From our members

From Our Member Progressive Voice, Myanmar – Civil Society Calls On UN To Retain Myanmar’s Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun’s Accreditation To The UN
13 September 2021 1:04 pm

[Press Release] Civil Society calls on UN to retain Myanmar’s Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun’s accreditation to the UN, amid fears Myanmar people could be ‘robbed’ of their rightful voice’ by the military junta  [13 September 2021] UN Member States must ensure that the current Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations, Ambassador U Kyaw [ Read more ]

From Our Member Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights (LILAK), the Philippines – Unity Statement of the National Indigenous Women’s Gathering 2021 Under the Duterte Regime: Our Stories, Our Struggles, Our Resistance
3 September 2021 2:49 pm

Unity Statement of the National Indigenous Women’s Gathering 2021 Under the Duterte Regime: Our Stories, Our Struggles, Our Resistance

From Our Member Dignity-Kadyr-kassiyet (KK), Kazakhstan – Harrowing experience turns Zhaslan Suleymenov into activist for people with disabilities #BringHumanRightsHome
1 September 2021 5:20 pm

It was a cold January day in 2009. After a long bus trip from Nur-Sultan, Zhaslan Suleymenov was relieved to finally arrive in Russia. He was there to visit a medical facility for a specialist treatment. Many years before, he had fallen at work and sustained a spinal injury, needing a wheelchair. That night, he [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan – Internet Landscape of Pakistan 2020
21 August 2021 11:29 am

Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A) has released its regular annual report on “Internet Landscape of Pakistan 2020”, that meticulously maps Pakistan’s internet landscape alongside covering digital trends and their impact on socio-economic developments as well as challenges and threats in the digital age during 2020. The report also looks at the impact of ongoing COVID-19 [ Read more ]

From Our Member Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Cambodia – Campaign Calling for the Release of Cambodian Activists and HRDs
12 August 2021 2:08 pm

The Cambodian government has unleashed a campaign to attack, jail and convict Cambodia’s environmental defenders and social activists who have raised warnings over issues like waste management, sand dredging, and deforestation, as well as labour and political rights. In the run up to International Human Rights Day, FORUM-ASIA member LICADHO will advocate each week for [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dakila, the Philippines – Statement on the Philippines’ State of the Nation Address 2021
10 August 2021 9:45 pm

Dakila, our member from the Philippines, published an active vista statement about the state of the Nation address 2021. 𝗗𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗟𝗔 – 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗩𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁: 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗱𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗳 𝗮 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗯𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗱 This year marks the last year of the Duterte administration and today, President Duterte will deliver his last State [ Read more ]

From Our Member WOREC, Nepal – Training for the Gender-based violence (GBV) service providers
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WOREC, our member from Nepal, in partnership with UNFPA, organised 3-days province-level case management training for the Gender-based violence (GBV) service providers. The training, which was conducted on 18th, 19th and 20th July, aimed to support GBV service providers in improving their understanding of and capacity in case management for survivors of GBV using the [ Read more ]

From Our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Campaign: Why We Need IPCMC?
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From 2001-2020, SUARAM, our member from Malaysia, documented only three cases where actions were taken against police officers responsible for deaths in custody. With 12 deaths in custody recorded this year alone, SUARAM is having a call to action so that the IPCMC ensure cases of deaths in custody stop! The need to create an [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – A Joint Statement by Odhikar and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
9:12 pm

Odhikar, our member from Bangladesh, has published a joint statement with the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH): BANGLADESH: Investigate deadly factory fire, compensate victims Dhaka/Paris; 13 July 2021: Bangladeshi authorities should conduct a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation into a deadly fire, make the findings of the investigation public, and prosecute all those responsible, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bir Duino, Kyrgyzstan – Press Release: The day of remembrance of human rights defender Azimzhan Askarov
25 July 2021 7:25 pm

25 July 2021 is the first anniversary of the death of human rights defender Azimzhan Askarov, who did not live to see a fair hearing of his case by an independent and impartial court and died in colony No. 47. He was 69 years old. The human rights community calls on the country’s authorities to [ Read more ]