Celebrating International Youth Day

Encouraging the government and civil-society organizations to speak to youth rather than speak for youth was one of the key messages during UNFPA Indonesia’s International Youth Day seminar in Jakarta on Friday, 14 August.

Realizing Young People’s Potential: The Path to a Brighter Future

When Ayu Oktariani discovered that she was HIV positive in 2009, the mother-of-one refused to feel sorry for herself.“I was obviously surprised, but I didn’t get depressed,” explains the 28-year-old. “Instead, I was rather puzzled about it and wondered what I should do.” Read

Engaging Youth in the Policy-Making Process

Policy-related discussions involving young people in Indonesia should always take into account the diversity of Indonesian youth, recommends a new study developed by UNFPA in collaboration with the Youth Studies Centre (YouSure) from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM).