From our members

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Pakistan – Education: A Pathway to Convergence – A Review of Syllabus Books Taught in Pakistani Public Schools 2017-2018
13 September 2018 5:55 pm

FORUM-ASIA member National Commision for Justice and Peace (NCJP) from Pakistan published the sixth edition of their research on the education system in Pakistan, which includes policy making, curriculum and the textbooks taught at schools across the country. To download a PDF version of this report, click here.

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Report: Curbs on freedom of expression in Pakistan
12 September 2018 4:33 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan recently launched a fact-finding mission report titled ‘Curbs on freedom of expression in Pakistan’. The report looks at the interference of the state in the work of journalists – including reporters, editors and anchors – working for both print and broadcast media in Pakistan. *** For a PDF [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (August 2018)
4 September 2018 10:57 am

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The August 2018 report focuses on the following: Hindrance and Attacks on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Interference on Freedom of Expression Repressive Laws Political Violence State Repression Public Lynching Acts of Corruption Situation of Workers’ Rights Neighbouring States Violence against Women Hindrance to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh – statement on the eve of International Day for the protection of persons from enforced disappearances
30 August 2018 11:15 am

All incidences of enforced disappearances should be properly investigated to ensure justice and rule of law: ASK’s call to mark the International Day for the protection of persons from missing and enforced disappearances [30 August 2018, Dhaka] 30 August is the International Day for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance[1]. On the eve [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (July 2018)
8 August 2018 2:53 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The July 2018 report focuses on the following: Hindrance to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression Extrajudicial killings Public lynching and death in jail Enforced disappearances Freedom of the media Repressive laws Prison conditions Workers’ rights Promotion of Child Marriages by the [ Read more ]

From Our Member PODA Pakistan – Election Observation Preliminary Report of the General Elections 2018
2:42 pm

PODA Election Observation Preliminary Report  General Elections 2018 7th August, 2018 (Islamabad):  On behalf of Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA) a team of 56 election observers (34 women and 22 men) observed 2018 General Elections in 20 districts of Pakistan including Bahawalnagar, Chakwal, Dera Ghazi Khan, Dadu, Ghotki, Hyderabad, Islamabad Jamshoro, Jacobabad, Jhelum, Khanewal, [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Pakistan – A Report on the Religious Minority in Pakistan
7 August 2018 3:30 pm

The alarming increase in incidents of violence based on faith and the discriminatory attitudes of police and administration in the year 2017 suggests that the religious minorities in Pakistan have little to hope for in the year 2018. Published by FORUM-ASIA’s member National Commision for Justice and Peace (NCJP), this ‘Human Rights Monitor 2018 – A [ Read more ]

From Ruki Fernando of Our Member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – DISAPPEARANCES IN SRI LANKA: 500 DAYS OF PROTESTS
6 August 2018 12:27 pm

Ruki Fernando of our member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre met with female activists who had been attacked or intimidated by the Sri Lankan authorities due to their work on disappearances, and visited the families of the disappeared who have been protested for more than 500 days in Vavuniya. Ruki recounted the struggles and challenges faced by [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Statement: 3 years completion of Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh 2015
1 August 2018 11:27 am

Statement on 3 years completion LBA 2015 Still persona non grata 30.07.2018  The plight of enclave dwellers and the status of erstwhile enclaves in India is something that rarely catches the attention of the media and is therefore an issue that few know or understand.  Succeeding to Partition in 1947, a number of enclaves were [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Alert, India – Press Release: Supreme Court questions CBI director Alok Kumar Verma for lack of progress in EEVFAM case
31 July 2018 5:59 pm

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Kumar Verma was grilled by the Supreme Court for lack of progress in the investigations in the EEVFAM case, today afternoon at court no. 3. The Attorney General tried to justify the delay but did not cut much ice when the bench confronted him with the timeline, prepared [ Read more ]