From our members

From Our Members People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), South Korea – Appeal for a Diplomatic Solution in North East Asia
26 September 2017 4:04 pm

Appeal for a diplomatic solution in North East Asia The Abolition 2000 members and affiliated networks listed below, representing peace and disarmament organisations from around the world, call on the United States and North Korea to step back from the brink of war in North East Asia, and instead adopt a diplomatic approach to prevent [ Read more ]

From Our Members Maldivian Democracy Network, The Maldives – Trial Observation of Individuals Charged for the Abduction of Maldivian Journalist Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla
20 September 2017 4:50 pm

Trial Observation of Individuals Charged for the Abduction of Maldivian Journalist Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla  20 September 2017   Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla, journalist, blogger and human rights defender, was disappeared on 8 August 2014. The Maldives Police Service established in 2016 that Abdulla was abducted. Three men have been charged with terrorism for the abduction. According [ Read more ]

From Our Members JSMP & HAK, Timor Leste – Statement of Solidarity for Rohingya Community
11 September 2017 3:59 pm

Statement of Solidarity for Rohingya Community from Timor-Leste We stand in solidarity with the Rohingya community who are currently facing death and suffering in Myanmar (Burma) Dili, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste For immediate release: 11 September 2017 For more information, contact: Celestino Gusmão, atino@laohamutuk.org, +670 7743 2621 Through this press release, we, the members of [ Read more ]

From Our Member NCJP, Pakistan – Press Release: Human Rights Violations with Rohingya Community in Burma/Myanmar
10 September 2017 12:23 pm

Throughout Asia religious and ethnic minorities are major victims for oppression and persecution. Recently the largest crisis in Myanmar/Burma in which as per the international organizations 120,000 Rohingyas have fled the conflict zone and are sheltered in Bangladesh. At least 20,000 people, including women and children are stranded in mountainous terrain between the countries without [ Read more ]

From Our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Media Statement: Stop Genocide – Push for Intervention Now
8 September 2017 3:25 pm

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) welcomes the decision by Khairy Jamaluddin to engage with the Myanmar embassy with regards to the persecution and killing of ethnic Rohingya in Rakhine, Myanmar. Given the urgency and gravity of the situation faced by Rohingya and others in Rakhine state at this present moment, it is of paramount importance for [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (August 2017)
1 September 2017 4:19 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The August 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 ‘Extremism’ and human rights Criminalization of politics and political violence Questionable activities of Election Commission [ Read more ]

From Our Member HRWG, Indonesia – Joint Stakeholder Report on Indonesian Civil Society Organisations on the List of Issue Prior to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers
28 August 2017 4:39 pm

FORUM-ASIA’s member from Indonesia, HRWG, along with Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia (Indonesian Migrant Workers Union), LBH Jakarta (Jakarta Legal Aid Institute), Jaringan Buruh Migran (Migrant Workers Network), Migrant Institute, Migrant CARE, Solidaritas Perempuan (Women’s Solidarity For Human Rights), LPBH FAS (Legal Aid and Awareness Institute of Prosperous Justice Forum), published their joint stakeholder report on Indonesian Civil Society Organisations’ Report on [ Read more ]

From Our Member NCJP, Pakistan – Press Release: Indrias Masih dies due to Poor Jail Conditions & Negligence
22 August 2017 12:21 pm

On August 13, 2017 Indrias Masih s/o Gulham Masih, 33 years old, accused under charges of lynching two suspected men during the Youhanabad attacks in March of 2015, died due to Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis. The family and community in general protested and demanded to the government to treat this incident as a murder case because his untimely death [ Read more ]

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 ]