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National Conference of Philippine Human Rights Defenders: ‘Enhancing Protection Mechanisms for Philippine HRDs!’
7 April 2016 11:36 am

From 6-8 April 2016, FORUM-ASIA together with its member organisations the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights (PAHRA) and the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is holding a National Conference of Philippine Human Rights Defenders: ‘Enhancing Protection Mechanisms for Philippine HRDs!’ in Quezon City, the Philippines. The conference aims to: discuss the difficult challenges [ Read more ]

Regional Consultative Campaign Meeting on the Abolishment of Death Penalty in ASEAN, Jakarta, April 22-23 2016
1 April 2016 11:42 am

The Indonesia Coalition on the Abolition of Death Penalty (ICADP) is organising a Regional Consultative Campaign Meeting on the Abolishment of Death Penalty in ASEAN. The meeting will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia on 22-23 April 2016. For this meeting, ICADP has invited representatives from civil society organisations (CSOs) coming from each ASEAN Member States, [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA Participation at the EU-CSO Forum, Brussels March 17-18 2016
30 March 2016 3:18 pm

Urantsooj Gombosuren, Chairperson of FORUM-ASIA and of the Centre for Human Rights and Development (CHRD), Mongolia and Evelyn Balais-Serrano, Executive Director of FORUM-ASIA, represented the organisation t the EU-CSO Forum held in Brussels, Belgium on March 17-18, 2016. The Forum is an annual gathering that brings together civil society organisations (CSOs) from both the international development [ Read more ]

Regional Consultation on the Implementation of Regional Plans of Actions (RPAs) on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) and the Elimination of Violence Against Children (EVAC)
25 March 2016 11:23 am

On 29-30 of March 2016 the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) will host a Regional Consultation on the Implementation of Regional Plans of Actions (RPAs) on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) and the [ Read more ]

HRC31 Side Event – From Recommendations to Reality: Implementation of Burma/Myanmar’s UPR Recommendations
16 March 2016 11:04 am

    Date: Wednesday, 16 March 2016 Time: 16:00-17:00 Venue: Room XXI, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Panelists: Eh Thaw, Karen Human Rights Group Poe Ngeal, Palaung/Ta’ang Women’s Organization Myo Win, Smile Education and Development Foundation Theinny Oo, Free Thinkers Moderator: Aung Myo Min, Equality Myanmar  

FORUM-ASIA Welcomes the New UN Special Rapporteurs Joint Report on the Proper Management of Assemblies
11 March 2016 3:21 pm

FORUM-ASIA welcomes the new joint report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, on the proper management of assemblies. Through this report the two United Nations Special Rapporteurs aim [ Read more ]

HRC31 Side Event – Pitting Expression against Religion in Asia
8 March 2016 10:42 am

Date:  8 March, 2016 Time: 14:30-15:30 Venue: Room XVIII, Palais Des Nations, Geneva The side event will discuss the report of the Special Rapporteur on Religion or Belief against the backdrop of a forthcoming study on violations in nine States in Asia to be launched at the 32nd Session of Human Rights Council. The side [ Read more ]

HRC31 Side Event – Human Rights Defenders in Asia: Protection in Practice
4 March 2016 6:58 pm

  As people working on the frontlines of human rights work, human rights defenders (HRDs) often face daunting risks in carrying out their daily activism and community engagement. We continue to witness brutal murders, enforced disappearances, torture, arbitrary detention, judicial harassment and intimidation against HRDs. They face threats from both state and non-state actors including [ Read more ]

HRC31 Side Event – Protection Needs of Human Rights Defenders Working on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
3 March 2016 12:04 pm

Title: Protection needs of human rights defenders working on economic, social and cultural rights – challenges and good practice Date/Time: Monday, 7 March 2016 • 13:30-15:00 Venue: Room 18 (XVIII), Palais des Nations, Geneva Human rights defenders play a critical role in securing the right to housing, pushing for adequate health care and ensuring community [ Read more ]

Panel Discussion – The Struggles of Land and Environmental Defenders in Thailand: Challenges and Ways Forward (9 March 2016, 9-12, FCCT Bangkok)
2 March 2016 5:28 pm

9 March 2016 – 9:00-12:00 at FCCT Bangkok (www.fccthai.com) Organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), the Southern Peasant Federation of Thailand (SPFT), the Community Resource Center (CRC), Amnesty International Thailand, Focus on the Global South, and Protection International Many human rights defenders in Thailand are systematically targeted. They are persecuted, [ Read more ]