The Jakarta Post
A student of the University of Indonesia (UI), Catherine, was among the five winners of the 4th annual ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Youth Debate, held in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sept. 4 to 6.
The event, supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of State, was held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of US-ASEAN relations.
According to a press release, the competing students from each of the 10 ASEAN member states exchanged views on human rights issues in the region, including women's rights and environmental protection.
“Human rights is a crucial issue that needs to be discussed more often, especially by the youth,” said Catherine. “The AICHR Youth Debate was an opportunity for me to learn about and discuss various thoughts and perspectives on human rights issues in ASEAN with youth from all across the region.” (kes)