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ASEAN Community Virtual Summit 2020: Town Hall Meeting
22 June 2020 4:53 pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold and the number of cases continue to rise, civic space and the standard of human rights in Southeast Asia have deteriorated. In conjunction with the 36th ASEAN Summit, civil society is carving out a space for themselves to convene, assess the human rights situation in Southeast Asia and [ Read more ]

Webinar: Rights to work and health – The plight of migrant workers and informal sector workers in South Asia
19 June 2020 1:07 pm

An online discussion on the ‘Rights to work and health: the plight of migrant workers and informal sector workers in South Asia’ As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold across the world, migrant and informal workers remain exceptionally vulnerable to the economic and labor market shocks of the pandemic. More than 40 per cent of [ Read more ]

Webinar: COVID-19, Debt and Inequality in South Asia – Restructuring the Financial Architecture for Public Sectors
5 June 2020 2:23 pm

An online discussion on ‘COVID-19, Debt and Inequality in South Asia: Restructuring the Financial Architecture for Public Sectors’ As States invest more in public services to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, indebted countries in the global south are struggling to deliver basic services due to budget deficit and insufficient financial resources. This webinar will present an [ Read more ]

Webinar: Business and human rights amid COVID-19 response ‒ Risks and protection of human rights defenders & ensuring their participation in recovery
28 May 2020 3:38 pm

An online discussion on ‘Business and human rights amid COVID-19 response: Risks and protection of human rights defenders & ensuring their participation in recovery’ Click here to register and secure a seat! The COVID-19 pandemic has not only created a global health challenge, but also increased pressure and risk on human rights defenders, journalists, environmental, [ Read more ]

Webinar: Protection of Women’s and Children’s Rights in COVID-19 – Responses from South Asian Countries
22 May 2020 2:49 pm

An online discussion on the ‘Protection of women’s and children’s rights in COVID-19: Responses from South Asian Countries’ Across the world, people have witnessed a spike in cases of domestic violence and how gendered norms of unpaid care work have been reinforced in the face of lockdowns–South Asia is no exception. What challenges and risks [ Read more ]

Webinar: Redefining and strengthening human rights activism and development work in the context of COVID-19 in South Asia
18 May 2020 3:41 pm

An online discussion on ‘Redefining and Strengthening Human Rights Activism and Development Work in the Context of COVID-19 in South Asia’ ‘Redefining and strengthening human rights activism and development work in the context of COVID-19 in South Asia’ discusses the impact of the pandemic on one of the most populous and densely populated regions in [ Read more ]

Webinar: Seeing the Invisible and Forgotten Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis
11 May 2020 4:31 pm

COVID-19, Peace and Human Security: SEEING THE INVISIBLE AND FORGOTTEN AMIDST THE COVID19 CRISIS Impact on Conflict-Affected, Displaced and Marginalised Communities, and on the Conflict Dynamics in the ASEAN Co-organised by FORUM-ASIA, Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Time: 2 – 4pm (GMT +7) Date: 15 May [ Read more ]

Webinar: Will Human Rights Survive COVID-19? Navigating human rights during and after the pandemic
4 May 2020 10:52 am

An Online Discussion on ‘Will Human Rights Survive COVID-19? Navigating human rights during and after the pandemic’ Co-organised by FORUM-ASIA, iDEFEND, PAHRA, and CIVICUS Time: 3 – 5 pm (GMT +7) Date: 8 May 2020 Click to register! A link to the webinar will be emailed to registered participants ahead of the discussion. Speakers: Susan [ Read more ]

Webinar: Children and Youth during COVID-19: Their Rights and as Human Rights Defenders
27 April 2020 12:48 pm

An Online Discussion on ‘Children and Youth during COVID-19: Their Rights and as Human Rights Defenders’ Co-organised by FORUM-ASIA, Child Rights Coalition Asia (CRC Asia), and the ASEAN Youth Forum Time: 2 – 4pm (GMT +7) Date: 29 April 2020 Click to register! A link to the webinar will be emailed to registered participants ahead of [ Read more ]

Webinar: A Feminist Assessment of the ASEAN Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
16 April 2020 2:31 pm

An Online Discussion on a Feminist Assessment of the ASEAN Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Co-organised by FORUM-ASIA and the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Center for Women (ARROW) Time: 1 – 3pm (GMT +7) Date: 21 April 2020 Click to register! A link to the webinar will be emailed to registered participants ahead of the discussion. Speakers: [ Read more ]