Stories

‘The struggle for human rights and justice of the oppressed is never easy. But if we are smart and strategic, it is possible to bring about the change.’ – Interview with Babloo Loitongbam, Executive Director of Human Rights Alert
10 October 2018 10:38 am

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked to Babloo Loitongbam, Executive Director of Human Rights Alert, a member of FORUM-ASIA in India. As a human rights activist from Manipur, Babloo shared with us the struggle of the Manipur people, the discrimination and violence they have faced, and the way how local civil society organisations challenged the unjust [ Read more ]

‘We can not stay calm and ignore any human rights violations, when cases of human rights abuses are occurring every day’– Interview with Luis de Oliveira Sampaio, Executive Director of Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP)
9 September 2018 1:49 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked to Luis de Oliveira Sampaio, Executive Director of Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP), a member of FORUM-ASIA in Timor-Leste. Luis has been a human rights activist since he was a university student. The referendum in 1999 has changed Timor’s history and that was when Luis started working in the human rights [ Read more ]

Case study: Implementing the Core International Human Rights Instruments in Taiwan
25 August 2018 2:43 pm

FORUM-ASIA organised its first Global Advocacy Learning Programme (GALP) on Human Rights and Development in Thailand on 19-25 November 2017. Prior to the event, participants were asked to submit case studies on specific issues related to human rights or development, with a particular focus on the role played by civil society organisations in addressing the [ Read more ]

Case study: Glooming effects of Enforced Disappearances in Bangladesh
24 August 2018 2:58 pm

FORUM-ASIA organised its first Global Advocacy Learning Programme (GALP) on Human Rights and Development in Thailand on 19-25 November 2017. Prior to the event, participants were asked to submit case studies on specific issues related to human rights or development, with a particular focus on the role played by civil society organisations in addressing the [ Read more ]

Case Study: The case of Lena Hendry and Freedom of Expression in Malaysia
16 August 2018 3:22 pm

FORUM-ASIA organised its first Global Advocacy Learning Programme (GALP) on Human Rights and Development in Thailand on 19-25 November 2017. Prior to the event, participants were asked to submit case studies on specific issues related to human rights or development, with a particular focus on the role played by civil society organisations in addressing the [ Read more ]

‘Human rights have no boundaries of age’ – Interview with Aung Myo Min, Executive Director of Equality Myanmar
3 August 2018 3:26 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked to U Aung Myo Min, Executive Director of Equality Myanmar, a member of FORUM-ASIA. U Myo lived in exile since after the uprising in 1988, but returned to Myanmar in 2012. He is a well-known human rights activist, and has been supporting the democratic movement in Myanmar for much [ Read more ]

‘Fighting for the advancement of your country now, might result in fewer challenges for the next generation’- Interview with Soeng Senkaruna, Senior Human Rights Investigator and Spokesperson of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC)
6 June 2018 2:00 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked to Soeng Senkaruna, Senior Human Rights Investigator and Spokesperson of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), a member of FORUM-ASIA. He has long been active in supporting the democratisation process of Cambodia, and is a dedicated human rights activist.  In this interview, Soeng Senkaruna shared with us [ Read more ]

‘Most people do not like to be made feel like they are stupid when they are in the public eye’- An Interview with Naranjargal Khashkhuu, President and CEO of Globe International Center, Mongolia
9 May 2018 3:07 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked to Naranjargal Khashkhuu, President and CEO of Globe International Center (GIC), Mongolia, a member of FORUM-ASIA. She has a long history of working on independent and democratic media, including: election coverage; public service broadcasting; television journalism; journalism and society; human rights; gender reporting; and the right to information. In [ Read more ]

‘I am hopeful that the new generation, equipped with knowledge and tools, will create committed and effective solidarity to move the global society towards justice and equity.’- Interview with Subodh Raj Pyakurel, Chairperson of the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC)
8 March 2018 5:11 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter we interviewed Subodh Raj Pyakurel. Subodh is the Chairperson of the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), a FORUM-ASIA member based in Nepal. He started his human rights activism back in the 1980s and was one of the founders and past Chairpersons of FORUM-ASIA. In this interview we talk to him about [ Read more ]

‘I learned to refuse to surrender’ – An Interview with Yati Andriyani, Coordinator of KontraS
8 February 2018 4:40 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked to Yati Andriyani, who was elected as Coordinator of the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS), one of FORUM-ASIA’s members from Indonesia, early last year. Before taking on this position, she has had a long career fighting for human rights, particularly in Indonesia. In this interview [ Read more ]