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‘We cannot detach ourselves from the ground’ – Interview with Sevan Doraisamy, Vice-Chairperson of FORUM-ASIA’s Executive Committee
7 January 2020 11:00 am

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked with Sevan Doraisamy, Executive Director of Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), a member of FORUM-ASIA in Malaysia, and current Vice-Chairperson of FORUM-ASIA. In this interview, Sevan shares with us his experiences as a human rights defender working to advance civil and political rights, in particular of marginalised communities in Malaysia. How [ Read more ]

[Case Study] Joint Land Ownership: Equal Ownership and Equal Rights of Men and Women
13 December 2019 5:51 pm

FORUM-ASIA organised its second Global Advocacy Learning Programme (GALP) on Human Rights and Development in Thailand on 27 October – 2 November 2018. Below is a case study written by one of the participants of the GALP in 2018. More information on GALP can be found here. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this [ Read more ]

‘When human rights are prioritised, we are in effect prioritising human dignity’ – Interview with Sakuntala Kadirgamar, Executive Director of Law & Society Trust (LST)
3 December 2019 1:39 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked with Sakuntala Kadirgamar, Executive Director of Law & Society Trust (LST), a member of FORUM-ASIA in Sri Lanka. In this interview, Sakuntala shares with us her experiences as a human rights advocate working in a conflict-torn country, and her belief in human rights and people’s power. How did you [ Read more ]

‘There were times that we needed to have our own personal security guards’ – interview with Enkhjargal Davaasuren, National Coordinator of MONFEMNET National Network
11 November 2019 4:09 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked with Enkhjargal Davaasuren, National Coordinator of MONFEMNET National Network, an associate member of FORUM-ASIA based in Mongolia. In the interview, Enkhjargal talks about her experiences as a lawyer working on issues of violence against women and children, her challenges, and inspiring moments. How did you become involved with human [ Read more ]

[Case Study] Korean Official Development Assistance (ODA) and the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Dam Collapse in Laos
30 October 2019 12:16 pm

FORUM-ASIA organised its second Global Advocacy Learning Programme (GALP) on Human Rights and Development in Thailand on 27 October – 2 November 2018. Below is a case study written by one of the participants of the GALP in 2018. Information on the upcoming GALP, to be held in 2020, will be announced soon. Disclaimer: The [ Read more ]

Case Study: Advocating for Digital Rights: Opportunities and Challenges in Pakistan
18 October 2019 11:00 am

FORUM-ASIA organised its second Global Advocacy Learning Programme (GALP) on Human Rights and Development in Thailand on 27 October – 2 November 2018. Below is a case study written by one of the participants of the GALP in 2018. Information on the upcoming GALP, to be held in 2020, will be announced soon. Disclaimer: The [ Read more ]

‘It is our responsibility to protect our rights and ensure we are all treated equally and justly’ – interview with Khin Ohmar, Founder and Chair of Progressive Voice
10 October 2019 1:10 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked with Khin Ohmar, Founder and Chair of Progressive Voice, an associate member of FORUM-ASIA based in Thailand. In this interview, Khin Ohmar talks about her experiences as a human rights activist from Burma/Myanmar and the inspiration that keeps her going. How did you become involved with human rights? And [ Read more ]

‘It is the learning experience that is the best part about working with FORUM-ASIA’ – interview with Wichai Prabpaln, Phasuk Riantub and Panadda Prakkamakul, the Finance Team of FORUM-ASIA
31 August 2019 5:35 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA shines a light on individuals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to promote and protect human rights. Wichai Prabpaln, Phasuk Riantub and Panadda Prakkamakul are from FORUM-ASIA’s Finance Team, and share with us how they got involved with FORUM-ASIA, and how meaningful they find their work and the contribution it [ Read more ]

‘We cannot progress socially nor economically without the equal participation of women and girls and other marginalised groups.’ – interview with Muhammad Ullah, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Programme Manager of FORUM-ASIA
16 August 2019 3:54 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked with Muhammad Ullah, who just joined us as the new Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Programme Manager two months ago. In this interview, Muhammad talks about his experiences advocating for the rights of minorities in Pakistan, and the challenges coming from multiple layers of marginalisation. How did you become involved [ Read more ]

‘Be the change you would like to see in others.’ – interview with Sheepa Hafiza, Executive Director of Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), a member of FORUM-ASIA in Bangladesh
8 July 2019 11:08 am

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked with Sheepa Hafiza, Executive Director of Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), one of FORUM-ASIA’s members from Bangladesh. In this interview, Sheepa talks about her experiences working in a challenging environment and the inspiration that keeps her going. How did you become involved with human rights? And how did you [ Read more ]