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Regional Capacity Strengthening Program for Indigenous Peoples Advocates, 8-11 June, Bangkok
24 May 2019 3:34 pm

OVERVIEW The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) in partnership with the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is calling for applications for a regional capacity strengthening program – ‘Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Business – to be held in Bangkok in June 2019. This program will strengthen the [ Read more ]

Cultivating Next Generation Democracy Advocates: Asia Democracy Youth Network Consultation
8 May 2019 2:26 pm

FORUM-ASIA will partner with Asia Democracy Network (ADN ) to organise a consultation among youth democracy advocates to take stoke of the current challenges in the region, and strategise on how youth democracy advocates can synergise their respective efforts collectively and bring more impact. About 25 youth network leaders will participate in this consultation, they will also [ Read more ]

High Level Dialogue on Human Rights in ASEAN – Assessing the 10 Years Evolution of AICHR
7 May 2019 5:29 pm

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) and Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) have organised a dialogue on 9 May 2019 in Jakarta, to facilitate a discussion among human rights experts, thought leaders, political figures, civil society organizations, activists, practitioners, and academicians from ASEAN, to highlight [ Read more ]

#TogetherWeDefend Human Rights Campaign
4 April 2019 2:17 pm

The Declaration on Human Rights Defenders has just celebrated its twentieth anniversary alongside the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since its adoption in 1998, the term ‘human rights defenders’ has been increasingly used and there has been a marked elaboration of the protection regime for human rights defenders (HRDs) at the local, [ Read more ]

HRC 40 Side Event: Ratifying UNCAT – Challenges and Opportunities for India
15 March 2019 10:52 am

Date: Monday, 18 March 2019 Time: 15.00 – 16.00 (Geneva Time) Venue: Room XXV, Palais des Nations Panellists:  Maja Daruwala, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiatives (CHRI), (remotely) Henri Tiphagne, Human Rights Defenders’ Alert – India (HRDA) Sharib Ali – The Quill Foundation Gerald Staberock – World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) Moderator : Nicole Buerli (OMCT)

HRC 40 Side Event: New Authoritarianism – Implications to Human Rights and Civil Society
14 March 2019 4:34 pm

Date: 15 March 2019 Time: 13.00 (Geneva Time) Venue: Room XXV, Palais des Nations Speakers:  Risa Kaufman, Center for Reproductive Rights, USA Jean Wyllys, LGBT Rights Activist, Brazil Chito Gascon, Chair of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines Jamil Dakwar, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), USA Moderator Susan Wilding, CIVICUS      

HRC 40 Side Event: Myanmar – Another Year of Violence and Impunity – The Need for International Accountability
11 March 2019 3:43 pm

Date: Monday, 11 March 2019 Time: 17.00 – 18.00 Venue: Room XXII, Palais des Nations Speakers: Yanghee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Khin Ohmar, Progressive Voice Wai Wai Nu, Women Peace Network Moderator: Rosanna Ocampo, FORUM-ASIA

International Women’s Day 2019
8 March 2019 12:08 pm

To commemorate the International Women’s Day on 8 March, FORUM-ASIA has been featuring exceptional women human rights defenders working to promote fundamental freedoms in a series of posters on our FACEBOOK and Twitter during 4-8 March. You can find the posters below to see what brave women human rights defenders from across the region have [ Read more ]

HRC 40 Side Event: Defending Expression and Diversity of Religion and Belief or Non-Belief in the Digital Age
5 March 2019 11:05 am

The Association for Progressive Communications, FORUM-ASIA and Humanists International invite you to a side event to discuss freedom of expression and diversity of religion and belief or non-belief in online spaces. Religion and peoples’ experiences as a result of their belief or non-belief is a highly popular topic of discussion in online spaces. While the [ Read more ]

HRC 40 Side Event: Women human rights defenders resist!
27 February 2019 11:22 am

Women human rights defenders are on the front lines of struggles to attain peace, security, dignity and sustainable development for all. They work diligently to advance justice, freedom and equality to meet the ultimate goals of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Yet, State and non-State actors, in the majority of cases involving violations against [ Read more ]