Report marks 25 years of the CRoC in Australia
The Australian Child Rights Taskforce have released a report 25 years after Australia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The report considers the progress for children across a number of key social policy areas and notes that while considerable progress has been made in protecting child rights in Australia, there are a number of entrenched challenges that still need to be addressed.
Read the full report here.
MYAN Election Platform
MYAN have released a Federal Election 2016 Policy Platform calling for leadership to build on the strength of young people’s diversity.
The platform identifies priority areas for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and recommends investment in programs that promote participation in education and employment.
Full details available here.
The MYAN (Australia) is the national peak body on multicultural youth issues – Australia’s only national voice representing the needs and interests of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Our vision is that all young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds can access the support and opportunities they need to be active citizens in Australian society.
National Youth Settlement Framework
Designed to support a targeted and consistent approach to addressing the needs of newly arrived young people settling in Australia. The NYSF works to ensure that young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds reach their potential as active citizens and contributors to Australian society.
The Framework provides conceptual and practical information as well as a set of supplementary resources. Read more.
The MYAN is a proud supporter of the Australian Human Rights Commission campaign Racism It Stops With Me.
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Read the June edition of the MYAN eNews - presenting multicultural youth issues and initiatives through a national lens.
Young refugee sharing stories of hope and achievement
Watch this story by Allan Clarke at online media outlet Buzzfeed, who reports on a group of inspiring young Australians in Western Sydney.