From our members

From Our Members, India – National Convention in Solidarity with the Victims of Torture (24-25 June 2016, New Delhi, India)
4 July 2016 11:42 am

As the world observes June 26 in solidarity with victims of torture, the pervasive existence of torture within India is a crime deserving of the fullest condemnation and punishment.  Torture is a pervasive practice that has to be recognised as such and abolished immediately and completely. It goes against India’s international obligations and our Constitution [ Read more ]

From Our Member Maldivian Democracy Network, the Maldives – Seminar on Parliament Accountability
5 May 2016 11:55 am

On 6 May 2016 the Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) will be organising a seminar on parliament accountability and interactive meeting between MP Anara Naeem and her constituents, encouraging the voters to hold their MP accountable. The first of this series of workshops began in March, and a total of 10 workshops will be held with [ Read more ]

From Our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur Freedom Music Festival 2016
1 April 2016 2:18 pm

FORUM-ASIA member organisation SUARAM will be leading the Kuala Lumpur Freedom Music Festival, a one of a kind event engaging Malaysians on human rights issues and discussions through music, gigs and arts. The festival is meant to celebrate freedom of expression and engage the Malaysian youth to take positive steps in the struggle for human [ Read more ]

From Our Member NCJP, Pakistan – Press Release: Condemn the bombing in Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park, Lahore
29 March 2016 6:33 pm

The city of Lahore once again had to face the harsh and tragic outbreak of the extremist forces in a deadly and brutal attack on innocent families visiting the park to celebrate the spring season and the festival of Easter. A few days back the government took an initiative to declare Holi (Hindu festival) and [ Read more ]

From Our Member Law and Society Trust (LST), Sri Lanka – Recognizing the Struggle: State’s responsibility towards the Families of the Missing in Sri Lanka
17 March 2016 3:48 pm

Sri Lanka has a long history of enforced disappearances dating back to the 1970s yet no legislation has been put in place criminalizing the act or towards protecting the rights of the families of the disappeared. No Commission has been successful in providing the answers the families have been looking for. Almost all of them [ Read more ]

From Our Member SPARC, Pakistan – New Project to Support Skills Development for Vulnerable and Hard-to-Reach Women and Girls
15 March 2016 4:22 pm

With funding from the government of Australia, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has partnered with SPARC to support skills development for vulnerable and hard-to-reach women and girls using open and distance learning. Empowering women and girls to shape their own future has an incredible multiplier effect on economic growth that leads to increased prosperity not [ Read more ]

From Our Member Globe International Center (GCI), Mongolia – GCI and 22 NGO Believe Police Will Complete a Thorough Investigation of the Death of Famous Mongolian Journalist and Publicist
29 February 2016 5:16 pm

Over three months has passed since Luntan Bolormaa, a female journalist and publicist, was found dead at her home on the night of 21 November 2015. Bolormaa’s family members, friends, relatives, co-workers, the journalism community and the public are anxious for Police to investigate and report on her sudden death. Sources said that the National [ Read more ]

From Our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – 19th HRC Regular Session – Malaysia: Anifah Aman on Malaysian Human Rights: Truth or fiction?
29 February 2012 5:51 pm

Malaysian human rights organization SUARAM responds to the address of Mr. Anifah Aman, Minister for Foreign Affairs during the High Level Segment at the 19th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 27 February 2012. In his speech, Aman stressed the practice of moderation in Malaysia as well as the importance of constructive dialogue and peaceful [ Read more ]

From Our Member Suaram, Malaysia – Thailand: In solidarity with SP ” Drop all charges and Release SP Immediately! “
13 February 2012 9:33 am

Press Statement: 13 February 2012 Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is extremely concerned and calls upon for the immediate release of Somyot Pruksakasemsuk who was arrested on the 30th April 2011 as editor of the Voice of Taksin magazine and is currently being held at Bangkok Remand Prison, in Bangkok. He has been imprisoned without bail [ Read more ]

From Our Member HRCP, Pakistan – Deep Concern about Sindh University Situation
10 February 2012 10:12 am

Lahore, February 9: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned the recent developments at Sindh University where, following the killing of Professor Bashir Channar on January 2, unjustified action has been taken against protesting teachers. A statement issued by the Commission on Thursday said: “HRCP notes with alarm that the services of [ Read more ]