Communication and Media

#SolidarityForMyanmar: One Year of Attempted Coup
1 February 2022 1:35 pm

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Myanmar military attempted coup. However, the people’s movement has remained steadfast to fight for democracy and their rights. We are highlighting key events happening during the past year. During the past year, the junta has continued to dismantle democratic institutions that could hold it to account. It has also wielded [ Read more ]

Interns of FORUM-ASIA: Interview with Avantika, Cam, and Elaine  
20 October 2021 10:28 am

  For this month’s e-newsletter, we interviewed current interns at FORUM-ASIA: Avantika Singh (India), South Asia Programme Intern, Camikara Yuwono (Indonesia), Communication and Media Programme Intern, and Elaine Lazaro (the Philippines), United Nations Advocacy Intern. They come from different places and have different backgrounds and experiences, but they are each very enthusiastic about promoting human [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA Annual Report 2020: 30 Years of Striving for Human Rights in Asia
6 October 2021 11:14 am

FORUM-ASIA is proud to present its Annual Report 2020 – special edition. The report gives an overview of the work FORUM-ASIA has done in 2020 for the promotion and protection of human rights in the region. It features updates and activities from all programmes, a financial overview, and a map with all our member organisations [ Read more ]

[Media Lines] Philippines: ICC investigation on the Philippines’ ‘war on drugs’ paves the way towards accountability
16 September 2021 6:31 pm

On the opening of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation on alleged ‘crimes against humanity’ in the Philippines, FORUM-ASIA Executive Director Shamini Darshni Kaliemuthu said: FORUM-ASIA welcomes the International Criminal Court Pre-Trial Chamber’s decision to open an investigation on the Philippines, and supports its efforts towards accountability for the crimes against humanity in the context [ Read more ]

‘You need to journey with the people in your support system for them to fully understand your work, and the risks and challenges that come with it.’ ‒ Interview with Cheryl P. Polutan (Che), Programmes Officer at Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights (LILAK)
10 September 2021 1:17 pm

‘In conjunction with International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples last month, FORUM-ASIA talked with Cheryl P. Polutan (Che), Programme Officer at Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights (LILAK), FORUM-ASIA’s member in the Philippines. In the interview, Che shared with us how she works to empower indigenous women to be recognised for their contributions in [ Read more ]

[Media Lines] FORUM-ASIA’s response to today’s ASEAN Summit on Myanmar: Failure in addressing the Myanmar crisis is a failure to uphold human rights and democracy in the region
24 April 2021 5:50 pm

In response to the Special ASEAN Summit on Myanmar held today, FORUM-ASIA Executive Director Shamini Darshni Kaliemuthu said: ASEAN’s failure to address the crisis in Myanmar is a failure to uphold the principles of democracy and human rights in the region. Turning what was set to be a Special ASEAN Summit on Myanmar into an [ Read more ]

Timeline: #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
19 March 2021 4:37 pm

Since the military seized power on 1 February 2021, millions of people from all walks of life are demanding the military hand back power to civilian control and are held fully accountable, and are calling for the release of all those detained, including Aung San Suu Kyi. As large-scale demonstrations across Myanmar continue in its [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA’s Wrap-up video 2020
8 January 2021 6:18 pm

Celebrating the end of 2020 and the end of our #FA4HumanRights campaigns for the    Human Rights Month, FORUM-ASIA is glad to have released the ‘2020 Wrap-up video’ where our Programmes reveal more information about the work conducted over the past year and share some of our success stories in the promotion and protection of [ Read more ]

‘It is imperative that I tell the actual story and provide the information needed without fear of repercussions.’ – Interview with Melissa Ananthraj, new Communication and Media Programme manager of FORUM-ASIA
4 September 2020 12:14 pm

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked with Melissa Ananthraj, who just joined us as the new Communication and Media Programme manager. In this interview, Melissa shared with us her inspiration from childhood and how she uses communication as a tool to tell peoples’ stories How did you become involved with human rights? And how did [ Read more ]

Rights to #DignifiedMenstruation
4 August 2020 2:34 pm

Three years ago on 9 August 2017, Nepal outlawed ‘chhaupadi’, a harmful traditional practice that forces women and girls into exile during menstruation. However, myths and taboos continue to prevail in Nepal as well as many Asian countries, shrouding menstruation in a veil of shame and silence. In the lead up to the anniversary of [ Read more ]