Youth issues

Radical neoliberalism was born and will die in Chile

By Patricio Zamorano From Washington DC A wave of Indigenous peoples supporting the Luis Arce-David Choquehuanca presidential ticket defeated the main right-wing candidate, Carlos Mesa by 20 points, restoring democracy to Bolivia, and despite the fact that the right-wing forces…

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

Following weeks of nationwide protests against police brutality, led by young Nigerians who complain of being targeted by the police, Adejuwon Soyinka asked Oludayo Tade, a sociologist, to help us understand what it feels like being a young Nigerian living…

Syrian girl from Ghouta nominated for 2020 Children’s Peace Prize

A Syrian girl who lived through the Ghouta chemical attack has been nominated for the 2020 International Children’s Peace Prize. Identified only as Enar, but known online as Noor, she used social media to raise awareness of the conditions in…

Chile’s Constitutional Referendum: The post-dictatorship generation is unafraid of change

Maxine Lowy (i) With the national referendum on the constitution just days away, young people of Huechuraba, born, like their municipality, in the dawn of post-dictatorship gauge the historic moment Chile is about to experience. Huechuraba, in northern Santiago, nestled…

Youth Encounter opens Regional Assembly of the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education

With a brief ceremony with the Nahual, for the understanding and protection of the attending community, and the opening words of Nelsy Lizarazo, the General Coordinator of the Latin American Campaign fort he Right to Education (CLADE), the XI Regional…

Girls to know: The next generation is already leading the way

Around the world, girls are driving change. They are activists and advocates on the front lines of movements for social and racial equality. They are calling for urgent climate action and demanding space at decision-making tables in their communities, countries…

Nigeria’s Youth Face Growing Challenges

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. It has approximately 210 million population. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after China and India, with more than 90 million of its youth population under the age of…

Greta the Great is Back

On August 20, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and three other teen activists had a 90-minute meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to press their demands for tougher action to curb climate change. Germany currently holds the six-month rotating presidency…

“We’re Back”: Greta Thunberg Kicks Off Third Year of Fridays for Future Protests in Germany After Meeting With Merkel

“We want leaders to step up, take responsibility, and treat the climate crisis like a crisis.” by  Jessica Corbett Swedish climate leader Greta Thunberg donned a mask and joined a socially distanced Fridays for Future protest in Berlin just a…

Billions of Children Are Being Punished by the Pandemic

“In June, the WHO, along with other UN agencies, released a landmark study, ‘Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020.’ Sadly, this study—like so much about the status of children in our time—has received almost no news coverage.”…

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