From our members

From our Member, Law and Society Trust, Sri Lanka – New Paper on Prosecuting War-Related Rape and Sexual Violence Against Women in Sri Lanka
7 August 2017 12:04 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Law & Society Trust published a new paper: Prosecuting War-Related Rape and Sexual Violence Against Women in Sri Lanka. The paper draws on feminist perspectives of these questions and contestations to highlight some of the challenges for feminist activism in relation to prosecuting such crimes against women through a judicial mechanism in Sri [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (July 2017)
2 August 2017 1:16 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The July 2017 report focuses on the following: Extra-judicial killings Death in jail Torture, inhuman treatment and lack of accountability of law enforcement agencies Enforced disappearances Public lynching Political violence Election Commission and future elections Hindrance to freedom of assembly Interference on freedom [ Read more ]

From Our Member Equality Myanmar, Burma/Myanmar – Annual Report 2016 (July 2017)
28 July 2017 11:15 am

FORUM-ASIA’s member from Burma/Myanmar, Equality Myanmar, published its annual report of the year 2016. The report focuses on the “Stories of Change” from the prominent human rights defenders in Myanmar, its programme overview throughout the year, and its financial information. For the PDF version of this report, click here.

From our member Maldivian Democracy Network, Maldives – Arbitrary Arrests, Use of Excessive Force, Violence Against Journalists, Members of Parliament and the Public and Disregard for Legal Boundaries by the Maldives Police Service
27 July 2017 4:37 pm

(27 July 2017) – We condemn the recent actions by members of the Maldives Police Service and call on the police to remain within the ambits of the Constitution and the laws at all times. On the 26th July 2017 we have observed that the police deployed around the rally venue of the Maldivian Democratic [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – “Slap on the Wrist: Impunity for Human Rights Violations against Santal Community Members in Bangladesh”
25 July 2017 12:17 pm

FORUM-ASIA’s member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, together with FIDH and Asian Human Rights Commission published a joint report entitled “Slap on the Wrist: Impunity for Human Rights Violations against Santal Community Members in Bangladesh”, based on a fact-finding mission conducted by Odhikar from 19-22 November 2016. The report focuses on a series of attacks against members of [ Read more ]

From our Member, KontraS, Indonesia – Press Release on the Amendments of the Mass Organisations Laws
14 July 2017 10:54 am

Press Release – Regulation in lieu No. 2/2017: Government Insecurity of the Mass Organization and Sovereignty The Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS) strongly protest with the establishment of the Regulation in lieu No. 2/2017 regarding the alteration of the Law No. 17/2013 regarding Mass Organization. This Regulation in lieu already shown [ Read more ]

From our Member, MASUM, India – Fact Finding Mission Report on Protests and Police Atrocities in Darjeeling
12 July 2017 11:16 am

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) released a preliminary report of the fact finding mission conducted in Darjeeling and adjoining areas in May and June 2017. The mission assessed the situation in the area of the Darjeeling hills after the Gorkha Jana Mukti Morcha (GJMM) and other organisations demanded for separate statehood. [ Read more ]

From our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Malaysia: Singaporean Activist Deported, Barred from Workshop
23 June 2017 4:34 pm

Kuala Lumpur, Paris, 23 June 2017: The Malaysian government must immediately lift the travel ban imposed on Singaporean activist Han Hui Hui, FIDH and its member organisation Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) urged today. FIDH and SUARAM condemn the Malaysian authorities’ decision to deport Ms. Han back to Singapore and prevent her from participating in a [ Read more ]

From our Member HRCP, Pakistan – HRCP Condemns Attack on Asma Jahangir’s Associates in Courtroom
2:38 pm

Lahore, June 22: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned an attack by scores of lawyers on renowned lawyer Asma Jahangir’s associates inside a courtroom in the Lahore High Court. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP denounces in the strongest possible terms the assault on Asma Jahangir’s associates. [ Read more ]

From our Member SPARC, Pakistan – Certified Training on Child Rights Defenders
16 June 2017 6:16 pm

FORUM-ASIA member SPARC from Pakistan is organising a three-day training on child rights from 25 – 27 July 2017 in Islamabad. This training is designed to discuss the roles and responsibilities of the social activists and volunteers working for the promotion, protection and implementation of child rights. For more information, click here.