We Are Agents of Change
The Asia Pacific Youth Network (APYN) connects people in the region who want to work together to campaign for human rights change. It involves young people throughout the region to develop and coordinate campaigning activities. The Asia Pacific Youth Network also focuses on providing opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills, share their creative and other skills and connect with friends in the region.
There are currently more than 10,000 individuals in the network from Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Micronesia, Nepal, New Zealand, Mongolia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. They are also joined by friends from other parts of the world! APYN currently has over ten online spaces, on Facebook, Twitter, and more. Join one of our online spaces now!
Activities of APYN activists over the last year have included:
(((Demand Dignity))) campaigning where more human rights = less poverty in support of Amnesty International’s campaign which includes the amplification of young voices in the region on Economic, Social and Cultural rights. Activists have organized 42 simultaneous events in ten countries in May, facilitated over 3500 ‘voices’ of young people and in the International Week of Youth Action hosted over 20 local events – from ‘slum experience installations’ to umbrella flash mobs to local peer to peer workshops in ten countries. Activists have also collected petitions, written letters and devised online campaigning activities
APYN activists have also worked together to develop a UDHR DVD, conceived and produced by young people around the region in many languages check them out here
Other activities have included:
- Campaigns calling for Justice for former ‘Comfort Women’,
- Surveys, actions and more to Abolish the Death Penalty,
- Campaigning activities about human rights in Myanmar (Burma)
- Campaigning activities for Bhopal and Women’s Rights and many more.
- Current campaign actions are available here or ‘do something’ here
The Asia Pacific Youth Network works with local, national, regional and international organizations in tactical partnerships, if your organization is interested in working with the Asia Pacific Youth Network, please contact us here
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