All posts tagged with: asia

LGBT Rights in Asia

Posted September 13, 2014 no picture Grace O

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The recent wedding between a senior British diplomat to his male partner in Beijing has instigated a discussion over gay rights in China. You can read about it here. The couple's posting of their wedding on Chinese site Weibo was quickly shared more than 60,000 times. However many Chinese commentators took to Weibo and other social media websites to attack the couple. One said, “That country [Britain] is sick. It’s like the last days of Rome”. Another said that same-sex...


Children in the 21st Century.

Posted June 26, 2014 no picture OMAR ALI

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We call it civilization or industrial revolution. The world is getting more and more complex each day and the same is moving at an alarming speed. The speed that tends to even overwhelm us, the people bringing up the changes. But still, we call it development. It is a good thing, I can't object. The world has to grow and lives have to improve. One thing we tend to forget is that the world is not developing at a uniform speed everywhere. In some places, mostly Africa and Asia, are a...


Bedrooms are Important

Posted April 14, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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http://news.distractify.com/culture/childrens-bedrooms-across-the-world/ Recently, I saw something posted on Facebook which was incredibly thought provoking. It wasn't some ornate tapestry, confounding riddle or joke I could not understand. Rather, it was a demonstration of the condition of the world through the medium of photography. I was appalled. The photos were not ugly or disgusting. Instead, I felt as if my place in the world was so detached from the places of others that...


Ready Willing and Able Documentary

Posted February 11, 2014 Avatar Ready Willing and Able

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Ready, Willing and Able is a social documentary project started in February 2012 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Story: At one difficult time of national history, Nepalese people are raising voices and action for a change. And youth is in the game, Ready Willing and Able. RWA unite different youth organizations and volunteers in Nepal to direct a social documentary about the power of Youth as a Change Maker. Ready, Willing and Able was born after a field study conducted in Nepal by...


Diversity Blessings

Posted January 3, 2014 Avatar Shireen Mohammed

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Member since December 24, 2013
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  • Age 23

The idea of diversity is like any other idea because it has a good side and a bad side. In each country that has diverse people it could be a source of problems but it might also be a healthy thing. From my last visit to Indonesia, I noticed that this Islamic country is very proud of its diversity and focuses on the culture and traditions as a special thing that they are gifted with. They believe in preventing and keeping their traditions which was obvious when they held the last W...


Why Should We Teach Children About Non-Violence?

Posted November 8, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Everybody learns about wars in their history classes. The basics include: who fought, what was the cause, and who won? But do we teach children about the real information behind wars? Do we teach our kids that during wars, millions of people may die just by being caught in the crossfire or that servant citizens by the hundreds of thousands may have lost their lives on the battlefield? Why do we speak of wars with such reverence and pride that we have forgotten what the real objecti...


Hey, We need Water!

Posted September 21, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Recently, I went through something that was pretty revelatory. I mean, I never understood why some things in terms of global issue prioritization made it first/ over Education. In my opinion, I always thought and always will think that Education comes first. Then, one of my close family members told me that education would rarely ever benefit anyone if they could not go to school because they were too sick. Upon asking the reasons for whatever illness they had acquired, I realized...


Tweet up your mind!

Posted September 19, 2013 no picture Arya Satya Nugraha

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Social Media Phenomenon: What Could Be Easier Than Speak Up Our Mind? "Tweet up our mind" could be. I have attended two schools in two different Asian countries. One is in an emerging country (which happens to be my country of origin) and the other is in an affluent city-state. Students in both schools do not seem eager to speak up in the classroom. I guess in countries where the olders are so much respected, the likelihood of youngsters becoming silent is hi...