From our members

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Border Security Force and Border Guard Bangladesh meet in Dhaka, and killings by Border Security Force at bordering areas with impunity
18 June 2019 5:18 pm

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From Our Member Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan – Speech by Tolekan Ismailova, Chairman of Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan at the Seventh International Conference ‘Women at Peace Table – More Justice for All’
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Tolekan Ismailova, Chairman of FORUM-ASIA’s member Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan delivered a speech at the Seventh International Conference ‘Women at Peace Table – More Justice for All’ organised in Armenia. The conference was held in conjunction with the annual ‘Young Women’s Peace Award’ ceremony where the work of outstanding women peacebuilders was recognised and the important role of women [ Read more ]

From Our Associate Member Quill Foundation, India – CSOs, HRDs welcome NHRC meeting with civil society, human rights defenders
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PRESS STATEMENT CSOs, HRDs welcome NHRC meeting with civil society, human rights defenders  New Delhi, June 14 — Civil society groups and Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) from across India have welcomed the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) revival of its dialogue with civil society and Human Rights Defenders (HRDs). On Thursday, 13th June, the NHRC [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan – Situation of human rights defenders and legal prosecution
17 June 2019 6:04 pm

FORUM-ASIA’s member in Kyrgyzstan Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan released a report on the ‘Situation of human rights defenders and legal prosecution.’ The report highlights the intensifying persecution of human rights organisations and human rights defenders actively protecting the civil and political rights of citizens, ethnic minorities, religious practitioners and LGBTI groups in Kyrgyzstan. Activists and civil society, including representatives [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – HRCP demands parliamentary commission on Waziristan
29 May 2019 11:31 am

HRCP demands parliamentary commission on Waziristan Lahore, 27 May 2019. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is alarmed by the use of military force causing deaths of at least three Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) activists in North Waziristan. HRCP believes that this will further escalate tensions between PTM supporters and security institutions, consequently leading to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Protesting against enforced disappearances is not a crime
10 May 2019 5:02 pm

Press release Protesting against enforced disappearances is not a crime Lahore, 10 May 2019. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said that ‘the recent sit-in by the Shia Missing Persons Relatives Committee in hopes of finding out what has happened to their family members has not produced a satisfactory response on the part [ Read more ]

From our member PAHRA, the Philippines – Statement: We will not be silenced
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We will not be silenced by the disinformation being orchestrated by the Duterte government to stifle dissent. The recent report made by Philippine News Agency (PNA), citing the revocation of the registration of the six non-government organizations including the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its [ Read more ]

From Our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Labour Migration From Bangladesh 2018
2 May 2019 11:07 am

FORUM-ASIA’s member in Bangladesh Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) released its report ‘Labour Migration from Bangladesh 2018 – Achievements and Challenges.’ The report highlights the statistics related to migration in 2018, issues at the national and international levels, the roles of Bangladesh and civil society organisations, and recommendations. For a PDF version of the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bytes for All, Pakistan – Pakistan’s Internet Landscape 2018
22 April 2019 2:51 pm

  FORUM-ASIA member Bytes for All, Pakistan published the fourth edition of “Internet Landscape of Pakistan”. The report focuses on trends in local cyberspace related to key topics including internet access, censorship and privacy, cybercrime and hacking, child porn, blasphemy, fake news, e-commerce and fin-tech/branchless banking, among others. *** The fourth edition of “Internet Landscape [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Human rights forgotten in the election year: HRCP launches 2018 report
15 April 2019 12:10 pm

Press release Human rights forgotten in the election year: HRCP launches 2018 report Islamabad, 15 April 2019. At the launch of its flagship annual report, State of Human Rights in 2018, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has noted that, ‘in a year of general elections, it was inevitable perhaps that the progress and observation of [ Read more ]