From our members

From Our Member Dalit Foundation, India-The lay of the land
21 March 2018 2:30 pm

The lay of the land Denial of land rights, benefits of land reforms, to Dalits and tribals is the primary cause of social tension and violence in Gujarat. Written by Martin Macwan  The problem of land ownership, as it is being framed after the self-immolation of Bhanubhai Vankar in February, covers less than even the tip of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Think Centre, Singapore – Civil society groups express concerns over breadth of Public Order Bill
14 March 2018 6:24 pm

Civil society groups AWARE, Function 8, HOME, Project X, Think Centre, and TWC2 have serious concerns about the Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill, which introduces wide-reaching police powers, including to potentially deploy lethal force and to stop communications, not just during terrorist attacks, but also during peaceful protests. The Bill goes far beyond [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Statement on the 7th March incidents of sexual harassment against women
10 March 2018 10:47 am

Odhikar deeply condemns the reported disgraceful incidents of sexual harassment of a number of women in different streets of Dhaka City allegedly by the ruling party activists, the day before International Women’s Day. It was reported that the attackers chanted the slogan ‘Joy Bangla’ from the procession while they sexually molested women and obstructed the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Odhikar Commemorates International Women’s Day 2018
9 March 2018 10:47 am

To commemorate International Women’s Day, Odhikar organised a discussion meeting at its office on 8 March 2018. Odhikar expressed its concern that violence against women is increasing alarmingly in this country, which has a detrimental effect on women’s human rights and political participation. On this day, Odhikar expresses solidarity with all the female family members [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report (February 2018)
7 March 2018 3:10 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly human rights report for February 2018. In February,  MASUM conducted 7 fact finding missions, and filed complaints before the relevant authorities and human rights institutions. Out of 7 fact finding missions and subsequent complaints; four about torture committed by Police, one about torture [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (February 2018)
2 March 2018 11:28 am

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The February 2018 report focuses on the following: Mass arrest of opposition party activists, indiscriminate cases filed, suppression and hindrance to freedom of assembly Internal conflict of the ruling party and attacks on ordinary citizens Allegations of extensive corruption Independence of the Judiciary [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace, Pakistan – Press Release: CCJP strongly condemns hate mongering behaviour of FIA authorities in Shahdara blasphemy case
28 February 2018 5:06 pm

(28 February 2018) – The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) an organization of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference strongly condemns the torture and inhuman treatment of Patras Masih and Sajid Masih by the FIA officials in Lahore. Such acts of viciousness and hate mongering behavior is a gross human rights violation while being against [ Read more ]

From our Member INSEC, Nepal – Human Rights Year Book 2018
20 February 2018 5:59 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Nepal, Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) published its “Human Rights Year Book 2018” which covers the period from January to December 2017. The report thoroughly documents cases of human rights violations in all seven provinces of the country. For a PDF version of this report, click here.

From Our Member Maldivian Democracy Network, the Maldives – Press Release: Police use of Disproportionate, Violent Force against Journalists and Demonstrators on 16 February 2018
19 February 2018 3:33 pm

We condemn in the strongest terms the conduct of the Maldives Police Service on 16 February 2018 by using excessive force to disperse demonstrators, especially the conduct against journalists covering the protests in the capital, Male’ City. The law enforcement, oversight bodies of the State, the Broadcasting Commission and the Maldives Media Council must investigate [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Statement: Demise of Asma Jahangir: A Tragic Loss for Human Rights Initiatives in South Asia and the World
13 February 2018 2:59 pm

Asma Jahangir with Kirity Roy (Founder Secretary of MASUM) Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) is dismayed by the sudden demise of Asma Jahangir in Lahore, after a cardiac arrest on 11 February 2018. Asma Jahangir was known for her commitments and involvement in the field of human rights, democracy, gender equality, peace and justice globally [ Read more ]