The increasing scale, scope and impact of youth-led climate movements around the world reminds us of the importance of their voices, power and agency. However, scant research has documented how girls and young women are challenging the shrinking civic space, using digital platforms and social media to amplify their voices and advocating for climate justice and social inclusion.

SEI and Plan International are undertaking a study on girls’ and young women’s climate activism in Asia and the Pacific. This research seeks to document their activism in demanding climate justice, with local case study examples highlighting lived experiences, knowledge and expertise of young female leaders the region. The research aims to understand and assess:

  • Emerging trends and patterns of girls and young women’s civic engagement and activism for climate justice and inclusive societies, including issues they are advocating for and barriers they are facing
  • The rising role of digital communication and social media tools and platforms in youth activism and engagement in the region, and how they can influence social change and promote gender equality
  • How girls and young women are using their voice and power to engage in decision making processes and the spaces they have created on climate justice.

To inform inform opportunities and avenues to support and amplify mobilization efforts of young female activists, we want to hear from youth in the region who meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as a girl or woman
  • Be between 15 and 24 years old
  • Be from or are currently living in Asia and the Pacific region (Afghanistan; American Samoa; Armenia; Australia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China; Cook Islands; Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Fiji; French Polynesia; Georgia; Guam; Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Iran (Islamic Republic of); Japan; Kazakhstan; Kiribati; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Macao, China; Malaysia; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Mongolia; Myanmar; Nauru; Nepal; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Niue; Northern Mariana Islands; Pakistan; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Russian Federation; Samoa; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Tajikistan; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Viet Nam)
  • Identify as a climate action advocate

Thank you for your participation.

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This is your opportunity to share your experiences in climate justice movements across Asia and the Pacific by taking the survey in the link or scan the QR code below. The survey closes on Sunday 2 October 2022.

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