MYAN hosts regular online national meetings and youth-led panel events as part of our policy, advocacy, youth leadership and sector capacity building work.
These meetings bring together critical perspectives in policy and practice with and for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds across Australia – settlement and youth service providers, young people, academics, policy makers, government and civil society.
They are important opportunities for national and cross-sector collaboration, sharing research initiatives and good practice, highlighting issues of concern and gaps in policy and service delivery and listening to the voices of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Australia.
National Meeting on Employment and Job Security
On Wednesday 10th March over 50 people from the youth, employment, and settlement sectors across Australia joined MYAN online for our first national sector meeting for 2021 – a consultation on Employment and Job Security.
There were some incredibly valuable insights shared on how COVID-19 is impacting insecure and precarious employment for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Cultural Identity and Disability: Diverse Perspectives from Young People
Monday 30th November
MYAN held a National Youth-led Panel on Monday 30 November 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm AEDST led by young people from diverse cultural backgrounds with lived experience of disability
Cindy, Grace, Markos, Varsha and Ash will be sharing their perspectives on cultural identity and disability as young people.
This panel was initiated and led by young people from CALD backgrounds with lived experience of disability. More notes on the event to be shared soon!
National Education Panel
Wednesday 4th November
MYAN hosted a national panel to put a national spotlight on education for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
The panel explored how these educational challenges are being addressed across Australia in policy and programming, in and outside the classroom.