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Clamping down on conversion therapyFrance is the latest country to join the list of countries that have legislation in place to ban conversion therapies. It passed a new law…
27 Jan 2022
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Clamping down on conversion therapy

France is the latest country to join the list of countries that have legislation in place to ban conversion therapies. It passed a new law on 27 January criminalising the…

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Clamping down on conversion therapy

France is the latest country to join the list of countries that have legislation in place to ban conversion therapies. It passed a new law on 27 January criminalising the use of ‘conversion therapy’, which aims to change or reprimand the sexual orientation or gender identity of an individual.  The new law has been approved…
27 Jan 2022 3 mins read

In Conversation With: Cassandra Yip, Founder of Earth School Singapore

For a long time, environmentalists worldwide have been pushing for environmental education to be integrated into the mainstream public school education system.  While there has been no shortage of outreach programmes conducted by organisations like the Jane Goodall Institute or Conservation International, there remains a pressing need to have mainstream environmental education in a highly…
27 Jan 2022 4 mins read

Has Covid killed cinemas in Singapore as we know them?

When was the last time you managed to catch a blockbuster at the cinema after the Covid-19 circuit breaker ended in May 2020? If your answer is “never”, then you are not alone. The pandemic has had a substantial impact on the film industry in 2020 and 2021 and across the world to varying degrees,…
25 Jan 2022 3 mins read

When tech companies get taken to task for the suicide of an 11-year-old

Meta Platforms and Snap Inc. that run several prominent social media apps, are being blamed for the suicide of an 11-year-old girl who became addicted to Instagram and Snapchat. This is according to the girl’s mother who has recently filed a lawsuit against the two major companies.  Even so, this is not the first incident…
24 Jan 2022 2 mins read

‘Retroskating’: The return of the bygone craze of roller skating

Out of the way, inline skaters! The roller skaters are back with a vengeance. Youths can be seen making reels of themselves shuffling backwards down the streets, overlayed with new-age R&B on social media. And with many indoor rinks shut during the pandemic, more roller skaters have been gliding into parking lots and parks. Roller…
18 Jan 2022 2 mins read

When inclusive language matters

From the time she entered the working world, Shru, 23, learnt that as an ethnic minority at the office, she needs to jump over extra hurdles.  It was a three-month internship then, and her first opportunity to work at a big public firm while she was in her second year of university. Her fellow interns…
12 Jan 2022 5 mins read

Sustainable living: The ethics of having one less child to save the planet

In the first of TheHomeGround Asia’s three-part series on sustainable living, Singaporean youths discussed how they navigate the daily conundrums of battling climate change with little green steps.  But what about taking one giant green step instead?  In July 2017, a Guardian article proclaimed having one less child to be the single most effective way…
25 Dec 2021 4 mins read

The lockdown generation: Growing up in physical isolation

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced young people online as schools shift to home-based learning and classes are conducted over Zoom or Google Meets, isolating them from their friends and peers, taking away potential jobs and giving them little certainty of the future. Entertainment has been limited to just watching Netflix shows, video-calling their friends, or…
24 Dec 2021 5 mins read

Sustainable living: It’s not that easy being green

During the 26th global Conference of Parties (COP26), TheHomeGround Asia shined the spotlight on a group of young environment avengers demanding greater climate action from Singapore leaders.    View this post on Instagram   A post shared by TheHomeGround | THGAsia | THG (@thehomegroundasia) Still sceptical, Instagram user @beny0ng, commented, “LOL. It will amount to…
14 Dec 2021 4 mins read

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