From our members

From Our Member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report (March 2018)
3 April 2018 11:20 am

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly human rights report for March 2018. In March,  MASUM made 17 complaints before the relevant authorities and human rights institutions, especially National Human Rights Commission, during the month of March 2018. During the period 8 replies and 6 updates have been made to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (March 2018)
2 April 2018 12:19 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The March 2018 report focuses on the following: Status of the imprisoned opposition leader Hindrance to freedom of assembly and allegation of arrest Criminalisation of the ruling party Extrajudicial killings Inhuman treatment and lack of accountability of law enforcement agencies Repressive Information and [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace, Pakistan – Press Release: CCJP strongly condemns the inhuman treatment and killing of Suneel Masih by Hospital Staff
11:59 am

(30 March 2018) The sudden increase in incidents of violence and intolerance have reached an alarming level. The most recent is the incident of Suneel Masih a young Christian who was brutally tortured by the security guards and doctors at Services Hospital Lahore. Suneel succumbed to death due to the injuries inflicted on him after [ Read more ]

From Our Member Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia – Launch of Malaysia Racial Discrimination Report 2017
23 March 2018 4:49 pm

On 21 March 2018, Pusat KOMAS, one of FORUM-ASIA members in Malaysia, launched its Malaysia Racial Discrimination Report 2017. From its media scanning, the year of 2017 has seen an increase in incidences of racial discrimination in Malaysia. As the 14th General Elections is around the corner, numerous politicians from all sides, have resorted to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dalit Foundation, India-The lay of the land
21 March 2018 2:30 pm

The lay of the land Denial of land rights, benefits of land reforms, to Dalits and tribals is the primary cause of social tension and violence in Gujarat. Written by Martin Macwan  The problem of land ownership, as it is being framed after the self-immolation of Bhanubhai Vankar in February, covers less than even the tip of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Think Centre, Singapore – Civil society groups express concerns over breadth of Public Order Bill
14 March 2018 6:24 pm

Civil society groups AWARE, Function 8, HOME, Project X, Think Centre, and TWC2 have serious concerns about the Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill, which introduces wide-reaching police powers, including to potentially deploy lethal force and to stop communications, not just during terrorist attacks, but also during peaceful protests. The Bill goes far beyond [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Statement on the 7th March incidents of sexual harassment against women
10 March 2018 10:47 am

Odhikar deeply condemns the reported disgraceful incidents of sexual harassment of a number of women in different streets of Dhaka City allegedly by the ruling party activists, the day before International Women’s Day. It was reported that the attackers chanted the slogan ‘Joy Bangla’ from the procession while they sexually molested women and obstructed the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Odhikar Commemorates International Women’s Day 2018
9 March 2018 10:47 am

To commemorate International Women’s Day, Odhikar organised a discussion meeting at its office on 8 March 2018. Odhikar expressed its concern that violence against women is increasing alarmingly in this country, which has a detrimental effect on women’s human rights and political participation. On this day, Odhikar expresses solidarity with all the female family members [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report (February 2018)
7 March 2018 3:10 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly human rights report for February 2018. In February,  MASUM conducted 7 fact finding missions, and filed complaints before the relevant authorities and human rights institutions. Out of 7 fact finding missions and subsequent complaints; four about torture committed by Police, one about torture [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (February 2018)
2 March 2018 11:28 am

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The February 2018 report focuses on the following: Mass arrest of opposition party activists, indiscriminate cases filed, suppression and hindrance to freedom of assembly Internal conflict of the ruling party and attacks on ordinary citizens Allegations of extensive corruption Independence of the Judiciary [ Read more ]