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.
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.