Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN)

The Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) the national voice on multicultural issues and is auspiced by CMY. It was established in 2005 in response to an identified need for a national advisory and advocacy network on multicultural youth issues.

The MYAN engages in national policy and advocacy work. It also supports a national approach to youth settlement through the development of multicultural youth advocacy networks at the state and territory level.

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The MYAN engages in a range of activities to achieve its goals. These include:

  • Promoting the needs and issues facing young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in the broader youth and settlement sectors and delivering sector development activities with these sectors where appropriate.
  • Supporting policy and program development in relation to multicultural youth (issues) through the development of policy papers and submissions, and engaging in dialogue with government.
  • Supporting the development of a multicultural youth specialist approach in each state and territory through a range of capacity building activities.
  • Providing a mechanism for information sharing on issues related to young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and the youth and multicultural sectors.
  • Promoting good practice in working with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
  • Promoting diversity and anti-racism initiatives, including positive images of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Visit the MYAN website for more information.

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