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4th Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy)
18 August 2016 9:38 pm

The Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia (GALA) Academy is a joint initiative by FORUM-ASIA, Asia Development Alliance (ADA), and Asia Democracy Network (ADN). Around 30 mid to high-level staff of Asian civil society organisations (CSOs) gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, from 10-17 August 2016, to strengthen their advocacy skills.

9th Regional Consultation of the Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI)
14 May 2016 12:00 am

The Regional Consultation of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) is an annual strategy and planning meeting of all ANNI members and partners. It took place in Jakarta, Indonesia from 12-13 May 2016, where around 25 participants from ANNI members and partners gathered to assess ANNI’s work in 2016.

The Struggles of Land and Environmental Defenders in Thailand: Challenges and Ways Forward
9 May 2016 4:00 pm

On 9 March 2016, FORUM-ASIA, Southern Peasant Federation of Thailand (SPFT), Community Resource Center (CRC), Amnesty International Thailand, Focus on the Global South, and Protection International organised a panel discussion in Bangkok, Thailand. The discussion deliberated on the challenges faced by land rights defenders in Thailand, and recommend more effective ways to ensure their safety.

FORUM-ASIA 25th Anniversary Event, Bangkok
8 January 2016 7:30 pm

On 8 January 2016, FORUM-ASIA celebrated its 25th anniversary in Bangkok, at the Pridi Banomyong Institute. Over the course of the event, participants reflected on what FORUM-ASIA achieved over the years, what lessons were learnt, and discussed priorities for the future. Click here to read the report of the event.

8th FORUM-ASIA General Assembly
7 January 2016 12:00 am

From 6-7 January 2016, FORUM-ASIA held its 8th General Assembly (GA) in Bangkok, Thailand. During the GA, FORUM-ASIA’s members elected a new Executive Committee and formally accepted the membership applications of 11 civil society organisations from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, the Maldives, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

ANNI Regional Conference 2015 – ‘NHRIs Today: On the Fence, At a Crossroads’
27 August 2015 3:00 pm

The ANNI Regional Conference 2015, ‘NHRIs Today: On the Fence, At a Crossroad’, took place on the 25-26 August 2015. The Conference was a stocktaking effort to examine the contemporary relevance of the Principles Relating to the Status of National Institutions (Paris Principles), and a forward-looking exercise to ensure and generate support for National Human [ Read more ]

Briefing with Mongolian Media
24 August 2015 3:23 pm

On 24 August 2015, FORUM-ASIA and its Mongolian members Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD) and Globe International (GI) met with the Mongolian press to discuss about the UN human rights mechanisms and Mongolia’s candidature to the UN Human Rights Council. Human rights situations of Bangladesh, Burma and Pakistan were also shared with the [ Read more ]

Workshop “Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Asia”
28 July 2015 11:29 am

The workshop “Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Asia”, was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 27 July 2015. The workshop was jointly organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Asia Democracy Network (ADN). It was attended by 30 participants representing 21 organisations. The event aimed to reflect on [ Read more ]

6th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum
6 December 2014 3:52 pm

More than 150 human rights defenders (HRDs) and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) from 22 countries across Asia, together with other regional and international partners, participated in the 6th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum held in Manila, the Philippines, on 3-5 December 2014, themed “Consolidation of HRD Protection Platforms Towards Stronger and Vibrant HRD [ Read more ]