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INTERVIEW-With climate change driving child marriage risks, Bangladesh fights back

"In Bangladesh, climate change is in your face. You can't avoid it. You can see it happening"<p>By Laurie Goering<p>LONDON, July 20 (Thomson Reuters …

Climate

Refugee girls film their own stories in Zaatari camp

Marah Al-Khatib fled Syria four years ago, when she was 13 years old. She has since been living in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.<p>Entrance into and …

Refugees

FEATURE-Trafficked, beaten, abused: life of a Nigerian house girl

"These are under-the-radar crimes so there is no data on how many house help are trafficked through Nigeria's borders"<p>By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani<p>ABUJA, …

Nigeria

FEATURE-Fifteen years after bloody riots, Indian Muslims struggling to escape Gujarat ghettos

By Rina Chandran<p>AHMEDABAD, India, July 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S hahjahan Bano was a young boy in February 2002, selling vegetables with …

India

First Saudi jobs website for women aims to get more women in the workforce

Saudi Arabia is well known as one of the world's most gender-segregated nation<p>By Heba Kanso<p>BEIRUT, July 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Algerian …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Centre for Applied Youth Research Inc. – Connecting the Asia–Pacific region

Activities<p>PUBLICATIONS<p>CAYR functions as a publishing house for research produced by members. Its major research communication tool is the online, …

‘SAARC youth’s future tied to entrepreneurship’

LAHORE: Shaharyar Ali Malik, Chairman Young Entrepreneurs, SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on Monday stressed the need for supporting youth …

Adelaide Goes International with New Youth Film Festival

Adelaide goes international with new Youth Film Festival where young people are the jurors<p>More than 100 films for young people by film makers from …

South Australia

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It WAS a rare and inspirational sight as special needs athletes go head to head in a race filled with obstacles.<p>For the first time in Malaysia, …

Nation

<b>Compiled by NATASHA JOBI, R.ARAVINTHAN and NG SI HOOI</b><p>GIRLS as young as nine years old have unknowingly become “porn actresses” after sharing their …

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia takes the lead in cutting unemployment - Nation

IT is always great news when Malaysia gets noticed – from being a rich cultural melting pot to its many attractions befitting a popular tourist …

Sustainable Development Goals

Khairy: Young Malaysians want clean energy - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: Young Malay­sians want to see a Malaysia that relies mostly on sustainable and green energy in the future.<p>This was one of the …

Renewable Energy

Migrant Maids and Nannies for Jihad

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Ayu is a 34-year-old Indonesian maid, and the head of a pro-Islamic State network in Hong Kong. She recruits, raises funds and spreads propaganda for the group. She is just one of several dozen Indonesian domestic workers in East Asia known to endorse jihad.<p>Ayu — I’m using a …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Little Red Podcast

EPISODE 11<p>Class: The New Dirty Word<p>Chairman Mao urged the Chinese people to never forget class struggle. But they not only forgot, they stopped using …

Korean 101 (or, How to Win Over Your Girlfriend in a Semester or Less)

<i>Stefano Young didn’t know the difference between Korea, China, and Japan until he was 23 — but then he met a Korean woman, learned to say “사랑해요,” and</i> …

Language

How Class in China Became Politically Incorrect - BLARB

<i>Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of China Blog pieces by Louisa Lim, building off episodes of the</i> Little Red Podcast, <i>an excellent new</i> …

China

The Story of Gulafsa and Ruksar: Two Child Laborers Now Out of the Shadows

Millions of children are forced into labor each year. Consumers at the end of the supply chain often know nothing of the lives of those who made the …

Child Labor

Hu Line: China’s Forgotten Frontier

<i>This is the first article in a series that explores life along the Hu Line, an imaginary diagonal line across China that has vast demographic,</i> …

China

Honduras bans child marriage, no exceptions

Girls and boys under 18 cannot get married even with the permission of their parents<p>By Anastasia Moloney<p>BOGOTA, July 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) …

The world's second biggest tobacco company 'trying to get young people to smoke in India'

S.K. Arora spent more than three years trudging through the Indian summer heat and monsoon rains to inspect tobacco kiosks across this sprawling …

India

The Poet Bao Phi, On Creating A 'Guidebook' For Young Asian-Americans

When Bao Phi's family fled Vietnam in 1975 and settled in Minneapolis with other refugees, he was just a few months old. He was too young to understand the scene at the airport that day: Communist soldiers were firing rockets at planes filled with people trying to escape, incinerating them in the …

Diversity

Matakōkiri ignites young minds

Linking science to Māori identity, language and culture through students’ local tikanga, whakapapa and stories helps lift the educational success of …

Education

2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Posted on July 10, 2017 Categories: Awards and Grants, Events, News No comments yet<p>The winners of the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and …

Books

More young talent needed for NZ’s primary industries

Growing up, Jack Keeys couldn’t decide whether he wanted to be a scientist or accountant – so he’s forging a unique career path in New Zealand’s …

New Zealand

Thai Youth Orchestra wins festival prize

The Thai Youth Orchestra (TYO) has taken home the outstanding prize from the 11th Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival 2017 in Austria …

Taiwan's birth rate is declining -- again

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The number of births in the first half of the year has fallen compared to the same period last year -- putting 2017 on track to h …

Population

Reporters’ Notebook: Chinese ‘united front’ tactics aim to divide and conquer

Nearly 30% of children in Taiwan suffer mental disorders: study | Most Viewed | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, July 17 (CNA) A national study on child and adolescent mental disorders has found that nearly 30 percent of children in Taiwan suffer from …

Mental Disorders