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FORUM-ASIA’s Participation in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (20-28th August 2015)
19 August 2015 2:38 pm

From the 20-28 August 2015 FORUM-ASIA will be involved in a range of activities in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Further information and updates will be shared through our website and social media in the coming days. National Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) Consultation on Protection Mechanisms On 20-21 August 2015 the Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD), [ Read more ]

The 8th Regional Consultation on Migration and Human Rights in ASEAN (17-18 August 2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
14 August 2015 6:57 pm

On the 17-18 August 2015 the 8th Regional Consultation on ASEAN and Human Rights – Migration and Human Rights in ASEAN will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Regional Consultation on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Human Rights is a yearly initiative of Southeast Asian civil society organisations (CSOs) led by [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA Meeting with Activists and Students from Patani
3 August 2015 2:30 pm

On Sunday 26 July 2015, FORUM-ASIA and some of its members from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal and the Philippines had an informal meeting in Bangkok with activists and students from Patani, a region located in the southern part of Thailand. The former Sultanate of Patani, which nowadays comprises the three Thai provinces of Pattani, Yala [ Read more ]

Workshop: Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Asia (27 July 2015, Bangkok, Thailand)
21 July 2015 2:47 pm

On Monday the 27th July 2015, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Asia Democracy Network (ADN) will jointly organize a workshop in Bangkok, Thailand on the Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Asia. The workshop is part of a series of events taking place in the region under the theme [ Read more ]

Interview with Adam Adli by the Malaysian Insider – “Activist Adam Adli seeks new possibilities at UN’s Geneva meet”
22 June 2015 4:42 pm

“Activist Adam Adli seeks new possibilities at UN’s Geneva meet”, article written by Deborah Augustin for The Malaysian Insider Link to the article: http://bit.ly/1H8o0cz Adam Adli Abdul Halim first made headlines in 2011 when he lowered a flag depicting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at a protest demanding academic freedom, when he was a [ Read more ]

HRC29 Side Event: Religion Meets Rights, Addressing Key Issues & Challenges at the Intersections of Rights in Asia, 16 June 2015
12 June 2015 3:43 pm

FORUM-ASIA, together with Bytes for All, Association for Progressive Communications, Global Partners Digital, the Internet Democracy Project, KontraS and ICT Watch, recently organised a regional consultation on “Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedoms in Asia” on 3-5 June 2015, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Over 140 people, comprised of experts, including the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion [ Read more ]

HRC29 Side Event: Malaysia – Freedoms Under Siege, 15 June 2015
12 June 2015 3:39 pm

Malaysia has been ruled by one political party, the National Front coalition, for 58 consecutive years. A steely determination by the ruling elite to hold onto power at all costs has seen Malaysia plagued by issues of authoritarian rule, spiraling corruption, poor governance, race politics and worsening human rights violations. In May 2013, Malaysia’s 13th [ Read more ]

The Gwangju Forum on the Future of Human Rights in Asia (16 May 2015)
15 May 2015 2:11 pm

The Gwangju Forum on the Future of Human Rights in Asia will take place on Saturday 16 May 2015 from 14:00-18:00 at the May 18th Memorial Culture Center in Gwangju Metropolitan City. It is a public event and open for whomever wants to attend. The event is co-organized by the Asian Forum for Human Rights [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA attending the Gwangju Asia Forum 2015
12 May 2015 6:49 pm

From 15-18 May FORUM-ASIA will be attending the Gwangju Asia Forum 2015. The Gwangju Asia Forum offers a platform for activists to share their experiences and discuss ways to strengthen the solidarity among people working for human rights, peace and the improvement of democracy in Asia. The Gwangju Asia Forum is organized every year by [ Read more ]

HRC28 Side Event: Political Transition, Democracy and Human Rights: The Experience in Burma and Sri Lanka
19 March 2015 5:15 pm