From our members

From Our Member Globe International Center (GIC), Mongolia – Globe International Center has celebrated 20th anniversary
5 July 2019 10:59 am

Globe International Center has celebrated 20th anniversary Globe International Center (GIC), founded in 1999 to help sustain Mongolian democracy and civil society through spreading the power of information and knowledge, celebrated its 20th anniversary on July 5th, 2019. The goal of Globe International Center is to help the public to access information using all possible [ Read more ]

From Ruki Fernando of Our Member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – Death Penalty: License for Judicial Killings
1 July 2019 2:27 pm

Death Penalty: License for Judicial Killings By Ruki Fernando from our member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre Last year, on October 2, Iran executed a 24-year-old woman, Zeinab Sekaanvand[. Born into a poor and conservative family, she was married at the age of 15 to a man who had turned abusive and violent. She appealed to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), India – A six monthly brief on the human rights situation in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir (January to June 2019)
30 June 2019 11:49 am

FORUM-ASIA’s member Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) together with Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS)  publishes its six-monthly brief on human rights situation in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir. The first half of 2019 in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir (IAJK) witnessed continued and increased violence and heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following [ Read more ]

From Ruki Fernando of Our Member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – World Refugee Day and Refugees in Sri Lanka
20 June 2019 10:37 am

World Refugee Day and Refugees in Sri Lanka By Ruki Fernando from our member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre   June 20 is World Refugee Day, coinciding with a time Sri Lanka faces its most serious refugee crisis since 2014. Though not a party to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol, Sri Lanka is bound by [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Border Security Force and Border Guard Bangladesh meet in Dhaka, and killings by Border Security Force at bordering areas with impunity
18 June 2019 5:18 pm

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From Our Member Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan – Speech by Tolekan Ismailova, Chairman of Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan at the Seventh International Conference ‘Women at Peace Table – More Justice for All’
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Tolekan Ismailova, Chairman of FORUM-ASIA’s member Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan delivered a speech at the Seventh International Conference ‘Women at Peace Table – More Justice for All’ organised in Armenia. The conference was held in conjunction with the annual ‘Young Women’s Peace Award’ ceremony where the work of outstanding women peacebuilders was recognised and the important role of women [ Read more ]

From Our Associate Member Quill Foundation, India – CSOs, HRDs welcome NHRC meeting with civil society, human rights defenders
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PRESS STATEMENT CSOs, HRDs welcome NHRC meeting with civil society, human rights defenders  New Delhi, June 14 — Civil society groups and Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) from across India have welcomed the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) revival of its dialogue with civil society and Human Rights Defenders (HRDs). On Thursday, 13th June, the NHRC [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan – Situation of human rights defenders and legal prosecution
17 June 2019 6:04 pm

FORUM-ASIA’s member in Kyrgyzstan Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan released a report on the ‘Situation of human rights defenders and legal prosecution.’ The report highlights the intensifying persecution of human rights organisations and human rights defenders actively protecting the civil and political rights of citizens, ethnic minorities, religious practitioners and LGBTI groups in Kyrgyzstan. Activists and civil society, including representatives [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dignity – Kadyr-kassiyet (KK), Kazakhstan – Open Letter
10 June 2019 2:19 pm

To the Head of the Senate Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nazarbayeva Dariga To the Head of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr.Assanov Zhakip To the Minister of internal affairs of Republic of Kazakhkstan Mr.Turgumbayev Yerlan Following the mass arbitrary restrictions of rights and freedoms of the people by state representatives [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – HRCP demands parliamentary commission on Waziristan
29 May 2019 11:31 am

HRCP demands parliamentary commission on Waziristan Lahore, 27 May 2019. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is alarmed by the use of military force causing deaths of at least three Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) activists in North Waziristan. HRCP believes that this will further escalate tensions between PTM supporters and security institutions, consequently leading to [ Read more ]