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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 ]

Regional Consultation on the State of Freedoms of Assembly, Association, Expression and Religion on the Internet in Asia
8 October 2017 4:40 pm

On 4-6 October 2017, FORUM-ASIA, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4All), and Global Partners Digital organised a regional consultation in Bangkok on the State of Freedoms of Assembly, Association, Expression and Religion on the Internet in Asia. The Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of [ Read more ]

Public Event ‘Asia Once Again More Dangerous for Human Rights Defenders’, in Bangkok, Thailand
19 July 2017 4:23 pm

On 17 July 2017, FORUM-ASIA organised the public event ‘Asia Once Again More Dangerous for Human Rights Defenders‘  at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) in Bangkok. During the event the new publication ‘Defending in Numbers – Silencing the Voices of Asia 2015-2016‘ was officially launched, while speakers reflected on overall trends and findings [ Read more ]

Public Lecture by Mr. Michel Forst, UN SR on HRDs, in Bangkok, Thailand
28 May 2017 5:57 pm

On 27 May 2017, FORUM-ASIA together with the Asia Centre, organised a public lecture by Michel Forst, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, entitled ‘The Future of Global Human Rights Discourse: Trends & Challenges’. The lecture analysed the contemporary human rights challenges linked to his mandate, and it was [ Read more ]