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By CAYR (cayr.info) | Youth news from the Asia-Pacific region

Indonesia's 'militant moderates' fight religious intolerance

June 11, 2017 10:09 AM<br>JAKARTA (AFP) - Clad in camouflage and armed only with their convictions, the paramilitary wing of Indonesia's biggest Muslim …

Indonesia

‘Sexual taboos are preventing many Indonesian women from getting potentially life-saving medical care’

Tri was 29 years old when she visited a private hospital in Kupang for a pap smear in 2016. Unmarried but wanting to get a check-up, she was made to …

Cancer

In Conversation with Desi Anwar: Perspectives, perceptions and pathways for engagement across Indonesia and Australia | Australia-Indonesia Youth Association

Welcome to the second-part of our series <i>In Conversation with Desi Anwar</i>. In this article, Desi Anwar reflects on how we as Indonesians and …

Sydney Launch of 'Disruptive Asia'

As the economic and strategic centre of gravity shifts to Asia, will Australia maintain its dynamism and be an active and agile member of the Asian …

Australia

Melbourne Launch of 'Disruptive Asia'

Is Asia’s rise transforming Australia? Does Australia-Asia economic, political and community confluence strengthen or weaken our dynamism and agility …

Australia

Euan Crone Asian Awareness Scholarship | Australia-Indonesia Youth Association

The Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA) is now accepting applications for their Euan Crone Asian Awareness Scholarship. In 2013, …

Asia

High fertility rate impacts education, health investments

Senior fellow at the East West Center in Hawai’i and expert in population, health and economic studies, Andrew Mason, said the majority of the …

Population

Women’s World – GBV: Empowering Youth – Episode 11

Hello and welcome to a special Women’s World Season highlighting Gender Based Violence prevention and response in Papua New Guinea.<p>In this special …

Cultural learning: Young PNG exhibits in Lismore

Art work by Ambane Siune. Photo supplied.<p>Papua New Guinea artist Ambane Siune’s opening night is tonight at the Lismore visitor information centre …

Papua New Guinea

Air Niugini Welcomes Home Engineers

Related Content<p>Topics (Select for more information):<p>The 10 young Air Niugini engineers, including two women, have returned to Papua New Guinea with …

Military

Disabled girls excluded from aid and education - charity

"Some families resist sending their disabled daughters to school because of fears about their safety"<p>By Anna Pujol-Mazzini<p>LONDON, June 15 (Thomson …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Family ties pull young Japanese back to rural areas

May 29, 2017 5:00 AM<br>TOKYO • An increasing number of young people from cities are migrating to provincial areas to live in the same town as their …

Asia

Small but smart cities woo business and young talent

June 02, 2017 5:00 AM<br>As Japan faces the grim prospect of a population that is shrinking as fast as it is growing old, a nationwide movement has begun …

Smart Cities

Hold the Cookies, but Bring on the Milk for Asia-Pacific’s Young and Old Alike

Milk can also help prevent bone loss and fractures among the aged<p>“It’s long been known that the consumption of milk can be an effective treatment for …

Agriculture

Readers Say

“Alia Bhatt makes it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and we can’t keep calm! The actress is also doing a Forbes Instagram take over. Way to go girl!” exclaimed India’s<p>Inuth.com about our list of young talent making waves in Asia (May). Pinkvilla.com added: “Alia has indeed come a long way. In just …

Alia Bhatt

Almazar wins SE Asia Young Lawyer of the Year award

Brand new house worth Dh500,000 awaits OFW in UAE<p>Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in the UAE, who were named one of top remittances contributors for …

South-east Asia

Safe Sex: Chinese buy condom business as savvy youth spur demand

SHANGHAI: April Zhang, a 21-year-old student from Shanghai, reflects the fast-shifting attitudes of China's younger generations towards sex. She's …

HIV/AIDS

Easy credit drives young Chinese into the red

May 29, 2017 5:00 AM<br>BEIJING • When Ms Wu Qi and her husband traded in their Mazda 3 for a more expensive Mercedes- Benz sedan, they applied for a …

China

This MIT Professor Created A DIY Disco Lamp To Inspire Girls To Study STEM

It’s basically a dance party waiting to happen.<p>The Jubilite is an engineering kit that masquerades as a craft project. Developed by MIT professor Maria Yang, it’s a sneaky way to get girls excited about STEM fields—or help them realize that science, tech, and engineering are everywhere—under the …

Kids

Child bride photographer Stephanie Sinclair receives Niedringhaus photojournalism award

US photographer Stephanie Sinclair gives young, vulnerable women a voice. She tells DW what motivates her to risk her life and why the US bears a …

Women's News

Why Adolescence Lasts Forever

A new book explores the dynamics of popularity, and the ways our high-school selves stay with us far beyond the teenage years.<p>In August of 2001, Mitch Prinstein, a psychology professor who had just been hired at Yale University, offered his first class at the school: a course he had developed about …

Psychology

What's behind New Zealand's shocking youth suicide rate?

BBC News<p><b>Think of New Zealand and what likely comes to mind is beautiful nature - fjords, mountains and magnificent landscapes, vast, empty and endless.</b><p>But for years already, the country has been struggling with another form of isolation - depression and suicide.<p>A new report by Unicef contains a …

New Zealand

From menstruation to masturbation, Indian soap draws 400 million viewers

An Indian soap opera that is shattering social taboos has become one of the most watched series in the world<p>By Nita Bhalla<p>NEW DELHI, June 2 (Thomson …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Traffickers lure Indian girls into sex slavery with "Taj Mahal" promise

By Nita Bhalla<p>NEW DELHI, June 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human traffickers in India are luring village girls into sex slavery with promises of …

LGBT outcry persuades Malaysia to amend sex education video contest

Move follows criticism by activists who said it could fan hatred and violence against LGBT people<p>KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 (Reuters) - Malaysia's health …

Fewer child sex slaves in Mumbai brothels, but underground trade a concern: study

"About six to seven years ago, a customer could talk to a pimp and ask for a young girl. Now, it is not possible. They will first say no, until they …

Slavery

How I survived being a homeless school-aged teenager

At just 18 years of age Shakia was living in her car and attending classes at high school, one of 300 young people in the past year seeking crisis …

Social Housing

Indian spinning mills under scrutiny after suicide of activist worker

"He has paid a price for helping young women working in these mills to voice the everyday exploitation they face at work"<p>By Anuradha Nagaraj<p>DINDIGUL, …