Youth: Open Space (Southeast Asia)

ASEAN Youth Forum (AYF) aims to accommodate the voices of young Southeast Asians. Being a platform to accommodate the voices of young Southeast Asians it has always been, we would like to announce that we are hosting the twelfth Youth: Open Space

Sunday, June 13th, 2021

02.00 - 03.30 PM (Bangkok/Jakarta Time)

Topic: Young and Queers in Southeast Asia

Co-hosts: Lars (Lao PDR), Peosamnang (Cambodia), and Naz (Brunei Darussalam)

Notes of Participation: Download (available soon)

In this Open Space and in the observation of Pride Month, AYF is providing a platform for youth to share their views and experience in regards to queer issues and queer community. We call the topic as Young and Queers in Southeast Asia. If you feel like having something to say about the topic or simply just want to hear from other youth in the region, feel free to join because we'd love to have you in this open space.

Key Driving Questions:

to be announced soon.

Session's Structure

The open space is designed for a very interactive session where there will be hosts that would moderate the leaderless discussion. It will take place via Zoom (please download Zoom App beforehand) and once the discussion is opened, the host will break the participants into smaller group so that eveyone can have equal opportunity to share and to voice out their mind and feelings. The discussion will last around 45 minutes. ASEAN Youth Forum will create an article and video output based on the discussion.


Sunday, June 13th, 2021

2PM - Bangkok, Jakarta, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, Vientiane

1.30PM - Yangon

3PM - Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bandar Seri Begawan, Manila

4PM - Dili


Any youth who

  1. are between 15-35 years old
  2. are a national of / living in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam.
  3. believe in the values of human rights, justice, democracy, and freedom


  1. Register here
  2. Participants will receive confirmation through email that contains zoom link details
  3. AYF will remind the participants about Youth: Open Space twice after confirmation email

you can address any question to