The Young Liberals and Democrats of Asia was a federation of liberal youth organizations and young liberal individuals in Asia, formally established in 2003. The organization was founded following the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats Young Leaders’ Workshop in 2002. This publication is a compilation of essays aided by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty. It was published on the fifth anniversary of YLDA’s establishment. The essays cover issues related to freedom in various regions such as India, Malaysia and the Philippines. The entire compilation is divided into three broad chapters titles ‘Education and Freedom of Expression’, ‘Asian Values and Human Rights’, and ‘Youth Empowerment and Participation’, and foreword by Siegfried Herzog.