Call for Applications for Scholarship for the Youth Forum - 7th APCRSHR

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Call for Applications for Scholarship for the Youth Forum


Objectives & Functions of the International Youth Steering Committee of the 7th APCRSHR:

  • To assist the screening of the international youth scholars and delegates of the conference;

  • To empower young people from both developing and developed countries to be effective advocates at the conference;

  • To coordinate international delegates in their areas for their presentation at the Youth Cultural Night;

  • To screen youth speakers/presenters to the Youth and Main Conference;

  • To promote youth participation and inclusion of youth issues in the mainstream conference agenda, in media generated from the conference, and in ASRHR programs and policies in general;

  • To assist young people's organizations in their areas to set their virtual Youth Hubs that will be streamed online;

  • To propose key advocacy messages to be used by young people participating in the conference and contribute to the development of the main conference ‘Concluding Statement’;

  • To facilitate increase of young people’s understanding of ICPD PoA and MDGs;

  • To facilitate collaboration with the main organizing committee regarding ASRHR issues at the conference; and

  • To gain international and individual commitments which promote youth leadership and ASRHR.

Criteria for the international youth committee members:

The members of the youth committee should meet the following criteria:

  • From a country in the Asia-Pacific region or areas;

  • Fluency in English;

  • Aged 16 – 24;

  • Frequent internet access (at least 4 days per week);

  • Ability to attend monthly online-conference calls from February 2013 to December 2013;

  • Commitment to a rights-based approach (including evidence-based information and services, condoms, sexual and reproductive rights, etc);

  • Skills and/or organizational capacity that is relevant to the committee;

  • Where applicable, permission from the organization you work with to contribute your time (approx 2-3 hours/ week) on a voluntary basis;

  • Motivation, creativeness, flexibility, and reliability.

Application process

To apply please fill up the online application form (LINK) and it must be written in English.

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