International Youth Day special #APCRSHR10 Virtual session: Youth engagement for SRHR action in Asia Pacific

Join us on 10th August for a special #APCRSHR10 Virtual session to mark International Youth Day 2020, to hear from youth speakers across the Asia Pacific Region on their meaningful participation in political, economic and social life and processes to advance youth and adolescents sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Time; 12 noon Phnom Penh/ Bangkok/ Jakarta (1pm KL/ Singapore/ Manila | 5pm Fiji)

Co-hosted by 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR10)/ Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia (RHAC), and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia Pacific, a panel of Youth Advocates will be discussing their engagement in the local, national, regional and global processes towards improved sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for youth and adolescents across Asia Pacific.

  •  Waimarama Matena (New Zealand)
  • Sarah Elago, Congressperson, Philippine House of Representatives, the Philippines
  • Ni Luh Eka Purni Astiti (Eka), “Get Up Speak Out” (GUSO) Programme Youth Country Coordinator, Indonesia
  • Tamani Rarama, Coordinator - Secretary Fiji Youth SRHR Alliance (FYSA), Fiji
  • Min Thet Phyo San, Myanmar Youth Stars & member of YouthLEAD, Myanmar
  • Pratishtha Deveshwar, Inclusion and Accessibility Rights Advocate, India
  • Lakey Tshering, Social Advocate & YPEER International Coordinator, Bhutan
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In the wake of the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic situation, as per the announcement of the convenor and International Steering Committee members of the 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR10), the APCRSHR10 has evolved from an in-person conference to an ongoing virtual series: #APCRSHR10 Virtual.

On behalf of APCRSHR10/ Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia (RHAC) and CNS, we are delighted to share that #APCRSHR10 Virtual is being hosted every fortnight in the form of 14 online sessions - each of about 90 minutes duration - during June to December 2020.

#APCRSHR10 virtual features thematic online sessions with plenary speakers and top-ranking abstract presenters, among other insights and discussions around sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), COVID-19 impact and SDGs in the Asia Pacific regional context.

These online sessions are LIVE streamed every fortnight from June to December 2020 on Facebook page of APCRSHR10 and CNS too.

There is no registration fee to attend #APCRSHR10 Virtual, and all are welcome! Those who attend and actively participate in at least any 7 of the 14 APCRSHR10 virtual sessions will be awarded an online certificate of participation in APCRSHR10 virtual in January 2021.

#APCRSHR10 Virtual sessions are:
  • Hosted on Zoom connecting online participants with SRHR leaders in Asia Pacific:
  • Streamed on Facebook LIVE: |
  • Recorded and made available on other social media (YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram), APCRSHR10 and CNS websites
  • Processed into Podcasts (which will be available via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, aCast, TuneIn, BluBrry, PodTail, etc)
  • Feed into in-depth thematic articles (which get published via CNS syndication)
  • Feed into articles written by APCRSHR10 Media Fellows from several countries in the region


APCRSHR10/ RHAC and CNS teams
(APCRSHR10/ RHAC would like to thank and acknowledge the support of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to the ongoing APCRSHR10 Virtual series)