Pakistan

From Our Member Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A), Pakistan – Press Freedom Day 2021
31 May 2021 2:03 am

Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A), our member from Pakistan, released a public statement on Press Freedom Day 2021.   Press Freedom: A Vehicle for Information as Public Good On Press Freedom Day 2021, it is unfortunate to note that the media landscape in Pakistan is under siege, with journalists and new media practitioners living in [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace, Pakistan – Press Statement: NCJP Expresses Deep Concern on the deteriorating Situation of Peace in Israel and Palestine
19 May 2021 6:48 pm

Our member from Pakistan, National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP). Press statement:   NCJP Expresses Deep Concern on the deteriorating Situation of Peace in Israel and Palestine National Commission for Justice and Peace a Human Rights body of Pakistan Catholic Bishop’s Conference (NCJP) has expressed its deep concerns over the deteriorating situation of peace in [ Read more ]

[Statement] Pakistan: Reject bill silencing dissent; uphold the right to freedom of expression
6 May 2021 3:31 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 6 May 2021) – Pakistan must uphold its constitutional obligation to guarantee the right to freedom of expression by rejecting the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2020, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). Under the bill approved by Pakistan’s National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior on 7 April 2021, those who [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Pakistan – The Cost of Hate Speech: Policy brief for Punajb
5 May 2021 8:14 pm

Our member from Pakistan, National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), released The Cost of Hate Speech: Policy brief for Punjab to understand hate speech and its impact on the lives of minority groups of Pakistan.   “Pakistan is faced with an unprecedented escalation in hate speech that is creating a climate of fear amongst [ Read more ]

From Our Member Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA), Pakistan – Webinar to celebrate National Women’s Day
6 March 2021 12:30 am

PODA-Pakistan with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) organised a webinar to celebrate National Women’s Day on 12 February 2021. The aim of the event was to pay tribute to those brave women who, with their true essence, fight for women’s rights and the restoration of democracy.

Report: Human Rights in South Asia in Times of Pandemic
25 November 2020 4:00 pm

  The COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time considered to be the biggest public health crisis in recent history and has presented a tremendous challenge to our societies. Globally, the pandemic has caused immense health and socio-economic problems. More than 59 million people have tested positive for the virus with [ Read more ]

From Our Member Awaz Foundation Pakistan – Centre for Development Services, Pakistan – Trends and Dynamics of Gender-based Violence during COVID-19 in Pakistan
11 November 2020 9:18 pm

The novel coronavirus that first emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019 continues to impact the lives of people and is affecting all segments of the population across the world equally. Like in other countries, due to widespread of Covid-19 in Pakistan, owing to several restrictions imposed economically and socially, there is an exponential increase [ Read more ]

Open letter to the SAARC Council of Ministers urging the establishment of a South Asia regional human rights mechanism
23 September 2020 6:17 pm

Date: 23 September 2020 To, H.E. Mr. Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan H.E. Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh H.E. Dr. Tandi Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bhutan H.E Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, India H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, Minster of Foreign Affairs, Maldives H.E. Mr. Pradeep [ Read more ]

Pakistan: Investigate Killings of Human Rights Defender Arif Wazir and Journalist Sajid Hussain
13 May 2020 6:14 pm

Pakistan: Investigate Killings of Human Rights Defender Arif Wazir and Journalist Sajid Hussain (Bangkok/Kathmandu, 13 May 2020) – Justice and security continue to fall short for Pakistani human rights defenders, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) says today. Following the targeted killing of political activist Arif Wazir on 3 May, ten days [ Read more ]

HRC 43 Oral Statement on Item 2: General Debate on Reports and Updates of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General
28 February 2020 5:46 pm

43rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: General Debate on Reports and Updates of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 28 February 2020 Madam President, we share the High Commissioner’s concerns about [ Read more ]