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2018 Global Advocacy Learning Programme on Human Rights and Development (5-11 November)
17 July 2018 2:14 pm

  About the Programme The Global Advocacy Learning Programme on Human Rights & Development provides a comprehensive set of knowledge and skills to human rights and development activists. Extremely qualified and experienced facilitators, as well as international experts, will guide the participants through the most relevant and pressing issues related to human rights and development. [ Read more ]

Report of the 2017 Global Advocacy Learning Programme on Human Rights and Development
4 July 2018 2:55 pm

FORUM-ASIA is happy to present the report of the 2017 Global Advocacy Learning Programme on Human Rights and Development. To download the full report, please click here. The political and economic context of the world is changing in a very significant manner across national and international spheres. The emergence of neo-conservative Governments, authoritarian regimes, and [ Read more ]

HRC38 Side Event: Human Rights in Myanmar
27 June 2018 10:37 am

  Date: Wednesday, 27 June 2018 Time: 15.30 – 16.30 Venue: Room XXIV, Palais des Nations Speakers: UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Human Rights Defenders from Myanmar Moderator: R. Iniyan Illango, FORUM-ASIA

HRC38 Side Event: Foreign Policy and Human Rights in the Global South
21 June 2018 8:49 pm

  Foreign Policy and Human Rights in the Global South 21 June 2018 17:00 Palais des Nations, Room XV   Launch of the publication “A Collection of Thoughts from the Global South on Foreign Policy and Human Rights”.

HRC38 Side Event: #DalitWomenFight against Caste-Based Violence
19 June 2018 11:06 am

  #DalitWomenFight against Caste- – Based Violence UN HRC 38 SIDE-EVENT 21 st June 2018, 12-13.30 Room XXVII, Palais de Nations, Geneva   This side event will explore and discuss aggravated caste-based violence faced by women and girls in India, often with little recourse to justice. Dalit women activists will present witness accounts of the [ Read more ]

HRC38 Side Event: ‘War on Drugs’ and Declining Democracy in the Philippines
18 June 2018 11:20 am

  ‘War on Drugs’ and Declining Democracy in the Philippines Side event at the 38th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Thursday, 21 June 2018, 12:00-13:30, room XXIII, Palais des Nations   Since the ‘war on drugs’ in the Philippines began in June 2016, the human rights situation in the country has continued [ Read more ]

HRC38 Side Event: Launch of the HRD Memorial Report
11:03 am

  Launch of the HRD Memorial Report Wednesday 20 June, 12pm Room V, Palais des Nations   The partners in the HRD Memorial invite you to the launch of major new report, “Stop the Killings”, which analyses the root causes of the killing of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and [ Read more ]

HRC38 Side Event: Freedom of Expression, Assembly, and Association in Elections in Asia
15 June 2018 1:55 pm

  Several countries in South and Southeast Asia are scheduled to have elections within the next year, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Maldives, and Thailand. However, these same countries face increasing restrictions on freedoms of expression, assembly, and association, which are critical components for free and fair elections. The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to [ Read more ]

Project – I Defend Rights
17 May 2018 1:03 pm

FORUM-ASIA is partnering in an exciting global project to create a massive audio archive of voices of people all over the world who defend rights. In our current era, when rights are under extreme attack in so many countries, it has never been more important to remind people worldwide about why we defend rights. The [ Read more ]

Event at FCCT: Thai companies investing in ASEAN and their human rights obligations
14 May 2018 4:14 pm

Thai companies investing in ASEAN and their human rights obligations 10:00-12:00, Friday 1 June 2018 Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand Free Admission & Food will be served before and after the panel discussion *** Thai companies are increasingly investing in neighboring ASEAN countries. While investments have resulted in significant profits for both Thailand and the [ Read more ]