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HRC 44 Side Event: Human Rights Situation in the Philippines – Civil Society Reactions to the UN High Commissioner’s Report
1 July 2020 6:28 pm

A webinar on ‘Human Rights Situation in the Philippines: Civil Society Reactions to the UN High Commissioner’s Report’ The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report on the Philippines revealed widespread human rights violations and persistent impunity in consonance with reports by most civil society organisations on what is happening in the [ Read more ]

Webinar: COVID-19 and the Need for Radical Changes in the Public Health System in South Asia
29 June 2020 5:37 pm

An online discussion on the ‘COVID-19 and the Need for Radical Changes in the Public Health System in South Asia’ South Asia is home to almost one-fourth of the world’s population, while South Asian countries spend less than four per cent of their GDP on health – only one-third of the world average public health [ Read more ]

ASEAN Community Virtual Summit 2020: Digital Press Conference
22 June 2020 5:16 pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold and the number of cases continue to rise, civic space and the standard of human rights in Southeast Asia have deteriorated. In conjunction with the 36th ASEAN Summit, civil society is carving out a space for themselves to convene, assess the human rights situation in Southeast Asia and [ Read more ]

ASEAN Community Virtual Summit 2020: Town Hall Meeting
4:53 pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold and the number of cases continue to rise, civic space and the standard of human rights in Southeast Asia have deteriorated. In conjunction with the 36th ASEAN Summit, civil society is carving out a space for themselves to convene, assess the human rights situation in Southeast Asia and [ Read more ]

Webinar: Rights to work and health – The plight of migrant workers and informal sector workers in South Asia
19 June 2020 1:07 pm

An online discussion on the ‘Rights to work and health: the plight of migrant workers and informal sector workers in South Asia’ As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold across the world, migrant and informal workers remain exceptionally vulnerable to the economic and labor market shocks of the pandemic. More than 40 per cent of [ Read more ]

Webinar: COVID-19, Debt and Inequality in South Asia – Restructuring the Financial Architecture for Public Sectors
5 June 2020 2:23 pm

An online discussion on ‘COVID-19, Debt and Inequality in South Asia: Restructuring the Financial Architecture for Public Sectors’ As States invest more in public services to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, indebted countries in the global south are struggling to deliver basic services due to budget deficit and insufficient financial resources. This webinar will present an [ Read more ]

Webinar: Business and human rights amid COVID-19 response ‒ Risks and protection of human rights defenders & ensuring their participation in recovery
28 May 2020 3:38 pm

An online discussion on ‘Business and human rights amid COVID-19 response: Risks and protection of human rights defenders & ensuring their participation in recovery’ Click here to register and secure a seat! The COVID-19 pandemic has not only created a global health challenge, but also increased pressure and risk on human rights defenders, journalists, environmental, [ Read more ]

Webinar: Protection of Women’s and Children’s Rights in COVID-19 – Responses from South Asian Countries
22 May 2020 2:49 pm

An online discussion on the ‘Protection of women’s and children’s rights in COVID-19: Responses from South Asian Countries’ Across the world, people have witnessed a spike in cases of domestic violence and how gendered norms of unpaid care work have been reinforced in the face of lockdowns–South Asia is no exception. What challenges and risks [ Read more ]

Webinar: Redefining and strengthening human rights activism and development work in the context of COVID-19 in South Asia
18 May 2020 3:41 pm

An online discussion on ‘Redefining and Strengthening Human Rights Activism and Development Work in the Context of COVID-19 in South Asia’ ‘Redefining and strengthening human rights activism and development work in the context of COVID-19 in South Asia’ discusses the impact of the pandemic on one of the most populous and densely populated regions in [ Read more ]

Webinar: Seeing the Invisible and Forgotten Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis
11 May 2020 4:31 pm

COVID-19, Peace and Human Security: SEEING THE INVISIBLE AND FORGOTTEN AMIDST THE COVID19 CRISIS Impact on Conflict-Affected, Displaced and Marginalised Communities, and on the Conflict Dynamics in the ASEAN Co-organised by FORUM-ASIA, Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Time: 2 – 4pm (GMT +7) Date: 15 May [ Read more ]