Below are some common questions APYN are asked – have you another? post it in the comments section below!
Q: Do I need to be part of an organization to join Asia Pacific Youth Network?
APYN is a network of individuals – you do not need to be involved in any other organization to join. However, recognizing that many people are involved in different organizations, networks, clubs, societies and other aspects of community, individuals are also encouraged to bring their networks and contacts to the APYN. We ask all individual network participants to share opportunities to create human rights change with their friends.
Q: How old do you need to be to join the Asia Pacific Youth Network?
APYN encourages you to self select your identification as a young person in the Asia Pacific region. Please note our materials are produced to target people who are between 16-30 years of age. We recognize that ‘youth’ has a variety of different interpretations in the Asia Pacific region – sometimes associated with life events rather than years of age.
Q: How can I join?
Q: How can I get involved?
You can get involved by volunteering to participate in human rights campaigning activities, volunteering your skills and networks, sharing with other young people through capacity building activities.
Q: Does it cost anything to join?
No, your participation in the Asia Pacific Youth Network does not involve any money.
Q: How can I see if APYN will support a campaign I am involved in?
You can try this two ways. You can post a link to your campaign to the APYN Facebook fanpage wall, you can also use this [link: contact form] if you are part of an organization or network that wants to collaborate with APYN.
Q: What is APYN’s campaigning criteria?
APYN’s campaigning criteria includes:
- The campaign is politically impartial and focused on protecting or promoting human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other human rights instruments.
- The campaign is focused on human rights change in the Asia Pacific region.
- The campaign’s activism and mobilization involves young people in participatory ways.
- The campaign has a realistic change opportunity.
- There are clear entry and exit point for the campaign.
- There is relevance to a youth audience with the campaign.
- The campaign offers some resources to the APYN (eg flyers, action opportunities, introductions to other young people).
Support from the Asia Pacific Youth Project will also require that the campaign theme fit into the priorities for the Asia Pacific Youth Project and is subject to capacity.
Q: How do I leave the Asia Pacific Youth Network?
At anytime, to stop communications from APYN, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note however, that this will not unsubscribe you from Social Network Site connections such as Facebook. The Asia Pacific Youth Network reserves the right to limit the interactions through online branded space and otherwise of individuals which it determines to be acting outside the best interests of the APYN.
Q: Where can I find information about the vision, mission, values of APYN as well as information on the Code of Conduct, Privacy and Information and terms and conditions?
Please find this information by following these links: Vision, Mission, Values and Code of Conduct, Terms and Conditions, Privacy and Information
Q: How can I contact the Asia Pacific Youth Network?
- Email: email@example.com
- Skype ID: apyouth (email first to schedule call!)
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/apyouth
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/apyouth (fan page) or search apyouth net
- or use our Organisation or Network form or feedback form
Q: What is APYN’s relationship to Amnesty International?
Amnesty International has invested in the Asia Pacific Youth Project, which seeds and facilitates the Asia Pacific Youth Network. Many individuals involved in APYN are also involved in Amnesty International. Amnesty International also provide some infrastructure support to the Asia Pacific Youth Project, staff and support for work in countries in the region where there is an AI local office.
However, the focus for the Asia Pacific Youth Network, is a network of individuals, young people working with other young people in the region and participating as equals. It is what, and how, we all participate that makes us a network.
Q: What is the Asia Pacific Youth Project?
The Asia Pacific Youth Project is a project of Amnesty International that seeks to investigate new ways to deliver human rights impact in the Asia Pacific region working in collaboration with many different organizations and individuals. The Asia Pacific Youth Project also seeks to develop young leaders through experiential learning of activist skills and engage with young people in the region in countries where there is not an AI presence.