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

Out of High School, Into Real Life

The high school gym swirled with blue-and-white graduation gowns and glittering dreams. Some seniors had won university scholarships. Others were counting on springboarding from community college to a four-year degree.<p>But for a good number of the 18-year-olds here and at graduations across the …

Students

Asia’s young entrepreneurs care more about social responsibility, less about money

You may have heard a lot about the irresponsible and self-centered generation Y, but new research by HSBC suggests differently. According to the …

China

Young kids may have mature biases against overweight people

(Reuters Health) - Kids may develop an implicit bias against overweight and obese people early in childhood that leads them to make quick judgments based only on size, a small experiment suggests.<p>The study tested snap judgments made by youngsters ages 9 to 11 right after they’d seen pictures of …

Kids

How Myanmar’s meme culture is opening young minds

by Aung Kaung MyatIn a country that is remarkably sensitive to dissent, Myanmar’s teens are increasingly turning to one of the most irreverent forms …

Asia

Myanmar entrepreneur body plans to set up angel network

In a fillip to the country’s fledgling startup ecosystem, the <b>Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association</b> (MYEA) – a 1,000-member strong body – is looking …

Poverty, Dropouts, Pregnancy, Suicide: What The Numbers Say About Fatherless Kids

The growing number of fatherless children in this country poses one of the the most serious problems in education today, according to best-selling author Alan Blankstein.<p>He has spent most of his life advocating for kids who struggle in school. He wrote <i>Failure is Not an Option</i>, a guide to creating …

Education

The schoolgirl thrash metal band smashing stereotypes in Indonesia

Taking Rage Against the Machine and Slipknot as inspiration, three Muslim teenagers are blasting their way into the Asian music scene as Voice of Baceprot<p>It was a dull day in music class that ignited a rebellion in three Indonesian teenage girls.<p>Poring over their school teacher’s music collection, …

Music

Attorney General Says Young People Don't Care As Much About Privacy As Previous Generations

In the wake of last week's recent terror attacks in London and Melbourne, the federal government has called for online companies to give security agencies freer access to platforms like WhatsApp and iMessage.<p>On Sunday, attorney-general George Brandis acknowledged on Sky News that civil libertarians …

Privacy

9 ways to help teens manage their social media footprint

For many of today’s teens, their online world is simply an extension of their real life. They send Snaps to check in with friends, post photos on Instagram to document fun happenings, make plans on the fly, all while binge-watching Netflix on their phone.<p>But what are they really doing online? And, …

Teens

Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia commit to cohesive approach to thwart militants

June 22, 2017 8:33 PM<br>MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines (REUTERS) - The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia agreed on Thursday (June 22) to pool …

Marawi City

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