AAYLF Team

The silence of domestic violence: ASEAN-Australia combating Violence Against Women and Girls

AAYLF delegate from Australia Kay Singhalath explores the role of communities in Violence against Women and Girls.   Khetsavanh, a 26-year-old coffee farmer from Sekong Province, southern Laos, came from a poor family, went to lower secondary school and soon after she got married to her husband. She experienced domestic violence for a while, and …

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The transnational challenge of terrorism and violent extremist narratives

AAYLF delegate from Australia Monika Istanto explores terrorism and violent extremist narratives within the ASEAN-Australia region. Back in 2018, a series of terrorist attack killed 28 people and left dozens more injured in Surabaya. The bombings were carried out by three separate families who seemed to lead a healthy life. The events left a worrying …

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Nudging the ASEAN way: considering a new behavioural economics unit in South East Asia

AAYLF delegate from Australia Clancy O’Donnell explores centralised behavioural economics within the ASEAN region.   The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a globally successful multilateral institution, capable of fostering consensus between member states to tackle wicked problems across the Indo-Pacific region. But with ongoing fiscal pressure and a range of strategic issues vying …

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