[Fully Funded]
Deadline: 18 December 2021

The eighth U.S.-ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy (WLA) for YSEALI Regional Workshop is available to youth human right advocates from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. This fully-funded workshop will bring together 44 young leaders who are between the ages of 20-35.

The Academy is an avenue for young women leaders to advance their leadership skills, understand the importance of human capital development and civic engagement to support their work on human rights issues. This program also cultivates a network of young Southeast Asian women leaders who work across national borders, drive collective action and nurture a strong ASEAN identity and community.

This hybrid program will start with online activities and sessions from February-April 2022, tentatively followed by an in-person workshop scheduled for August 2022. The in-person workshop will depend on the pandemic situation at the time.


  1. YSEALI Member (Not a member yet? Register in YSEALI website!).
  2. Age between 20 – 35 (at the time of application and workshop).
  3. Citizen of: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, or Vietnam.
  4. If you are living outside of Southeast Asia you may apply for the workshop and join the virtual program. However, flights for the in-person workshop will only be covered for participants currently residing in Southeast Asia.
  5. Proficient in written and spoken English.
  6. Working on the below human rights issues, including advocacy for minority groups, with a minimum 3 years of relevant experience
    -Ethnic and religious minorities
    -People with disabilities
    -Indigenous communities
    -LGBTQI+ communities
    -Other professional or academic

Read details of the eligibility and how to apply here:

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