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December 19, 2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Youth Volunteer Program (AYVP) is an ASEAN-initiated program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State. It promotes regional integration by enabling youth to participate in volunteer opportunities that build awareness about regional challenges.

Approximately 60 percent of the ASEAN population is under the age of 35. ASEAN has prioritized youth engagement under its Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint to encourage youth involvement and leadership in ways that contribute to personal development and benefit the ASEAN Community.

BUILDING SKILLS TO ENHANCE COMMUNITY

Acting Mission Director Carrie Thompson talks with participants at the Regional Policy Dialogue on Empowering Women Entrepreneur
November 5, 2014

Good morning. It is a great pleasure for me to be here today and to extend a warm welcome to everyone in this Regional Policy Dialogue. I wish to thank the ASEAN SME Working Group as well as the US-ASEAN Business Council for their support in organizing this meeting. I would also like to thank the speakers and resource persons from the public and private sectors and from international organizations for their participation today. They are giving their valuable time to share their rich experiences, good practices, and successes in the area of women’s economic empowerment to help us recommend a strong agenda for ASEAN in the future.

October 29, 2014

Being LGBT in Asia: the Indonesia Country Report provides an overview of LGBT rights in Indonesia including the effects of laws, policies, culture and social attitudes, and religion, based on research, consultation and the National LGBT Community Dialogue that was held in Bali in June 2013.This overview is followed by an examination of the Indonesia experience of prot

October 29, 2014
This report documents the presentations and discussions from the China National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Dialogue (August 16-18, 2013, Beijing), the Asia-China Transgender Community Roundtable (November 11, 2013, Beijing), as well as additional desk research.
 
The China LGBT Community Dialogue brought together participants from all over Mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan). Approximately 60 people participated in Day 1 of the Dialogue from 40 institutions and organizations, representing the full range of China’s LGBT community alongside representatives of the central government, the court system, universities, legal experts and legal-aid organizations and a broad range of civil society organizations. Over 140 participants took part in the next two days of Dialogue from a larger number of NGOs and CBOs from all over China. Ten transgender participants from across China and five transgender community experts from Hong Kong SAR, India, Nepal, the Philippines and Thailand too part in the China-Asia Transgender Community Roundtable. The Dialogue and Roundtable were jointly convened by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
October 29, 2014

The Being LGBT in Asia: Cambodia Country Report, produced by USAID and the United Nations Developme

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