A deteriorated planet, industries based on child labor, corrupted and seemingly irrevocable leaders… this press review focuses on the different loads an increasingly politically involved youth is forced to carry.
Thousands of young people are demonstrating all over Europe and requesting an effective political response to climate change. Determined, these students plan to meet every Friday until their voices are heard. A massive demonstration is programmed on March 15.
“ Youth-led climate protests sweep across Europe ” , Grist, February 15, 2019
She is barely 16, but her voice travels far. Young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg moved people with her speech during COP 24 last Fall. She is now a leading figure of the youth climate protests.
“ Greta Thunberg, the teenage activist fighting for the environment ” , Euronews, February 21, 2019
Nobel laureate and activist Kailash Satyarthi has been campaigning for children’s rights since 1980. As the International Labor Organization charts the total of child laborers at 152 million worldwide, Satyarthi believes we can end child labor by globalizing compassion.
“ Kailash Satyarthi plans to end child labor in his lifetime ” , CNN, February 21, 2019
How to build a chocolate industry that is in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? The seventh Chocoa Conference in Amsterdam got straight down to business on the opening day, with discussions ranging from deforestation to child labor and farmer incomes.
“ Chocoa 2019: The economics and politics of cocoa ” , Confectionery News, February 22, 2019
As violent protests continue in Haiti, Athena Kolbe and Robert Muggah review the scale of corruption and alleged theft by government officials that pushed Haitians to take to the streets. Among them, a youth that feels robbed of a future.
“ Haiti’s Troubles Must Not Be Forgotten ” , National Public Radio, March 4, 2019
Young Algerians are still taking to the streets of Alger, Constantine, Oran or Tizi Ouzou. They are furious and determined to keep current President Abdelaziz Bouteflika from running for a fifth term.
“ Algeria’s Furious Youth Movement ” , The New York Times, March 4, 2019
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