Our Events

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 ]

HRC 40 Side Event: Reconciliation, Accountability & Human Right in Sri Lanka
25 February 2019 3:32 pm

This event will address progress in implementing the Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 and required steps, in the format of presentations from human rights defenders from Sri Lanka and testimonies. Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019 Time: 13.30 – 14.30 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations Chair: Mr. Budi Tjahjono, Franciscans International Speakers: Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Centre for [ Read more ]

Expert Meeting on the Annual Performance of ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism and the 10 Years Evolution of AICHR
8 February 2019 2:28 pm

2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) since it was inaugurated in October 2009 as a consultative body of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). For the last decade, AICHR has been guided by its Term of Reference (ToR) to promote and protect human rights, and regional cooperation on human rights [ Read more ]

12th ANNI Regional Consultation on 19-20 February 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11:42 am

On 19-20 February 2019, the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), FORUM-ASIA, and its member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) are co-holding ANNI’s annual Regional Consultation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The consultation will take into account the developments and discussions from previous regional consultations and conferences. Around 25 participants from ANNI member organisations will participate [ Read more ]

Discussion Session on Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Nepal: Looking at the Problems in Legislation and Practice
7 January 2019 3:04 pm

Discussion Session on Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Nepal: Looking at the Problems in Legislation and Practice   17 January 2019 Kathmandu, Nepal *** According to the World Press Freedom Index, Nepal ranks second in South Asia in 2018, which positioned them at 106 among 180 countries worldwide in regards to press freedom. [ Read more ]

Panel Discussion – Sombath Somphone, 6 years On
9 December 2018 10:10 pm

Panel discussion – Sombath Somphone, 6 years on Disappeared in Laos but not forgotten in ASEAN 10:30am, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), Bangkok Friends of BACC room, 6th floor Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone disappeared on the evening of 15 December 2012, after being stopped at a police checkpoint [ Read more ]

Shrinking Civic Space – Experiences of Media and Human Rights Defenders in Asia
7 December 2018 1:39 pm

Shrinking Civic Space – Experiences of Media and Human Rights Defenders in Asia 7:00-9:00 pm, Friday 7 December 2018 Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand Free Admission & Food will be served before the event The event will be live-streamed through FORUM-ASIA’s Facebook page **** Civic space is shrinking across Asia due to increasing restrictions on [ Read more ]