Community Stories

Sharing insights from communities around Asia-Pacific

Tiger Widows of Sundarbans

Sundarbans, pride of Bangladesh, is the home of the magnificent rarely seen Royal Bengal Tiger. Now, the tigers that roam through the vast mangrove forests are coming into closer contact and conflict with humans, and attacks are on the rise.

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Resilience Through Dialogue: Building Shared Values in Sri Lanka

By educating young Sri Lankan adults in humanistic values, Values4All aims to build better understanding between communities.

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The Philippines

Creating Spaces for Peace: An Online Home for Indigenous Narratives in Mindanao, Philippines

Appreciating the beauty of his culture at an early age, Rodel Sugan has also felt the double-edged sword of his indigenous heritage, and his deep understanding of discrimination now informs his work to counter hate speech and violence online.

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The Philippines

Bad Eggs: Beating Misconceptions and Disinformation in Cotabato, Philippines

As one of the hosts of Kapit Bisig, an online series designed to combat disinformation about the pandemic, former youth worker Jow Salik is helping steer communities in Mindanao towards the truth

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Thailand

Giving Voice To Young Hearts in Thailand

Young Moves’ program manager Thaksin Bamrungthai strives to elevate youth voices across Thailand, a diverse country whose young people face different challenges in each region.

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Malaysia

Malaysian Filmmakers Seek To Tackle Extremism

Veteran reporting duo help counter extremism in Malaysia through compelling storytelling.

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Bangladesh

Human “Books” Build Empathy in Bangladesh

The Human Library Bangladesh promotes intimate conversations with diverse subjects as a key to unlock empathy and counter discrimination.

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Young people in Thailand’s different regions have vastly different needs. The regional brain drain drawing young people to the center saps talent and passions that could be harnessed to address local problems. Youth rights, the environment, and promoting peace are high-priority issues.

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