Argentina: Raid at school for deaf in clerical abuse probe

Argentina: Raid at school for deaf in clerical abuse probe

BUENOS AIRES — Argentine authorities raided a Catholic-run school for youths with hearing disabilities Thursday as part of an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of vulnerable children that has shocked Pope Francis’s homeland.

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DepEd to boost sex education from elementary to senior high

DepEd to boost sex education from elementary to senior high

Recognizing the role of education in curbing the rising incidences of early pregnancy, sexual violence, and human-immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among the youth, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced that the comprehensive sexuality education will be further strengthened in the classrooms. “The need to promptly arrest the surge in these cases is increasingly becoming urgent; […]

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Chile’s new sexual freedom leads to AIDS spike

The winds of change are blowing through Chile where a youthful sexual revolution is shattering taboos – but also sparking an explosion of HIV cases that have set off alarm bells in the traditionally conservative Latin American country.

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For young Malaysians, electing a 92-year-old was no easy call

Newly-elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad addresses the media in Kuala Lumpur on May 11, 2018. Malaysia's king has agreed to pardon jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim at once, newly installed Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on May 11. / AFP PHOTO / Manan VATSYAYANA

Like many young Malaysians, Daniel Mizan Qayyum yearned for change in a country that has been under one party’s corrosive thumb for six decades, so he naturally had misgivings about voting for a 92-year-old former autocrat.

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Pope urges young people not to remain silent

Pope Francis shakes hands with faithful at the end of the Palm Sunday mass in St. Peter's square on March 25, 2018 at the Vatican. Palm Sunday marks the sixth and last Sunday of the Christian Holy month of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week. / AFP PHOTO / Marco BERTORELLO

Pope Francis on Sunday urged young people not to allow themselves to be silenced and to stand up for what they believe in, a day after more than a million people in the United States took part in student-led protests demanding tighter gun control. 

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Youth group, students slam CHEd for impending tuition hike

Youth group, students slam CHEd for impending tuition hike

Dozens of youth and students trooped to the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) on Friday to condemn the impending increase of tuition and other school fees (TOSF) in about 400 higher educational institutions (HEIs) nationwide.

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Environmental champion Kehkashan Basu brings hope

  Kehkashan Basu is the founder and president of youth sustainability organization Green Hope, as well as a recipient of the Turner Social Change Prize from the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, the youth ambassador of the World Future Council and a former global co-ordinator for children and youth for the United Nations Environment […]

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