youth in Africa

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched the Global Environment Outlook-6 (GEO-6) for Youth in Africa report on the margins of the 17th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). The report analyses the economic opportunities that Africa’s natural resources can provide for job creation and… »

14.11.2019

The generation of rupture

The generation of rupture

By Dario Ergas We have been astonished by the manifestation of a new generation that warned of its existence these last few months in Chile. They expressed, subverting the economic and public order, that they do not like the social system in which they live. They manifested and grew among… »

28.10.2019

Eighth Fair of Nonviolent Initiatives was held in Quito

Eighth Fair of Nonviolent Initiatives was held in Quito

In the framework of Nonviolent October, this morning and afternoon was held in Cumandá Parque Urbano, in the city of Quito, the 8th Fair of Nonviolent Initiatives. Hundreds of people visited stands and participated in recreational activities, sensory, with pets, brain gymnastics, among others that were registered in this fair… »

18.10.2019

The Algerian Hirak: Young people and the non-violent revolution

The Algerian Hirak: Young people and the non-violent revolution

As foreign commentators predict its end or failure – Algerians march on. But not without the anxiety, worry and deep concern about how best to proceed. Latefa Guemar , Adel Chiheb,  Jessica Northey  for openDemocracy 18 October 2019 Friday 18 October marks the 35th week of… »

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