Beijing+25 Asia-Pacific Youth Blog

Photo: UN Women/Pathumporn Thongking

By: Shane Bhatla

Twenty-five years ago, a young boy was born trapped in a body that wasn’t his. So on that one fateful day, as my bully shoved me into the wall of the library and pinned my arms there, I discovered I was gay and madly head over kicks for my bully... Read more


Net Supatravanij

By: Net Supatravanij

The idealistic vision of the world is always in stark contrast to reality. It’s easy to say, “I support this” or “I believe in that” but having the commitment and consistency to follow through with actions is a different story. Read more


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By: UN Women Asia Pacific

Youth Blog to offer young people from across the region with an online advocacy space to raise their ideas, concerns and expectations in relation to gender equality and women’s rights.

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Sveto Muhammed Ishoq. Photo: Joshua Charles Woodard

By: Sveto Muhammad Ishoq

If more Afghan women and girls were allowed by their husbands, fathers or brothers to go to school, they would not suffer in this cruel way. The media should enthusiastically help make our country a place better for women. Read more


Mayumi Sato

By: Mayumi Sato

When I read the Beijing Declaration, I was inspired and reassured to know that people worldwide are building solidarity to fight for a just and gender-equal world. I am committed to try to destigmatize conversations around women’s rights in my country. Read more



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