Youth issues

21.09.2020

Nigeria’s Youth Face Growing Challenges

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 eighteen. While this is considered as a… »

29.08.2020

Greta the Great is Back

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 of the European Union. Greta, the 17 year-old environmental activist,… »

23.08.2020

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

“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 day after she and three other youth activists met with… »

24.06.2020

Billions of Children Are Being Punished by the Pandemic

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.” By Vijay Prashad The Great Lockdown lingers month… »

23.05.2020

History, Facts, Observations, Inferences: Making It Simple

History, Facts, Observations, Inferences:  Making It Simple

During times uncertain, an increased longing for normalcy, for the familiar to reassure offers comfort that things will be ok. The Art Linkletter Show- Kids Say the Darndest Things- aired from 1952 through 1970, brought the candor and innocence of children’s thoughts unrehearsed to an eager television audience. The whims… »

08.05.2020

Students and Schools Lead Global Revolt Against Single-Use Plastics

Students and Schools Lead Global Revolt Against Single-Use Plastics

May 7, 2020 —– Youth leaders from around the world today reaffirmed their commitment to a plastic-free future as Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) digitally launched the global Plastic-free Campuses program.  The initiative seeks to create a worldwide network of schools and universities repudiating single-use plastic and promoting alternative systems. »

06.03.2020

Face 2 Face with Andrea Carola Robles

Face 2 Face with Andrea Carola Robles

On this show we speak with Andrea Carola Robles about her work organizing the International Women’s Month Celebration at IATI Theater on March 8. Andrea talks about being a young feminist and LGBT artist activist fighting sexisim and misogyny and giving voice to minorities. “it’s a function of an… »

09.02.2020

‘Something Big Is Shifting’: As Georgetown Announces Fossil Fuel Divestment, Students Across US Demand Their Schools Follow Suit

‘Something Big Is Shifting’: As Georgetown Announces Fossil Fuel Divestment, Students Across US Demand Their Schools Follow Suit

The decision came after 90% of students who voted on a referendum voted in favor of divestment. By Julia Conley, staff writer – Common Dream Student-led anti-fossil fuel campaigns at universities across the country pointed to Georgetown University Friday as the school’s board of directors announced it would divest from… »

20.01.2020

‘Our Planet Is Seriously Burning and the Adults Keep Letting Us Down’: Ninth Circuit Throws Out Youth Climate Case

‘Our Planet Is Seriously Burning and the Adults Keep Letting Us Down’: Ninth Circuit Throws Out Youth Climate Case

“Seeking to quash this suit, the government bluntly insists that it has the absolute and unreviewable power to destroy the Nation,” wrote Judge Josephine Staton in a scathing dissent opinion. “My colleagues throw up their hands, concluding that this case presents nothing fit for the Judiciary.” By Jon Queally, staff… »

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… »

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