Strengthen youth engagement
MYAN WA provides a voice to the unique issues faced by young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, and ensures that they are integrated into the engagement platforms. We continue to work to strengthen youth engagement in policy making and advocacy. We have led a number of projects that enhance the skills of multicultural youth and amplify their voices and experiences in Australia.
On Saturday 28 November and Sunday 29 November, Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network of Western Australia - MYAN WA, Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia and 3 amazing Shout Out speakers headed off to Christmas Island to run the Christmas Island Youth Summit!
We ran two days’ worth of programs and workshops with young people aged 12 to 17 and the other group aged 18 – 25 years old.
You can read the 2020 Christmas Island 'Youth Taking Charge' Report and find out more about our adventure below.
Catalyst youth summit
On 4 September 2021, MYAN WA ran its third Catalyst Youth Summit. Twenty young people from multicultural backgrounds came together with 8 youth leaders to take part in the summit at Curtin University. Delegates presented to politicians and key stakeholders on some of the issues facing their community.
You can find out more and read the Catalyst 2021 Report below!