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Human rights defenders in the face of COVID-19
16 June 2020 3:57 pm

A human rights lens puts everyone in the picture to ensure that no one is left behind in the worst public health crisis in a generation. And human rights defenders are paving the way forward towards more resilient and inclusive societies. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the dangers for human rights defenders. By protecting human rights defenders, [ Read more ]

International Women’s Day 2020: Good practices and lessons learnt
5 March 2020 4:41 pm

8 March is celebrated across the world as International Women’s Day. It is a day intended to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. A day also to remind all of the indispensable role the women’s movement, women’s rights organisations and individual women human rights defenders have and continue to play in [ Read more ]

#100FacesforHumanRights Campaign
9 December 2019 2:29 pm

On 10 December it is International Human Rights Day. A day to commemorate, celebrate and highlight the importance of human rights. The day is set on 10 December to honour the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), arguably the first global articulation [ Read more ]

8th Asian Human Rights Defenders Forum
11 October 2018 4:41 pm

On 26-28 September 2018, FORUM-ASIA, together with its member organisations, Komisi untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasan – KontraS and Yayasan LBH Indonesia organised the 8th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum in Bali, Indonesia. The general objective of the Forum is to have improved protection of Asian Women/Human Rights Defenders by connecting them [ Read more ]

A public lecture with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
20 August 2018 12:11 pm

On 20 August 2018, FORUM-ASIA held a public lecture with the United Nations Special Rapporteur, Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, on the state of freedom of religion or belief in Asia. During the lecture, Mr. Shaheed gave an informative analysis of the current state of freedom of religion or belief in Asia, which is one of the [ Read more ]

Post-Mortem for Cambodia Democracy: The “Elections” and Hun Sen’s Dictatorship
2 August 2018 12:02 pm

On 2 August 2018, FORUM-ASIA held an event together with Human Rights Watch, International Commission of Jurists, National Democratic Institute – NDI, and ANFREL – Asian Network for Free Elections on ‘Post-Mortem for Cambodian Democracy: The “Elections” and Hun Sen’s Dictatorship’ at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand – FCCT. During the event, speakers discussed [ Read more ]

11th ANNI Regional Consultation in Kathmandu, Nepal
7 March 2018 11:34 am

On 6-7 March 2018, the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) held its 11th Regional Consultation in Kathmandu, Nepal. The event was co-organised with FORUM-ASIA, which holds the Secretariat of ANNI, and Nepali member, the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC, Insec Human Rights Library). The event brought together over 20 participants representing [ Read more ]

Global Advocacy Learning Programme on Human Rights and Development
25 November 2017 3:39 pm

On 19-25 November 2017, FORUM-ASIA facilitated the Global Advocacy Learning Programme on Human Rights and Development in Bangkok, Thailand. 22 human rights and development activists joined the programme, sharing their country-specific experiences, exchanging knowledge and skills on human rights and development in Asia region.

ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) 2017
14 November 2017 2:42 pm

From 10-13 November 2017, the ACSC/APF 2017 took place in Quezon City, the Philippines. A thousand civil society activists and human rights defenders from all countries in Southeast Asia came together to discuss and reflect on the state of human rights, peace and democracy in the ASEAN region.

The Southeast Asia Freedom of Religion or Belief Conference
7 November 2017 11:19 am

On 7-8 November 2017, the third annual Southeast Asia Freedom of Religion or Belief Conference was held in Manila, the Philippines. The aim was to provide a platform where representatives from civil society, religious groups and key policymakers can have greater understanding of the right to freedom of religion or belief, available tools for advocacy, [ Read more ]