From our members

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) , South Korea – Open Letter to the UN Security Council Members
21 March 2019 11:14 am

To : His Excellency Francois Delattre Ambassador of France to the United Nations President of the United Nations Security Council March 2019 Open Letter to the UN Security Council Members The peace process on the Korean Peninsula must go on 21 March 2019 We are 55 civil society organizations that act for peace on the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Women’s League of Burma, Myanmar – Documentary ‘URGE: Voices of Women from Civil War’
5 March 2019 5:45 pm

The documentary  ‘URGE: Voices of Women from Civil War’ was commissioned by the Women’s League of Burma to highlight how the conflict in Myanmar is impacting the lives of mothers, wives and families who have lost family members in the ongoing civil war in the country. The film documents the voices of seven women who are from [ Read more ]

From Ruki Fernando of Our Member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka –Families of the disappeared: Two years of protests, what must they do next?
4:59 pm

Families of the disappeared: Two years of protests, what must they do next? By Ruki Fernando from our member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre The biggest protest I had ever participated in or seen in Kilinochchi took place last week. It was organised by the Tamil families of the disappeared, to mark two years of roadside [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bytes for All, Pakistan – Rabat Plan of Action: Towards impactful implementation and reinvigoration
3 March 2019 4:55 pm

Islamabad, (March 3, 2019): Hate speech and its interaction with faith, race or nationality, is a tricky subject with regards to identifying the thin line between its legitimacy and unlawfulness. The reason lies in the absence of any standard definition of the hate speech. However, Rabat Plan of Action (RPA) 2012 provides more consensus guidelines [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – STATEMENT AGAINST WAR MONGERING & INCREASING LOSS OF HUMAN LIVES
28 February 2019 12:03 pm

STATEMENT AGAINST WAR MONGERING & INCREASING LOSS OF HUMAN LIVES Banglar Manabaqdhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), seriously note and strongly condemn the Indian air strikes and bombing in Pakistan villages beyond the Line of Control and Pakistani airstrikes at other side. We demand both governments of India & Pakistan to show justified restraint and avoid any [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – HRCP calls for restraint amid regional tension
27 February 2019 10:39 am

Press release HRCP calls for restraint amid regional tension 26 February 2019, Lahore. Following reports of India’s violation of Pakistani airspace, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm over the escalating tension between the two countries. In a statement issued today, HRCP has said that it ‘condemns the Indian incursion as a [ Read more ]

From Our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Intimidation against RTM by Press Secretary Unwarranted and Detrimental to Media Freedom
25 February 2019 11:41 am

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) welcomes the direction adopted by Minister for Communication and Multimedia, YB Gobind Singh on the complaints surrounding the failure to air minister speeches by RTM. In the past, the public’s trust in RTM and its contents were eroded due to decades of political patronage and biasedness towards the political power of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS), South Korea – Seoul Peace Prize to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Why should we feel embarrassed while they know no shame?
22 February 2019 11:49 am

In October last year, the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation chose Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, as the 14th Seoul Peace Prize recipient. The ceremony is to be held on February 22 and Modi is expected to visit Korea to attend the ceremony. We, South Korean civil society organizations, denounce awarding a ‘Peace [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – HRDs learning to use social media safely
15 February 2019 11:22 am

Press release HRDs learning to use social media safely Lahore, 15 February 2019. Amid growing fears of curbs on social media – especially on social media activists and journalists who have spoken out on subjects that receive little, if any, space in the mainstream media – the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly [ Read more ]

From Our Member LICADHO, Cambodia – HUMAN RIGHTS 2018: The Year in Review
14 February 2019 3:08 pm

Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), member of FORUM-ASIA in Cambodia, published its 2018 human rights review that illustrates an overview of human rights situation in the country including: political development and civic space; LICADHO’s impact on communities and land activists; statistics on human rights situation; LICADHO’s monitoring and protection [ Read more ]