From our members

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Government must not curb Students’ Solidarity March
29 November 2019 10:54 am

Press release Government must not curb Students’ Solidarity March Lahore/Islamabad, 27 November. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) deplores the government’s response to the Students’ Solidarity March, being held on Friday 29 November across cities and towns in Pakistan. HRCP is alarmed by reports that students supporting the march are being harassed, facing rustication [ Read more ]

From Our Member Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN), The Maldives – Press Release
27 November 2019 11:32 am

Press Release 25 November 2019 Regarding the calls within State institutions to ban Jamiyya Salaf We are deeply concerned over the recent discussions at the People’s Majlis and by Members of Parliament, regarding the banning of yet another non-governmental organisation (NGO), after the government unlawfully banned the Maldivian Democracy Network on 5 November 2019. We [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Statement on deporting of 60 accused person to Bangladesh
26 November 2019 1:54 pm

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From Our Member Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia – Learning other religion would decrease social discomfort
22 November 2019 5:25 pm

Pusat KOMAS is deeply worried with the character of Malaysian elections remorsefully becoming a sad market of decaying social values and toxic politics. Lack of understanding the virtuousness of different religion is the fundamental reason for the continuous exploitation of race and religion in the election domain, recently, at Tanjung Piai by-election which sees the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Idris Khattak likely forcibly disappeared
3:42 pm

Press release Idris Khattak likely forcibly disappeared Islamabad, 20 November. It has now been a week since human rights defender and political activist Idris Khattak was abducted, allegedly by unidentified persons in Swabi. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strong reason to believe that this abduction is a possible enforced disappearance, given that [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), South Korea – Hong Kong, Mourning the death of Chow Tsz-lok
9 November 2019 3:30 pm

Hong Kong and the Chinese government should stop the indiscriminate violence and establish an independent committee to investigate arbitrary police violence. We call on the Korean government to declare a position on the situation of human rights violations in Hong Kong. The current situation in Hong Kong is dire. The protests, which began in late March, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Alert (HRA), India – Demilitarize educational institutions of Manipur
5 November 2019 12:02 pm

Imphal / 1 November 2019 To, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Manipur Subject: Demilitarize educational institutions of Manipur Hon’ble Sir, We, the undersigned human rights defender and civil society groups, are deeply concerned with the report of a large number of Central Paramilitary Forces (CMPFs) and regular Army being transported and airlifted to Manipur. Such a [ Read more ]

From Our Member Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP), Timor-Leste – Committee A of the National Parliament gave consideration to the opinion paper of JSMP on the 2020 State Budget for the justice sector and will use this information when meeting with the relevant institutions
31 October 2019 5:02 pm

Press Release National Parliament 30 October 2019 Committee A of the National Parliament gave consideration to the opinion paper of JSMP on the 2020 State Budget for the justice sector and will use this information when meeting with the relevant institutions On Tuesday 29 October 2019 Committee A of the National Parliament had a meeting [ Read more ]

From Our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Impact of Migration on Poverty and Growth in Bangladesh
28 October 2019 4:21 pm

FORUM-ASIA member in Bangladesh, Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), published a book titled, ‘Impact of Migration on Poverty and Growth in Bangladesh’. Through panel surveys with more than 6,100 households over a three year period, the book analyses the impact of migration on poverty in Bangladesh. The research builds on earlier studies which concluded that [ Read more ]

From Our Member, Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), Indonesia – Indonesian Journalists Safety Committee meets Foreign Ministry to follow up the brutal shooting of Indonesian journalist
21 October 2019 4:17 pm

Representatives of the Indonesian Journalists Safety Committee on Friday, October 18, met Foreign Ministry’s director for the protection of Indonesian citizens, Judha Nugraha, to discuss the latest update from Veby Mega Indah, an Indonesian journalist who was hit by a bullet when she was covering a demonstration in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, on September 29. [ Read more ]