PODA-Pakistan with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) organized a webinar to celebrate National Women’s Day on February 12, 2021. The aim of the event was to pay tribute to those brave women who, with their true essence, fight for women’s rights and the restoration of democracy.
Environment Ministry Should Stop Arresting and Harassing Forestry Activists February 9, 2021 – We, the undersigned groups, urge the Ministry of Environment to stop their campaign of harassment against local forestry activists and community members. On Friday morning, local officials working for the Ministry of Environment arrested five forestry activists who were wrapping trees in [ Read more ]
“Media dalang Racism” takes us for an emotional rollercoaster when it comes to fault finding. Are we racist? Who or what causes us to be racist? This short film produced by Pusat KOMAS show us the ways racism is perpetuated by the media we consume.
On SOJ’s statement at HRC46 Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra in his speech before the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council missed a very important point regarding “working domestic accountability mechanisms” in the Philippines — that the killings continue. What’s worse is that the domestic mechanisms have allowed such to continue with impunity, with [ Read more ]
Joint Statement – ASEAN: Regional process should be aligned with Myanmar peoples’ aspiration (Bangkok, 1 March 2021) ‒ ‘The ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AFMM) tomorrow should be utilised by ASEAN as an opportunity to take genuine and meaningful actions to call out the horrific acts of the Myanmar military and to explore a possibility to [ Read more ]
25 February 2021 We, the undersigned organizations, call on the United Nations Security Council and UN member states to urgently institute a coordinated, global arms embargo on Myanmar in response to the February 1, 2021 military coup that has deprived the people of Myanmar of the right to democratically elect their government. Our concerns are [ Read more ]
February 22, 2021 Re: Coalition of 22 Organizations Calls for New UN Human Rights Council Resolution to Protect Human Rights, Justice, and Accountability in Sri Lanka To the Member States of the Human Rights Council: We, the undersigned organizations, urge the Member States of the Human Rights Council to pass a strong resolution at the [ Read more ]
(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 23 February 2021) – The targeted killings of prominent Afghans must end immediately to enable a secure environment for all Afghan people, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). A United Nations convoy was attacked on February 11, killing five Afghan security forces members near Kabul. On February 10, at least [ Read more ]