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 ]
10th Regional Consultation of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI)
10 March 2017 3:47 pm
The 10th Regional Consultation of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) took place on 7-8 March 2017 in Seoul, South Korea.The event was jointly organised by the FORUM-ASIA and its local member organisation, Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS). 25 participants from ANNI members and partners attended the annual event, which [ Read more ]
FORUM-ASIA 25th Anniversary Event in Geneva
20 November 2016 3:36 pm
On 16 November 2016, FORUM-ASIA, together with the Martin Ennals Award and the Right Livelihood Award, hosted a panel discussion on the 25th Anniversary of its founding and 10th Anniversary of its presence in Geneva, entitled ‘50 Years of the International Bill of Human Rights and 10 Years of the UN Human Rights Council – [ Read more ]
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 in 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.
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 ]