The social pressures to be ‘straight’ and ‘cis’ can be overwhelming for LGBTQ+ people, especially youth. Adding conversion therapy to the criminal code of Canada is a good first step to supporting them.
The Trudeau government took the first step to federally ban conversion therapy — a practice intended to change sexual orientation.
An Indonesian Muslim youth prays during a mass prayer for peace at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta
Research on the everyday lives of Indonesian young people and their religious interactions may help shed light on why they are becoming more conservative.
Young people stand on the steps of the Alberta legislature during the climate strike in Edmonton in 2019. Youth are often seen as problems rather than as people who are creating solutions.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
Young people are often seen as lacking but research shows they're motivated by their concern for future generations.
Generation Z has been maligned as the hook-up generation. But is this what they want?
This Valentine's Day, a researcher reveals some insights after conducting interviews with young university undergrads to explore their sex lives, dating and intimacy.
Within Iran’s lower classes, there is a highly conformist youth culture.
Despite what you might see on the news, many of Iran's young people are far from rebellious. Instead, they have dealt with dwindling job prospects by conforming to a strict code of morality.
Orphan Swazi schoolboys playing soccer in a local school in Mbabane, Swaziland, in 2006.
Whether it's global conflicts or communities in trouble, the solutions to peace and prosperity aren't only found by government. Sports, too, can bring about much-needed change.
Migrants arriving on board the Aquarius ship of SOS Mediterranee, Palermo, Italy.
Harsh economic conditions at home and false picture of rosy life in Europe contribute greatly to illegal migration by Nigerian youths
Cannabis edibles like sour candy straws are now available for purchase and consumption, but the risks from overdosing are quite high.
As cannabis candies and chocolates become widely available, sweeter edibles may be more appealing to youth. We need to work to minimize the potential health impacts.
Our cult of youth continues into the afterlife.
Our dreams of the afterlife need to challenge the idea that only the appearance of youth is worthy.
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It's a surprisingly common question. Here's what you need to know.
There is little evidence that vaping is an effective way to quit smoking or reduce health risks.
As new vaping-related lung diseases continue to be identified, jurisdictions around the world might want to take a look at new vaping regulations in British Columbia, Canada.
Young people are balancing several responsibilities - they’re school-goers, job seekers or employees, caregivers, friends and community members.
Although cynical about today's political leaders, the views of young South Africans are surprisingly similar to those of the mid-1990s.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg joins other children from across the world to present an official human rights complaint on the climate crisis.
From 3D printing using plastic waste to growing cherry trees in the Himalayas, young people are not sitting idle while the world burns.
Young environmentalists are putting the ethical dimensions of climate change at the center of a global debate that has historically focused on politics, efficiency and cost-benefits analysis.
AP Photo/Kin Cheung
Economic and political assessments of climate change have for years helped justify inaction. Now, young environmentalists worldwide are shifting the debate to focus on values, ethics and justice.
One clear way for news organisations to begin building trust with young people is to start including them in news stories in meaningful ways.
Of all the news stories examined in a snapshot study, only 11% included the views or experiences of young people. And that inclusion was usually via adults.
Deeyah Khan in White Right: Meeting the Enemy.
This selection of films shows the problem of extremism in its complexity, examining how real people can become radicalised.
There is help available for young refugees who find themselves homeless in Australia, if only they can find it.
Young refugees are at high risk of being homeless in Australia. A five-year study has found re-establishing connections with their communities was the pathway out of homeless for most of them.
Siena Stubbs, 17, from Yirrkala in East Arnhem Shire reads the Imagination Declaration on behalf of a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at the 2019 Garma Festival.
A group of school students have just shown what real leadership looks like on Indigenous issues – and you'll hear more about their ideas in coming months at your local school, childcare centre or uni.
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball holds his granddaughter after winning the provincial election in May 2019. Young people are leaving the province for jobs and opportunities, but should still be allowed to vote in provincial elections.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Extending the provincial vote to expatriates from Newfoundland and Labrador could make make for a more vibrant democracy.
More than 60% of Victorian young adults live with their parents, followed by 56% in New South Wales and about 53% in the other four states. In Queensland, the proportion of young adults living at home rose from 31% in 2001 to 52% in 2017.
In 2017, 56% of men aged 18 to 29 lived with one or both parents, up from 47% in 2001. And over the same period, the proportion of women aged 18 to 29 living with their parents rose from 36% to 54%.