Throughout history, it has often been the young who have initiated the biggest changes. In January this year, the Egyptian revolution was sparked by the country’s youth, who were fed up with the 30-year dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. Something similar happened in Indonesia in 1998 when Suharto, president of the country for 32 years, was forced to step down after massive protests organized by students.
Indonesia’s young people are, once again, making their voices heard. Over the past few years, more and more of them have become involved in these social movements. But instead of calling for an overthrow of the government, they are hoping to revolutionize people’s attitudes toward a wide variety of social issues such as corruption, environmental protection and education. Read more