From our members

From Our Member Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC), Nepal – 336 Cases Of Violence Against Women And Girls Committed During Lockdown
21 May 2020 1:50 pm

19 May, Kathmandu. During this lockdown1, WOREC documented 336 cases of violence against women and girls from 33 districts2 of Nepal. In the previous week3 only, 83 cases of violence against women and children were recorded. Among the recorded cases, 198 cases are of domestic violence, 29 cases of social violence, among social violence 14 cases are [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bytes For All, Pakistan – Proposed Amendments to the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2020
15 May 2020 12:40 pm

Pakistan’s Draft Data Protection Bill 2020 in its current form is fraught with difficulties not just because of bad drafting (the sections and subsections along with cross references are not formatted at all) but also what appears to be an intentional attempt to hedge the law in exceptions and language, which will leave the door [ Read more ]

From Our Member Globe International Center (GIC), Mongolia – Globe International Center host Facebook live event for World Press Freedom Day 2020
6 May 2020 1:39 pm

GIC organized a Facebook live event on May 1st 2020 for World Press Freedom Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This day seeks to raise awareness about Press Freedom and commemorate the right of freedom of expression. In 2020, Mongolia is ranked in 73rd place in the World Press Freedom Index by RSF, dropping three [ Read more ]

From Our Member Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law (KIBHR), Kazakhstan –Combatting coronavirus threat in detention facilities of the Republic of Kazakhstan: revisiting the implementation of UN recommendations
17 April 2020 5:32 pm

Address by Kazakhstan Coalition of NGOs Against Torture Combatting coronavirus threat in detention facilities of the Republic of Kazakhstan: revisiting the implementation of UN recommendations Given the threat of coronavirus spread and the heightened risk of contagion between people isolated from the society in all places of deprivation of liberty, the Government of the Republic [ Read more ]

From Our Member Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law (KIBHR), Kazakhstan – Open letter to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan calling for improved protection of women at risk of domestic violence during the COVID-19 crisis
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Open letter to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan calling for improved protection of women at risk of domestic violence during the COVID-19 crisis 14April 2020 This letter is written on behalf of the Coalition of NGOs against Torture in Kazakhstan a structure which includes amongst its members human rights organizations, lawyers and forensic [ Read more ]

From Our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Protection of Migrants during COVID-19 Pandemic: Situation Analysis of RMMRU and Tasks Ahead
16 April 2020 5:54 pm

Online Press Conference on Protection of Migrants during COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Analysis of RMMRU and Tasks Ahead Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure protection and wellbeing of the migrants and members of their families RMMRU has been working tirelessly with the migrants at home and abroad. Through its hotline and telephone conversations [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dignity – Kadyr-kassiyet (KK) from Kazakhstan and Bir Duino from Kyrgyzstan – Anti-Extremist Policies in Russia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan. Comparative Review
14 April 2020 2:41 pm

This report ‘Anti-Extremist Policies in Russia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan. Comparative Review’ is produced by the Civic Solidarity Platform Working Group On Counter-Terrorism, Anti-Extremism and Human Rights, where FORUM-ASIA members Dignity and Bir Duino are part of. Anti-extremist legislation, as a comprehensive legislation in the sphere of state and public security, emerged in [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy(PSPD) and Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS), South Korea – Covid-19 : Call to suspend the sanctions against the DPRK
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Call to ease or suspend the sanctions against the DPRK that impede the response to COVID-19 31 March 2020 On March 25th (local time), the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted that “the G7, and all nations, must remain united in calling on North Korea to return to negotiations, and stay committed to apply [ Read more ]

From Our Members Law and Society Trust (LST) and INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – Releasing Prisoners to prevent spread of COVID-19 in prisons
1 April 2020 3:39 pm

26th March 2020 To: H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Hon. Jayantha Jayasuriya, Chairman of the Judicial Services Commission, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva, Minister of Justice Mr. T. M. J. W. Thennakoon, Commissioner General of Prisons Mr. Kalinga Indatissa [ Read more ]

International Women’s Day 2020: Good practices and lessons learnt from our members
22 March 2020 11:00 am

8 March is celebrated across the world as International Women’s Day. It is a day intended to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. A day also to remind all of the indispensable role the women’s movement, women’s rights organisations and individual women human rights defenders have and continue to play in [ Read more ]