ASEAN-Australia Relations

Hashtag movement: amplifying gender equality consciousness from youth and beyond

This op-ed is part of AASYP’s Digital Dialogues 2021, which is a programme that aims to provide a platform and forum for future leaders from across the region to contribute to the policymaking and diplomacy sphere by engaging in issues relating to Gender and Diversity, Green Recovery, and Emerging Economies. Youth today are tech-savvy and find …

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What Can You(th) Do to Prevent Child Trafficking

This article is part of AASYP’s Break the Chain 2021, which is a programme that highlights innovative solutions to modern slavery, human trafficking, and forced labour. This article was researched and authored by Break the Chain delegate Oviani. Children are all people under 18 years of age. They have the right to grow and develop, the right …

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“Levelling up” ASEAN-Australia diplomacy through eSports

This op-ed is part of AASYP’s Digital Dialogues 2021, which is a programme that aims to provide a platform and forum for future leaders from across the region to contribute to the policymaking and diplomacy sphere by engaging in issues relating to Gender and Diversity, Green Recovery, and Emerging Economies. While the power of sports …

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The Deforestation Crisis Down Under: Voices of Passionate Young People Need to be Heard

This op-ed is part of AASYP’s Digital Dialogues 2021, which is a programme that aims to provide a platform and forum for future leaders from across the region to contribute to the policymaking and diplomacy sphere by engaging in issues relating to Gender and Diversity, Green Recovery, and Emerging Economies. When people mention Australia, they …

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Reflections from Dao Nguyen, AASYP’s first Publications director and retiring Non-executive director

Back in the region after two years studying abroad in Europe, we spoke to one of AASYP’s founding team members – Dao Nguyen – about his proudest achievements at AASYP, where he’s going next and the legacy he leaves behind. How did your journey with AASYP start? Tell us about yourself. I joined AASYP in …

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The Negative Externalities of the Linguistic Convenience Industry

This article is part of AASYP’s first-ever “Break the Chain” programme which highlights innovative solutions to modern slavery, human-trafficking and forced labour. Must we understand every word? Given that modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labour (‘MS/HT/FL’) are industries requiring its victims to be in states of disempowerment, it is incumbent upon us to seriously reconsider the …

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We Are in This Together but Not in the Same Way: COVID-19 and Migrant Health Challenges in Thailand

This article is part of AASYP’s first-ever “Break the Chain” programme which highlights innovative solutions to modern slavery, human-trafficking and forced labour. COVID-19 pandemic undeniably acts as a game-changer to all, regardless of social class, nationality, gender, or belief. The more vulnerable the individuals in our community are, the more pronounced the impacts of COVID-19 they encounter. …

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The Need for Law Reformation and Increased Collaboration in Combatting Brunei’s Trafficking in Persons

This article is part of AASYP’s first-ever “Break the Chain” programme which highlights innovative solutions to modern slavery, human-trafficking and forced labour. In 2019 and 2020, Brunei Darussalam was on Tier 2 Watch List status in the United States (US) government Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, a downgrade from 2018. While this indicates that significant efforts helped …

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Call me a Worker, not a Slave: Domestic Servitude in Indonesia as a reflection on modern slavery

This article is part of AASYP’s first-ever “Break the Chain” programme which highlights innovative solutions to modern slavery, human-trafficking and forced labour. In ancient times, slaves worked for the interests of their masters who were generally landowners. They were forced to work and had no authority over themselves, or to even be sold or offered …

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