Voices of Youth from Asia-Pacific | 2020

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At least 750 million of young persons live in Asia and the Pacific. Their active involvement, participation and voice is essential to achieve gender equality. UN Women’s Youth’s Voice is an open space for young people in the region to express themselves and contribute with their ideas and enthusiasm to build a fairer and more equitable world for all.

Lucky, Bangladesh

 Monday, December 21, 2020

Lucky, 18, fled to Cox’s Bazar in August 2017 from armed conflict in Rakhine State in Myanmar. Read more on her blog

Adwitya Taneja, India

Friday, August 21, 2020

Adwitya, a graduate student from India. She is an ardent supporter of women’s rights and intends to work in future for the promotion and protection of gender rights. Read more on her blog

Berta Antonieta Tilman Pereira. Photo: Maria Martins da Silva

Berta Antonieta Tilman Pereira, Timor-Leste

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Berta Antonieta Tilman Pereira, 28, is a Timorese feminist and researcher living in Dili, Timor-Leste Read more on her blog

Ankita Raj

Ankita Raj, India

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Ankita Raj, the founder of Greenhath Products who interested in entrepreneurship, quality education and women in public policy. Read more on her blog

Natasya Fila Rais. Photo courtesy of Natasya Fila Rais

Natasya Fila Rais, Indonesia

Monday, January 13, 2020

Natasya, a writer, actress, and podcaster; the owner of a podcast channel on self-love and women empowerment called Tasya Talks. Read more on her blog

Paquita Gadin Aulia Darmawan. Photo: Courtesy of Paquita Gadin Aulia Darmawan

Paquita Gadin Aulia Darmawan, Indonesia

Friday, January 3, 2020

Paquita Gadin Aulia Darmawan lives in South Tangerang city near Jakarta. She is a communication student at Binus University and plans to become a journalist. Read more on her blog

Harshita Mishra. Photo: Courtesy of Harshita Mishra

Harshita Mishra, India

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Harshita Mishra, a lawyer-in-training at a law firm in Bengaluru, Southern India. She is interested in women’s issues, sustainable development and legal technology. Read more on her blog