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HRC34 Side Event – Backsliding on Civic Space in Democracies
23 February 2017 6:31 pm

Date: 3 March 2017 Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Venue: Room XXI, Palais Des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Across the world, well-established principles and standards fundamental to maintaining a safe and enabling environment for civil society are being questioned and threatened in mature and consolidated democracies. In both the global North and global South, governments with vibrant [ Read more ]

CSO UPR Submission Workshop in Sri Lanka
16 February 2017 10:54 am

On 16-17 February 2016 FORUM-ASIA will participate in a workshop in Sri Lanka organised by UPR-Info, INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre – a long-time member of FORUM-ASIA – and the National Fisheries Solidarity Organisation that aims to ensure all sectors of the national civil society are equipped to utilise the opportunities provided by the upcoming [ Read more ]

SAPA Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights Annual Meeting (Manila, 13-14 February 2017)
6 February 2017 4:58 pm

On 13-14 February 2017 in Manila, the Philippines, the SAPA (Solidarity for ASEAN People’s Advocacies) Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights will hold its annual strategy meeting to discuss and to coordinate various initiatives and resources within its network in order to continue its advocacy towards ASEAN. In particular, the annual strategic meeting will [ Read more ]

Launch of the Report ‘Desecrating Expression – An Account of Freedom of Expression and Religion in Asia’
19 December 2016 2:18 pm

Launch of the Report ‘Desecrating Expression – An Account of Freedom of Expression and Religion in Asia’ An event co-organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development(FORUM-ASIA) and Bytes for All, Pakistan Tuesday 20 December 2016, 10:30-12:00 at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand – FCCT, Bangkok *Free Admission – Refreshement will be provided at [ Read more ]

International Memorial for Murdered Human Rights Defenders Launched in Dublin
25 November 2016 4:37 pm

Photo: Irish President Michael D Higgins with an international coalition of human rights defenders and NGO representatives in Dublin at the launch of the Human Rights Defenders Memorial. 24 November 2016. Photo: Conor McCabe / Front Line Defenders   The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) was glad to be at the inauguration [ Read more ]

7th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum
9 November 2016 11:10 am

From 14-16 November 2016, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) together with its Sri Lankan members Inform Human Rights Documentation Centre and Law and Society Trust (LST), will host the 7th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Forum is a biennial meeting where women human rights defenders [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA 25th Anniversary Event in Geneva, Switzerland (16 November 2016)
2 November 2016 7:06 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with the Martin Ennals Award and the Right Livelihood Award, will host a panel discussion on the 25th Anniversary of its founding and 10th Anniversary of its presence in Geneva, entitled ‘50 Years of the International Bill of Human Rights and 10 Years of the [ Read more ]

Call for Applications – FORUM-ASIA Regional Training of Trainers on the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms 2016 (Jakarta, Indonesia, 26-30 November 2016)
25 October 2016 10:35 am

The Regional Training of Trainers on the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms is a training initiated by FORUM-ASIA since 2010. The training was designed as a tool to impart and to strengthen skills and knowledge of civil society organizations (CSOs) and human rights defenders (HRDs) in Southeast Asia region about the existing ASEAN human rights mechanism, [ Read more ]

Follow-up Workshop with National Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in Burma/Myanmar
21 October 2016 10:35 am

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its member Equality Myanmar and partner Progressive Voice, is organising a 2-day Follow-up Workshop from National Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) Consultation on Protection Mechanisms 2015 on 21-22 October 2016 in Burma/Myanmar. Around 25 young activists from ethnic minority regions, conflict areas and rural areas [ Read more ]

International Conference on the 25th Anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords on Cambodia
19 October 2016 4:46 pm

On 19 October 2016, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), Asia Democracy Network (ADN), ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) organised  the International Conference on the 25th Anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords on Cambodia. More than 80 participants from national, international and [ Read more ]