Our Events

[Event] Cambodia as ASEAN Chair: Prospects for Human Rights in 2022
25 November 2021 1:54 pm

  Date: Friday, 2 December 2021 Time: 9.30 – 11.00 AM (GMT+7) Register here: l.forum-asia.org/ASEANWeb21 Live via: Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter Already plagued by the crippling effects of COVID-19 in the region, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been dealing with the violent military coup in Myanmar. General Min Aung Hlaing’s vicious military coup [ Read more ]

[Event] Myanmar: The Role of Journalists Fighting for Democracy and Freedom of Expression
15 November 2021 4:55 pm

Date: Friday, 19 November 2021 Time: 2– 3.30 PM (GMT+7), 1.30 – 3.00 PM (GMT+6.30) Register here: bit.ly/MyanmarDiscussion Live via: Zoom Nine months have passed since the military seized control of Myanmar’s from the elected government in early February in Myanmar and declared themselves “the caretaker government” with Min Aung Hlaing as a prime minister to rule [ Read more ]

[Event] Afghanistan Under a Taliban: Public Opinion and Future Democracy & Human Rights
5 November 2021 4:19 pm

Date: Tuesday, 9 November 2021 Time: 10.00 – 11.30 AM (GMT+7), 12.00 – 1.30 PM (GMT+9) Register here: l.forum-asia.org/AfghanSpecialSession Live via: Zoom Asia Democracy Network (ADN) and FORUM-ASIA have been closely monitoring the situation in Afghanistan since the takeover of the government by the Taliban regime. In just over two months, the twenty years of effort to [ Read more ]

[Event] ACSC / APF 2021 Plenary Session: Failed Promises: A CSO Assessment on ASEAN’s Response to the Militarisation and Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia
13 October 2021 12:14 pm

Date: Friday, 15 October 2021 Time: 1.00 – 2.15 PM (GMT+7) Register here: l.forum-asia.org/ACSCAPF21 Live via: Zoom   This year’s ASEAN Civil Society Conference / ASEAN Peoples’ Forum eclipses a challenging era for the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) as it deals with the spillover effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the worsening crisis in Myanmar. Eight [ Read more ]

[HRC48 Side Event] Civic space obstructed: Singapore’s fundamental freedoms through the lens of the UPR
24 September 2021 1:47 pm

  Date: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 Time: 13:30 – 15:00 (CEST, Geneva) / 18:30 – 20:00 (ICT, Bangkok) / 19:30 – 21:30 (SGT, Kuala Lumpur/Singapore) Register here: l.forum-asia.org/HRC48SG Live via: Zoom, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube   Singapore’s government has continued to arbitrarily restrict the peoples’ rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association. Singapore [ Read more ]

[HRC48 Side Event] Human Rights Crisis in Myanmar: Eight months after the attempted coup d’état – Updates from the ground
17 September 2021 3:59 pm

Date: Wednesday, 22 September 2021 Time: 13.00 – 14.30 CEST / 18.00 – 19.30 Bangkok time Register here: l.forum-asia.org/HRC48MyanmarEvent Live via: Zoom, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube More than eight months on after the Myanmar military initiated a coup d’état, Myanmar people continue to resist the Military’s attempts to seize power in the country. Civil servants, [ Read more ]

[Call for participants] ASEAN Human Rights Advocacy Academy 2021
13 August 2021 12:19 pm

What is the ASEAN Human Rights Advocacy Academy? The ASEAN Human Rights Advocacy Academy is a 15-hour online capacity building workshop (spread into weekly sessions) for young activists and professionals in Southeast Asia on effective human rights advocacy in ASEAN. Organised by FORUM-ASIA, the Academy will bring together the expertise of human rights practitioners and [ Read more ]

[Online Conference] Human Rights in the time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia
5 August 2021 4:55 pm

Date: 9 August 2021 Time: 1 – 4 PM (GMT+7) Platforms: Zoom, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Registration: bit.ly/FApandemicconference1 The impact of COVID-19 has severely hindered the fulfilment of human rights in the Asian region. Join us in a two-part online event where we discuss the trend of human rights violations and shrinking civic spaces in Asia [ Read more ]

[Public Dialogue] ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting on Myanmar: 100 Days Later – What’s Changed?
2 August 2021 6:44 pm

Date: Wednesday, 4 August 2021 Time: 10 AM – 12 PM (GMT+7) Platforms: Zoom, Facebook Live, Twitter Live, YouTube Live Registration: bit.ly/ASEANConsensus100 Six months since the Myanmar coup and 100 days since the adoption of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) five-point consensus, the international community has yet act to meaningfully halt the violence [ Read more ]

[Webinar and HRC47 Side Event] National security and civic space in Asia
7 July 2021 8:26 pm

Date: Thursday, 8 July 2021 Time: 11.00 – 12:30 AM (CEST) / 4.00 – 5.30 PM (ICT) Venue: Zoom / Facebook Live via CIVICUS Registration: https://web.civicus.org/8JulyHRC47 *** In a report to the UN Human Rights Council in June 2018, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association identified the [ Read more ]