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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 ]

‘Business and human rights is emerging as an important issue’ – Interview with Hyun-Phil Na, Director of the Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS)
5 December 2017 11:38 am

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked to Hyun-Phil Na, Director of the Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS). KHIS is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Seoul, South Korea, whose mission is to advocate for human rights issues and democracy, mainly focused on the Asia Pacific region. KHIS has long been a member of FORUM-ASIA. [ Read more ]

‘Too many lives have been lost, and we are far from the world we want to live in’, Interview with Furhan Hussain, former staff member of Bytes For All, Pakistan
8 November 2017 8:49 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, we interviewed Furhan Hussain. He worked with FORUM-ASIA member Bytes for All, Pakistan for a couple of years and now is a consultant focusing on digital security, rights and advocacy. In this interview we talk to him about his background, his ideas about human rights, his experiences and much more. How [ Read more ]

‘It Was the Day Violence Got Defeated’ – Interview with Mukunda Kattel, one of FORUM-ASIA’s Directors
11 September 2017 12:08 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter we interviewed Mukunda Kattel. Mukunda is one of FORUM-ASIA’s own Directors, based in Thailand. Before joining FORUM-ASIA, Mukunda started his human rights work in his home-country, Nepal. As such, much of his inspiration stems from the experiences and transformation Nepal went through in the last decades. In this interview we talk [ Read more ]