Who we are

#CubaDengarDulu is an initiative by youths, for youths to promote an empathetic approach to the freedoms of religion or belief and expression.

We focus on telling real life stories, sharing experiences, and offering diverse perspectives that are often ignored or dismissed in day-to-day discourse. In collaboration with ARTICLE 19 and Projek Dialog, we aim to produce and curate artistic content to instigate meaningful discussions.

Join #CubaDengarDulu on this journey to share and receive bold, vibrant, and enigmatic stories which reflect the colourful fabric of our community.

Cuba Pledge Dulu

The first 400 pledges will receive a free t-shirt designed by Pangrok Sulap

Open and meaningful dialogue is essential to promote inclusion and respect for diversity in Malaysia. In a time when heightened ethnic and religious tensions prevail, an empathetic approach to dialogue is needed, now more than ever. It is important to affirm our mutual respect and understanding for each other.

The campaign aims to provide a platform for youth to commit to building a more compassionate nation. Each pledge signifies an individual who has opened their hearts and ears to diverse perspectives, and collectively the pledges represent a community willing to act to ensure these voices are both spoken and heard. Together we can build a more inclusive society where every voice matters.

I pledge to practice empathy in speech and life (#CubaDengarDulu), inclusive of all people’s backgrounds, ethnicities, and opinions to the best of my ability. I hereby resolve to:

  • Reflect on my place in the society and how it both relates, and differs, to others;

  • Accept and embrace diversity in thoughts, experiences, and cultures; and

  • Get acquainted with the values of human rights and endeavor to respect the human rights of everyone around me.



What is freedom of expression?

To quote French philosopher Rene Descartes, “I Think, Therefore I Am.” The very ability to think and believe is paramount to the human experience. As such, it is important for the rights of every person to hold opinions and beliefs without interference, and to express those ideas in any way, shape or form.

Freedom  of expression is a tenet of human rights, which comes with its responsibilities as outlined under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and Article 10 of the Malaysian Federal Constitution Freedom of expression guarantees free spirited discussions, opinions and debates. No person shall be silenced, or stopped, by any other individuals or institutions with different understandings. After all--what is to be human, than to think freely?

Freedom of expression
Illustrations by @preetdraws
What is freedom of religion or belief?
Why should this campaign matter to me?
What are counter narratives?
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Mai Sembang