From our members

Adilur Rahman Khan and Rosemarie Trajano win Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and Rule of Law 2017
6 December 2017 12:35 pm

At the Franco-German Council of Ministers in April 2016, Germany and France announced the launch of an annual international Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. In 2017 the prize is being awarded for the second time to committed human rights defenders from around the world who have done outstanding work in [ Read more ]

From our Member CSRC, Nepal – Campaign of 16 days Activism Against Gender Based Violence
5 December 2017 5:33 pm

To mark the Global Campaign of 16 days Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the FORUM-ASIA member Community Self Reliance Centre (CSRC) has played a series of street drama on the topic of ending gender-based violence in Melamchi Municipality, Nepal. Click here to watch the video clip of the campaign.

From Our Member LICADHO, Cambodia – Report on ‘No Punishment, No Protection: Cambodia’s Response to Domestic Violence’
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As part of the Global Campaign of 16 Days Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which runs from 25 November to 10 December, FORUM-ASIA member Cambodia League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) is publishing a new report titled ‘No Punishment, No Protection: Cambodia’s Response to Domestic Violence’. It presents evidence of the failure [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report (November 2017)
4 December 2017 2:42 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly human rights report for November 2017. In November 2017, MASUM made 13 complaints before the National Human Rights Commission. During the month, eight replies and one update was made to National Human Rights Commission. Out of 13 regular fact findings and subsequent complaints; [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (November 2017)
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FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The November 2017 report focuses on the following: Resignation of the Chief Justice and Independence of the Judiciary Extrajudicial killings Death in jail Torture, inhuman treatment and lack of accountability Enforced disappearances Public lynching ‘Extremism’ and human rights High Court verdict on the [ Read more ]

From Our Member, Bytes for All, Pakistan – Statement: Blocking information channels can never be a solution, it is always a problem!
26 November 2017 2:54 pm

Islamabad, November 25, 2017: Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A) is extremely concerned over the complete information blackout in the country and demands the government to immediately restore unfettered access to internet, social media platforms, media channels and mobile services, where network shutdown is being imposed. Earlier today, in an unprecedented censorship move, Pakistan Electronic Media [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (October 2017)
3 November 2017 12:21 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The October 2017 report focuses on the following: Independence of the Judiciary under further threat Extrajudicial killings Deaths in jail Torture, inhuman treatment and lack of accountability Enforced disappearances Public lynching Criminalization of politics and violence Arrest and suppression on opposition party activists [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bytes for All, Pakistan – New Report on Internet Censorship in Pakistan: Findings from 2014 to 2017
20 October 2017 2:53 pm

Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A) and the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) project released a research report examining internet censorship in Pakistan. The report, titled “Internet Censorship in Pakistan: Findings from 2014 to 2017” is available Here. This study was conducted through the collection and analysis of network measurements from 22 ISPs in Pakistan [ Read more ]

From Our Members TAHR and Think Centre – Joint Statement of Asian Abolitionists on the 11th World Day Against the Death Penalty
12 October 2017 2:43 pm

There is increasing recognition among nation states that capital punishment is undesirable. The global movement for the abolition of the death penalty has grown significantly in the past decade, and a milestone was reached when the United Nations General Assembly voted on a moratorium in 2007. According to UN statistics, more than 150 States today [ Read more ]

From Our Members Pusat KOMAS and SUARAM, Malaysia – Joint Statement by Civil Society (and individuals) on Book Banning, Thought Control and Academic Meddling
11 October 2017 2:30 pm

We, the undersigned civil society organisations and individuals, register our gravest concern and strongest objection to a series of crackdowns on intellectuals from September 25 to October 3. These include the arrest of Turkish writer Mustafa Akyol, the harassment and persecution of Akyol’s host, Dr Farouk Musa of Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) and the banning [ Read more ]