School of Advocacy for Youth on Human Rights in Southeast Asia
SAY-HR-SEA is an initiative organized by ASEAN Youth Forum, Plan International Asia Pacific, and ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Indonesia. The program aims (1) to strengthen the engagement of AICHR with stakeholders and partners, particularly and especially Young Human Right Defender and (2) to raise the awareness of Young Human Rights Defenders, movements, and organizations about AICHR, and build their capacity in engaging and working with AICHR.
From this program, we hope to see Young Human Right Defenders (HRDs) have a better understanding about AICHR mechanism, laws, policies, and procedures; and Young HRDs gain knowledge, skills, and positive and critical attitudes about AICHR as a regional mechanism to promote, and protect their rights.
ACTIVITY I: ALL ABOUT AICHR
Friday - Sunday
7th, 8th, & 9th May 2021
3 - 5 PM (GMT +7, Jakarta / Bangkok Time)
- 3-5 PM: Bangkok, Jakarta, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, Vientiane
- 2.30 - 4.30PM: Yangon
- 4-6 PM: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bandar Seri Begawan, Manila
- 5-7PM: Dili
Online via Zoom
Open to Public (Youth, Human Rights Defenders, CSOs, Students, etc)
Delivery in English
Interpretation: Sign Language, Khmer, Burmese, Indonesian, Thai
In-house stand by psychologist: Mrs Yohana Domikus
ALL ABOUT AICHR: THE SESSIONS
Session 1: Regionalism, Human Rights, and AICHR
Friday, 7th May 2021, 3 - 5 PM (GMT +7, Bangkok Time)
Panelists: H.E. Yuyun Wahyuningrum (AICHR Indonesia), H.E. Jaime Victor B. Ledda (AICHR Philippines) & Atty. Ray Paolo Santiago (Ateneo Human Rights Center / Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism)
Moderated by Reylynne Dela Paz (Plan International Asia Pacific)
Present a discussion, knowledge, and insights about human rights institutions and mechanisms at the regional level. The session would take a theoretical approach on regionalism and human rights and legality of the institution. The session aims to present the context to which AICHR is born, including its opportunity and limitations as regional institutions.
Session 2: AICHR & Human Rights Issues in Southeast Asia
Saturday, 8th May 2021, 3 - 5 PM (GMT +7, Bangkok Time)
Panelists: H.E. Yuyun Wahyuningrum (AICHR Indonesia), H.E. Prof. Amara Pongsapich (AICHR Thailand), Jan Gabriel Castaneda (ASEAN SOGIE Caucus), Abel Vijayakumar (ASEAN Youth Forum)
Moderated by Me Me Zin Oo (ASEAN Youth Forum)
Present a knowledge and insights on various human rights issues in the region and how AICHR responded. The session would bring forth the diplomatic and geo political context of AICHR in responding to human rights issues. The session aims to present ways in which AICHR handle, respond, promote, and protect human rights of the right holders in ASEAN. It will also highlight case practices that can be replicated in the future.
Session 3: AICHR & People's Engagement
Sunday, 9th May 2021, 3 - 5 PM (GMT +7, Bangkok Time)
Panelists: H.E. Yuyun Wahyuningrum (AICHR Indonesia), H.E. Prof. Amara Pongsapich (AICHR Thailand), Hanung (FORUM-ASIA), Hazel Bitana (CRC Asia)
Moderated by Ruthra (ASEAN Youth Forum)
Present a discussion on how civil society and people in Southeast Asia can engage and leverage AICHR as a human rights mechanism in the region. The session would take advocacy aspects and channels within AICHR. It aims to present ways people and youth can leverage AICHR to push forward their human rights agenda. The session will highlight possible and “effective'' influencing channels and advocacy paths in AICHR. The discussion of strategies that youth can do and take shall also be included, especially bottom-up approaches and integration of regional-national-local level advocacy. The most important is how people and youth can simultaneously help the works of AICHR representatives while organizing their advocacy plan with AICHR.
ACTIVITY II: YOUTH PRESENTATIONS ON SEAYOUTH FESTIVAL
Selected youth will be prepared together and present their ideas, proposals, and recommendations on the advancement of human rights in Southeast Asia. The presentations will be included in the documentation in form of publication.
- Deadline to Apply: Sunday, June 6, 2021
- Application selection: until 14th June 2021
- Announcement: 16th June 2021
- Learning, Group Discussion, and Presentation Preparation: 21 June 2021, 28 June 2021, 4 August 2021, & 11 August 2021 (Every Wednesday, 7PM Bangkok/Jakarta Time)
- Presentation: International Youth Day on SEAYouth Festival 2021 (12-15 August 2021)
Selected youth are below
2. Thin Thazin (Myanmar)
3. Min Punia (Myanmar)
1. Inclusive Education for Children with Disability by Ruslina (Thailand) & Arie (Indonesia)
2. Better Education System for The Enforcement of Human Rights by Pascoela (Timor-Leste) and Nurdinah (Indonesia)
3. Freedom of Religion or Belief issues in ASEAN Member States by Cessie (Indonesia)
4. Deprivation of the Right to Life with the Involvement of Illegal Drugs and Political Interventions by Jamber, Marianne, and Aly (The Philippines)
5. Burma: The Story So Far by Min Punia and Thin Thazin (Myanmar)