From our members

From Ruki Fernando of Our Member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – SRI LANKA: ‘People are scared of expressing themselves freely’
27 July 2019 2:32 pm

SRI LANKA: ‘People are scared of expressing themselves freely’ By Ruki Fernando from our member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre   In April 2019, more than 250 people were killed and hundreds injured in a terror attack in Sri Lanka that targeted three churches and three hotels. The following day, an emergency law came into effect, giving the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Awaz Foundation Pakistan: Centre for Development Services, Pakistan – Press Release: Post High Level Political Forum (HLPF) National Conference on Voluntary National Review (VNR) of Sustainable Development Goals held at Islamabad on Thursday dated July 25, 2019
25 July 2019 4:03 pm

Press Release: Post High Level Political Forum (HLPF) National Conference on Voluntary National Review (VNR) of Sustainable Development Goals held at Islamabad on Thursday dated July 25, 2019 We, the representatives of civil society from across Pakistan, gathered here at Islamabad for a post HLPF national conference on VNR and SDGs, congratulate the Government of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Equality Myanmar and Progressive Voice, Myanmar – Selection Process of New Commissioners for the MNHRC Must be Transparent and Inclusive
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Selection Process of New Commissioners for the MNHRC Must be Transparent and Inclusive 25 July 2019 We, the 24 organizations of the CSO Working Group on MNHRC Reform, call on the Selection Board to engage in a public, transparent and inclusive selection process to determine the next commissioners of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission’s [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dignity – Kadyr-kassiyet (KK), Kazakhstan– Will Kazakhstan become a law-abiding state, or will the witch hunt continue?
24 July 2019 1:51 pm

Copies: President of the Republic of Kazakhstan  K.K. Tokayev General Prosecutor of the Republic of Kazakhstan G.D. Nurdauletov  Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan  A.O. Shakirov Chairman of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan  K.K. Masimov Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan A.Zh. Shpekbayev Chair of [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), South Korea – One Year After the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Dam Collapse, Civil Society Call for Immediate Accountability and Redress
23 July 2019 5:57 pm

One year ago today, on 23 July 2018, Saddle Dam of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project in Attapeu Province, Laos, collapsed. The dam collapse unleashed a disaster with transboundary implications in which dozens of people were killed and thousands of residents were driven from their homes. We offer our thoughts and prayers for the 49 [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Quarterly Human Rights Monitoring Report
15 July 2019 1:33 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its quarterly human rights monitor report. The report documents different violations and looks at cases of: Extrajudicial Killings Enforced Disappearances Public Lynchings Violence Against Women Rape Sexual Harassment Labour Rights Freedom of Expression and Repressive Laws Political Repression and hindrance to Freedom of Assembly *** For a PDF version of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Accommodating Migration in Climate Change Adaptation
10 July 2019 5:34 pm

FORUM-ASIA’s member in Bangladesh Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) published a book entitled, ‘Accommodating Migration in Climate Change Adaptation: A GBM Delta Bangladesh Perspective’ co-authored by Dr. Tasneem Siddiqui, Md. Rashed Alam Bhuiyan, Mr. Prodip K. Das, Prof. Gobinda Chakraborty and Mr. Mahmudol Hasan. The book investigates the link between migration and climate [ Read more ]

From Our Member Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC), Nepal – National consultation on the “Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and platform for action (BPfA) +25”
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National consultation on the “Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and platform for action (BPfA) +25” The National consultation on the “Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and platform for action (BPfA) +25” was organized by WOREC in collaboration with NIWF on 10th July 2019 in the support of APWLD. The national consultation reviewed Women in Power [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Threats to Gulalai Ismail’s family must stop
8 July 2019 11:36 am

Threats to Gulalai Ismail’s family must stop  Lahore, 5 July. HRCP is seriously concerned over reports that activist Gulalai Ismail’s family has been threatened, allegedly by state agencies, in connection with her work as a human rights defender. HRCP urges the state to investigate the recent raid on Ms Ismail’s house in Islamabad, reportedly by a [ Read more ]

From Our Member Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC), Nepal – Minister Tham Maya Thapa expressed her commitment towards implementation of concluding observation of CEDAW committee
5 July 2019 2:44 pm

Minister Tham Maya Thapa expressed her commitment towards implementation of concluding observation of CEDAW committee Minister of Women, Children and Senior Citizens Tham Maya Thapa stated that the government is committed towards gender equality and the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. She expressed her commitment to formulate plans and policies for implementation [ Read more ]