I am passionate aboutThe key issue in enhancing engagement in the Asia-Pacific region is
understanding inequalities and addressing them through a framework that
empowers justice and development equally. I firmly believe a new framework
for change could be the solution to many issues we face globally. Inequality
is so high currently that it threatens the very existence of people from
small island developing nations (SIDS). I believe a new Development Justice
framework could be the solution to many challenges we face globally.
Movements have evolved and change is eminent, however we need people to
understand exactly the causes and be able to ensure sustainability of such
action. Governments in the Pacific have been extremely welcoming to new
models of change and I believe in introducing such concepts we will be able
to enable global movements. The climate movement in the Pacific that strongly
advocates for climate justice has been recognized and Pacific nations have
taken lead in global actions.
Progress has been tremendous in the Asia-Pacific region, however there is
much that needs to be done. I strongly feel that education on the
implications of the growing inequality and its impacts on developing nations
will bring forth a regional revolution.
Something that gives me great hope is knowing that young people are on the
fore front of most actions and this is very assuring, knowing that change is
ActionsAs the youngest board member with international civil society (AWID:
Association for Women's Rights in Development) looking at developing tools
for global action and capacity development. Having access to such global
spaces which rarely have young women on governance is incredibly powerful in
the long term. I believe being engaged in global decision making spaces such
as above have enable me to critically analyse strategies and be able to
ensure that young people are equally involved in the process.
The extensive outreach of regional and global organisations in igniting
action and just basic dissemination has been extremely powerful and impacts
are clear in many instances. Additionally, I have recently become involved in
the growing progressive religious movement globally that has been advocating
for social change, especially in terms of climate action. I believe we need
to be able to utilize as many tools of dissemination possible to bring to
attention what development justice means and the implications of global
inequality on the global south.
I am currently in a space with access to a number of regional and global
organisation and I believe in sharing best practices across spaces for