YMCA Secretaries Basic Training Course 2020 organized virtually

The bi-annual Basic Training Course (BTC) for the YMCA Secretaries of the APAY brought together eleven young professionals from 10 countries of the AP region. The BTC 2020 is significant because the training is organized virtually, perhaps for the first time in BTC's history! For two weeks, participants joined online for two and a half hours starting from November 8 -22. Another experience of the “new normal” of the COVID19 era as countries have travel restrictions and precautionary measures to combat the COVID19 pandemic...

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APAY invites the members of YMCAs to participate in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

The Gender Equity Committee (GEC) meeting was held virtually on November 25, at 4 PM HKT, attended by nine members, including the General Secretary of APAY. The meeting was presided by the newly elected chairperson Dr. Meerha Hahn...

 

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ICF held Two Sessions of Thematic Workshop on the Intersection of Religion, Gender, and Human Rights

ICF held the first two out of four sessions of the Virtual Thematic Seminar-Workshops on the Intersection of Religion, Gender, and Human Rights on November 19 and November 26, 2020, with over 30 participants from more than eight countries...

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We only have one planet

We only have one planet. We should all do our part to ensure that it’s protected by combining our ways of living with a deeper respect and understanding of what nature provides. The nature provides us foods, natural resources and cleans air in the beginning. But as human, we have been consuming more than what we need. We are following the modern ways of living, invention to high technologies and materials. We rarely consider whether the materials we use are what we ‘need’ or simply what we “want”. We use materials without regard for the effects of our consumption to the future generation...

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Tourism, Climate Change and Travel the YMCA way

The travel and tourism industry has a high climate and environmental footprint, requiring heavy energy and fuel consumption and placing stress on land systems. Flights taken to reach tourist destinations cause more CO2 emissions than all local activities combined, with severe consequences for climate change. It has been estimated road and air travel to destinations contribute over 70% of the total carbon footprint of each trip...

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APAY e-News November 2020

 

1. YMCA Secretaries Basic Training Course 2020 organized virtually

2. APAY invites the members of YMCAs to participate in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

3. ICF held Two Sessions of Thematic Workshop on the Intersection of Religion, Gender and Human rights

4. We only have one planet

5. Tourism, Climate Change and Travel the YMCA way