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BURMA – Burmese women speak up for peace to mark Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday
30 June 2010 11:11 am

Burmese women in Thailand are making their voices heard for the sake of peace in Burma to mark democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's 65th birthday today. (19 June 2010, The Nation) Burmese women in Thailand are making their voices heard for the sake of peace in Burma to mark democracy icon Aung San Suu [ Read more ]

BURMA – Burmese women speak up for peace to mark Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday
11:11 am

Burmese women in Thailand are making their voices heard for the sake of peace in Burma to mark democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday today. Burmese women in Thailand are making their voices heard for the sake of peace in Burma to mark democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday today. Suu [ Read more ]

CAMBODIA – Companies sign up to protect human rights
11:04 am

At least 25 businesses last week signed an agreement of principle to ensure that their companies don't violate the rights of workers or the public. (Source: 18 June 2010, VOA News) At least 25 businesses last week signed an agreement of principle to ensure that their companies don't violate the rights of workers or the [ Read more ]

CAMBODIA – Companies sign up to protect human rights
11:04 am

At least 25 businesses last week signed an agreement of principle to ensure that their companies don’t violate the rights of workers or the public. The agreement was signed during the first-ever meeting between the private sector, civil society, diplomats and government officials that was aimed at promoting human rights in business. The agreement contained [ Read more ]

PHILIPPINES – Rights group challenges new president to run after torturers
10:46 am

Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and relatives of political prisoners/detainees join the other members of UATC or the United Against Torture Coalition Philippines and the freedom from torture advocates worldwide in commemorating the International Day in Support of Torture Victims by challenging P-Noy (President-elect Benigno S. Aquino III) to release all political prisoners/detainees who are most often also victims of torture and to prosecute [ Read more ]

Human Rights Award goes to FORUM-ASIA member PVCHR director
24 June 2010 12:00 pm

The City Council decided at its yesterday ( 23.6. ) session, 16 to give human rights prize of the city of Weimar in 2010 , Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi of the Indians. Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi has been working 15 years for the rights and interests of the Dalits (members of the lower caste), primarily in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. [ Read more ]

Human Rights Award goes to FORUM-ASIA member PVCHR director!
23 June 2010 12:00 pm

The City Council decided at its yesterday ( 23.6. ) session, 16 to give human rights prize of the city of Weimar in 2010 , Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi of the Indians. (Source: Weimar, 24 June 2010) The City Council decided at its yesterday ( 23.6. ) session, 16 to give human rights prize of the [ Read more ]

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (Hong Kong, 15-16 June 2010)
15 June 2010 3:18 am

According to Internet World Stats, with over 780 Million Internet users, Asia Pacific is already the region with the largest online population. Yet the penetration rate for Asia is only at around 20%, which signals continued rapid growth ahead. Building on the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals, and the mandate given at the Second [ Read more ]

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (Hong Kong, 15-16 June 2010)
3:18 am

According to Internet World Stats, with over 780 Million Internet users, Asia Pacific is already the region with the largest online population. Yet the penetration rate for Asia is only at around 20%, which signals continued rapid growth ahead. (Source: rIGF.ASIA) According to Internet World Stats, with over 780 Million Internet users, Asia Pacific is [ Read more ]

Professor Kwak elected to be the Superintendent of Seoul education office
3:13 am

A member of Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS), Kwak No-Hyun, representing civil society and human rights organisations, has been elected on 3 June 2010 to be the new Superintendent of Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education. He was a commissioner and secretary general of National Human Rights Commission of Korea and Advisory Council of Jurists [ Read more ]