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[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 ]

[Report Launch] Tied Hands: Fact Finding Mission Report on Harawa-Charawa – Debt, Poverty and Climate Change in Dhanusha, Nepal
6 July 2021 6:23 pm

Date: Thursday, 8 July 2021 Time: 5.00 – 6.00 PM (GMT+7) Platform: Zoom, Facebook Live Registration: http://l.forum-asia.org/TiedHandsRegistration   The report, Tied Hands: Fact Finding Mission Report on Harawa-Charawa – Debt, Poverty and Climate Change in Dhanusha, Nepal, is a joint initiative between FORUM-ASIA and one of its members in Nepal, Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC) to [ Read more ]

[HRC47 Civil Society Side Event] Authorizing the assault on the poor and active citizens in the Philippines
28 June 2021 4:30 pm

Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021 Time: 12 AM – 1.30 PM (CEST) / 5 PM – 6.30 PM (ICT) / 6 PM – 7.30 PM (PHT) Venue: Zoom / Live from PAHRA social media Registration: tinyurl.com/HRC47Philippines  **** In June 2020, the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights released a comprehensive report which reveals that there [ Read more ]

[Live Discussion]: Exacting Accountabilities: ICC prosecutor’s Request to Investigate the Philippines, A Step Closer to Justice
16 June 2021 8:55 pm

Date: 17 June 2021 Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM Bangkok time (GMT +7) // 4:00 – 6:00 PM Manila time (GMT +8) Platform: Youtube Live, Facebook Live and Twitter Live available on iDefend’s Official Page Registration: http://l.forum-asia.org/ICCOnline21 (English interpretation will be available on Zoom)   On 14 June 2021, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda requested an [ Read more ]

9th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum – Opening High Level Panel Discussion
9 June 2021 11:45 am

FORUM-ASIA is proud to bring you the 9th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum (AHRDF), a platform for human rights defenders (HRDs) and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) to discuss work and advocacy efforts, and share the experiences and challenges they face. The AHRDF also aims to enhance HRDs’ engagement with the UN special procedures [ Read more ]

[Online Event] Gwangju Democracy Forum 2021: Democratization Movement in Myanmar and International Solidarity
14 May 2021 4:54 pm

Date: 19 May 2021 Time: 2.00 – 4.00 PM BKK Time (GMT +7) Platform: Zoom, Facebook Live and Twitter Live Registration: https://rb.gy/yh6c4q What has happened in Myanmar is symptomatic of a backsliding democracy and rising authoritarianism occurring across Southeast Asia, with further implications of a deteriorating civic space and human rights protection in the region. Human [ Read more ]

Virtual Launch: South Asia Judicial Barometer – Migration experiences and migrant workers
6 May 2021 4:56 pm

Date: 11 May 2021 Time: 3.00 – 4.30 PM (Mumbai) / 4.30 – 6.00 PM (Bangkok) Platform: Zoom, Facebook Live and Twitter Live Link: http://l.forum-asia.org/BarometerZoomLink   The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), in partnership with the Law and Society Trust (LST), Sri Lanka is pleased to launch the much anticipated South Asia Judicial [ Read more ]