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There are growing trends in social and economic inequalities in the South Asian region. Among them, gender based inequalities resulting from narrow mindsets shaped by the archaic social, political and economic structures and gender stereotypes are widely observed. More than often not, this has been the case, be it within one’s own family, the field of education, workplace or even public spheres. It is our belief that the youth can defy the existing oppressive social, political, economic and cultural structures and adopt a novel approach towards an equitable just society, with the right platform to learn and engage themselves. Bearing this thought in our mind, our youth at IYAP Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka initiated the regional initiative: South Asian Regional Dialogue on Gender (In)Equality.


Our objective is to promote a collaborative space to build conversations amongst the youth from South Asian countries to voice their perspectives on gender inequality and to be informed on different perspectives.

Who Involved

  • 5 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  • Global Coordination Team
  • Country Directors
  • Country membership