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From our member Equality Myanmar, Myanmar – Myanmar’s Corruption Commission Tops Regional Poll
7 December 2020 12:29 am

By ZAW ZAW HTWE 25 November 2020 Yangon – Among 17 Asia-Pacific countries, the Anti-Corruption Commission of Myanmar has gained the highest trust of its citizens, according to a report by Transparency International, a global coalition against corruption. The report said on Tuesday that Myanmar’s citizens expressed the highest trust in their anti-corruption body in all the [ Read more ]

From our associate member Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN) – Annual Report 2019-2020
6 December 2020 5:38 pm

  It is well known that Jcycn has been actively engaged in advocacy and campaign for the right of children and youth. The journey was initiated by a very young group of children below the age of 10 back in 1992 through the Jagriti Child Club. Our combat for social justice in Nepali society was [ Read more ]

From our member Law and Society Trust (LST), Sri Lanka – A Story of Change: South Asian Youth for Inclusive Development: Empowering Individuals; Strengthening Communities
5:25 pm

South Asian Youth for Inclusive Development: Empowering Individuals; Strengthening Communities (YIELD) was an action research that was implemented in India and Bangladesh from January 2018 to July 2020. In India, Misaal Foundation built a network of youth from minority Muslim communities and in Bangladesh, Bandhu Social Welfare Society built a network of youth from sexuality [ Read more ]

From Our Member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Malaysia – Suaram condems assassination of Iranian scientist as cowardly terrorism and calls for UN sanctions against State responsible
30 November 2020 4:18 pm

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser, 30 Nov 2020 SUARAM condemns the brazen assassination of Iran’s top scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and urges the UN to apply sanctions against the state responsible for carrying out this terrorist action. This act of international terrorism is a direct provocation for retaliatory action by Iran and a [ Read more ]

From Our Associate Member Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights (LILAK), the Philippines – Persisting Greed Amidst Tragedy: OceanaGold Philippines Inc
27 November 2020 3:38 am

Persisting Greed Amidst Tragedy: OceanaGold Philippines Inc by Shar Balagtas   Earlier one of our Tuwali women leaders called us – her voice shaking as she said, “Nakapasok na naman sila”. “Lima po sila.” On November 26, 2020, five oil tankers forced their way inside Barangay Didipio, a mining-affected community in Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya. The [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Violence against women on the rise amid COVID-19 and rampant impunity
25 November 2020 8:23 pm

  A Joint Statement by the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Asian Human Rights Commission, International Federation for Human Rights and Odhikar on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2020 BANGLADESH: Violence against women on the rise amid COVID-19 and rampant impunity Dhaka/Manila/Hong Kong/Paris, 24 November 2020: November 25 marks [ Read more ]

From Our Member Awaz Foundation Pakistan – Centre for Development Services, Pakistan – Trends and Dynamics of Gender-based Violence during COVID-19 in Pakistan
11 November 2020 9:18 pm

The novel coronavirus that first emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019 continues to impact the lives of people and is affecting all segments of the population across the world equally. Like in other countries, due to widespread of Covid-19 in Pakistan, owing to several restrictions imposed economically and socially, there is an exponential increase [ Read more ]

From Our Member Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), Indonesia – Minimal Reflection Diplomacy: KontraS’ Response to  the President’s Speech at the 75th UNGA Session
9 November 2020 7:19 pm

The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence [KontraS] wishes to respond to President Joko Widodo’s speech at the 75th UN General Assembly. In general, President Joko Widodo conveyed the pandemic situation and the state’s active involvement in diplomacy. Nevertheless, we believe that the president’s speech does not show an attitude consistent with what [ Read more ]

From Our Member Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) – Status of Selected Recommendations made to the Government of Maldives
6:42 pm

MALDIVES – STATUS OF SELECTED RECOMMENDATIONS MADE TO THE GOVERNMENT OF MALDIVES Updated information and suggested recommendations for the 36th Session of the Working Group for the UPR. Based on Stakeholder Submissions made jointly by Maldivina Democracy Network (MDN) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), & CIVICUS and the Asian Forum for Human [ Read more ]

From Our Member Right to Life Human Rights Centre (R2L), Sri Lanka – Correct Messaging is Vital to Fight Covid-19
6:35 pm

The sudden rise in the number of cases of Covid-19 has caused serious community concerns. Given the devastation that is being caused by the dangerous pandemic, prevention requires even more than eternal vigilance. Anything done to create complacency among the people works in favour of the virus. The art of war against this kind of [ Read more ]