Five highlights from the Case for Space conference in Bangkok
06 Dec 16
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Earlier this year, Restless Development, War Child and Youth Business International (YBI) published the Case for Space From Rhetoric to Action research. The research, which was carried out by 18 youth researchers, aims to better understand the conditions needed for young people to be part of and lead development.
For three days last week, young people from across the Asia-Pacific region met at the Case for Space Conference in Bangkok to discuss this topic and figure out how to make it happen.
We look back on some our highlights.
1. Stories of young people like Samira Hassan
Samira, a 17-year-old Singaporean-Bangladeshi, works with migrants in Singapore to help them claim their rights that are often denied.
From day one the event was reported on by young people. 12 skilled Youth Reporters covered issues from migrants' rights to gender-based hate speech online, using video, written analysis and exclusive interviews.
5. Bhawani’s story, creating space for Youth Power in Nepal
For Restless the event was a chance to shed light on Bhawani’s story. Bhawani’s parents didn’t want her to go to school. But she fought back and got her education. Now she’s a young leader in communities in Nepal, collecting data to help them rebuild their lives after the devastating earthquake in 2015.