Youth Activism Accelerator

 

 

 


Youth Activism
Accelerator

Engage in feminist activism with youth across the Asia-Pacific region

13 - 15 July 2021 | 9.30AM – 12.30PM (Thailand standard time)

About the Youth Activism Accelerator Sessions

Three Days of Powerful Dialogue | 13 - 15 July | 9.30AM – 12.30PM (GNT+7)

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Over the course of three days, youth activists from across the region will gather to learn and exchange experiences on principles of feminist leadership and activism, and good practices for promoting safe and inclusive spaces. Youth will get the opportunity to network and strengthen their advocacy capacities relating to their preferred areas of activism as well as learn how to influence policy-making and legislation.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us during these sessions, we especially encourage Youth, those young at heart and all mentoring or wishing to mentor young feminist activists to join in the conversation.


 


Engage with voices represented across Asia and the Pacific

Day 1 | 13th July 2021
Day 1 | 13th July 2021
Day 1 | 13th July 2021
Day 2 | 14th July 2021
Day 2 | 14th July 2021
Day 2 | 14th July 2021
Day 2 | 14th July 2021
Day 2 | 14th July 2021
Day 2 | 14th July 2021
Day 3 | 15th July 2021
Day 3 | 15th July 2021
Day 3 | 15th July 2021
Day 3 | 15th July 2021

 


A PLACE TO NETWORK WITH YOUR PEERS
MEET AT GATHERTOWN


 

 

In addition to engaging with fellow change-makers during these sessions, you will have the opportunity to network online at Gather.town.

Walk in and out of conversations as naturally as in real life through fluid video-chats, and connect with your peers to discuss experiences on this virtual platform.


 

 

 

 

Meet Your Speakers


 

Jeevika Shiv
National Gender Youth
Advocate India, Lawyer and Social Worker
Mohammad Naciri
Regional Director, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Kehkashan Basu
Founder President, Green Hope Foundation
Satoko Yamaguchi
YWCA leader, YWCA of Japan and Generation Equality Global Youth Task Force

Binita Shrestha
Founder, Women in STEAM
Adina Pintilie
Project Manager, Navigating Disinformation
Alex Tyers-Chowdhury
 Gender and Innovation Specialist, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office
Aayushi Aggarwal
Communications Manager
Gender at Work

Shivanka KC
Vice President, Golden Z Club, Zonta Nepal
Anushansa Maharjan
President, Z Club
Shabistan Moazzam Ansari
Member, Golden Z Club, Zonta Nepal
Jyotsna Siddharth
India Lead, Gender at Work

Maya Kornelia Musa
Director, BeWithYou Indonesia
Mahmuda Sultana Shorna
Project Assistant, Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University
Wangshu Lian 
Co-director, Common Language
Fanny Arendt
Programme Analyst Governance
Peace and Security, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Nethmini Medawala
Attorney-at-Law, Head of Programmes Hashtag Generation
Nalini Singh
Executive Director, Fiji Women’s Rights Movement
Aasha BK
Peer Educator, National Coalition for Girls' Rights (NCGR)
Viva Tatawaqa,
Management Collective Member, DIVA For Equality

Nishtha Satyam 
Deputy Country Representative, UN Women India
Alisi Rabukawaqa
Fiji Marine Project Officer, IUCN - Oceania Regional Office
Iris Caluag
Meaningful Youth Engagement Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Youth for Asia
Sharanya Sekaram 
Program Manager, The Grassrooted Trust and Co-Founder, Everystory Sri Lanka

Vika Kalokalo,
Management Collective Member, DIVA For Equality
Shraddha Verma
Girls' Rights Activist, Secretariat Representative, National Coalition for Girls' Rights (NCGR)
Chamathya Fernando
Member, World Board of the World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts
Nayana Chowdhury
Program Lead, 
Breakthrough

Srilatha Batliwala
Feminist Activist-Scholar, Trainer and Senior Advisor, Knowledge Building Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA)
Daren Paul Katigbak
Deputy Chair, Y+ Global and Generation Equality - Youth Task Force Member
Priyanka Samy
National Gender Youth Advocate, UN Women and GEF, Youth Taskforce Member
Sylvain Obedi
Coordinator, Human Rights Activist, Gender Equality Youth Taskforce Member Enable the Disable Action

Chandreyi Guharay
Policy and Advocacy Co-coordinator, Young Feminist Europe (YFE)
Isidora Guzmán
Inclusion Activist, UN Women/Encuentra tu lugar
Timaima Tamoi
Management Collective Member, DIVA for Equality
Amira Catherine Koroma    Founder & Executive Director - SMART Women's Initiative, National Youth Gender Activist NGYA-UN Women, Youth Taskforce Member-Plan International West and Central Africa

Nitya Nangalia    
Coordinator, Collective Social Enterprises, Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) Bharat
Zahra Al Hilaly
Generation Equality Core Group Global Youth Representative, Young Women's Christian Association Australia, Young Women’s Council Member, and Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Australia National Ambassador
Salman
Youth leader, Breakthrough
Maha Muna
Regional Gender Adviser, UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia

Bisma Javed
Young Gender Trainer
Shilpi Singh
Trainer Volunteer on Gender, Breakthrough
Anjali Rawat
Youth leader from Uttar Pradesh, Breakthrough
Urvashi Gandhi
Director, Global Advocacy, Breakthrough

Suneeta Dhar
Co-Founder & Chair, South Asia Women Foundation & Senior Advisor, Jagori, India
Ritu
Trainer volunteer on gender from Haryana, Breakthrough
Sujin Lee
Youth Empowerment Program officer, National YWCA Korea
Charlie Acosta
High-Level Advocacy Chair of the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Hanbeet Rhee
Gender Equality Program officer, National YWCA Korea and Member of Youth Commission (representing Asia Region) World Council of Churches
Bipana Gurung
Member, Golden Z Club, Zonta Nepal
Neha Jalwania
Grassroot Researcher, Learning Hub at SEWA Bharat

HaNeul Hong
Organizational Innovation Support Program officer, National YWCA Korea 
Xenia Kellner
Co-Founder; Advocacy and Policy Coordinator, Youth Feminist Europe

 

Meet Our Co-hosts


 


I am Generation Equality


I am Generation Equality Stories



Bisilya Bhutto
Human rights activist, political
leader

I am generation equality because...
Maheshi Ramasamy
Principal Investigator for the Oxford
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trials

I am generation equality because...
Maine Mendoza
Filipino actor and supporter of women workers' rights

I am generation equality because...

Navya Naveli Nanda
Indian health tech entrepreneur and gender equality activist

I am generation equality because...
Michelle Stout
American technology executive and advocate of digital inclusiveness

I am generation equality because...
Nitya Rathi
13-year-old Indian gender equality and disability activist

I am generation equality because...

Zaak Garrett
American gender equality and LGBTIQ activist

I am generation equality because...
Anita Karim
Pakistan’s first professional mixed martial arts fighter

I am generation equality because...
Saraban Tahura Zaman
Bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights activist
I am generation equality because...

 


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