Youth Rights Ambassador
The Youth Rights Ambassador initiative is part of AYF’s efforts to further youth advocacy on human rights issues that is relevant to the organization and also for the organization to gain new knowledge to build strategies that can assist in the continuity and sustainability of the organization to advocate for youth rights. The rights that are being focussed are:
The reasoning behind the focus on these rights are because the first two rights are inherent to AYF’s function as an organization that significantly values the voices and perspective of youth and advocates for such to be taken into account in the policy-making spaces. The third right is due to the fact that we are living in a time of climate crisis where all of us are collectively required to act to mitigate the effects to the planet and our livelihoods.
The initiative allows for 3 selected youths who are part of AYF’s existing network to be directly facilitated to participate in regional and international events where discussions on such rights are held amongst a variety of stakeholders. The level of participation for each Youth Rights Ambassadors includes delivering interventions and asking critical questions based on Asean Youth Forum’s existing advocacy materials and the concerns of youths within ASEAN Youth Forum’s network.