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 ]
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.