From our members

From Our Member Progressive Voice, Myanmar – Press Release “The Attack in Kachin State Must Prompt UN Security Council’s Urgent Action Againts Myanmar Junta”
31 October 2022 2:47 pm

UN Security Council must stop deferring to ASEAN and take urgent action [28 October 2022] The UN Security Council should stop evading its responsibility to act to stop the Myanmar military’s war of terror by continuing to defer to ASEAN’s desultory Five-Point Consensus, Progressive Voice, Kachin Women’s Association Thailand and Women’s League of Burma said today. [ Read more ]

From Our Member Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR), Taiwan – Public event the culture and community connection of migrant workers in Taiwan
28 October 2022 1:30 pm

“What we want is labour, but people come.” – Swiss writer Max. Max Frisch Since the late 1980s, Taiwan has gradually opened up industrial migrant workers, social welfare migrant workers and foreign fishermen. Many people from Southeast Asia have travelled to Taiwan to make money and have a better life. Whether it is the fishermen [ Read more ]

From Our Member Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), Cambodia – Educational video on “The Right to a Fair Trial”
1:16 pm

ADHOC produces an animation video, “The Right to a Fair Trial”.  This video was produced by the ADHOC to educate the people about The Right to a Fair Trial and to seek intervention from relevant institutions through this short video.

From Our Member Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA), Pakistan – 2022 Annual Rural Women Conference
1:05 pm

  Since 2008, PODA has spearheaded a campaign to amplify the voices of Pakistani rural women, addressing their priorities from a collective platform through its annual conference on the International Day of Rural Women. The 15th of October has been declared by the United Nations as the ‘International Day of Rural Women’ and PODA has [ Read more ]

From Our Member Progressive Voice, Myanmar – Setting the Tinderbox Alight – The Humanitarian’s Crisis in Myanmar’s Dry zone
30 September 2022 9:25 am

Read the full publication on Progressive Voice’s website ** Executive Summary: This briefing paper highlights the immense challenges and local responses to the humanitarian crisis on the ground in Sagaing, Magwe and Mandalay Regions since 1 February 2021. This paper sheds light on the situation for those internally displaced in the three regions, and advocates [ Read more ]

[HRC51 Oral Statement] Item 2: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan
13 September 2022 1:46 pm

51st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan   Delivered by Hafizullah Saeedi On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  12 September 2022   Mr. President, Since the Taliban take over of Afghanistan on [ Read more ]

From Our Member Globe International Center (GIC), Mongolia – Journalist’s safety survey
12 September 2022 9:08 am

Globe International Center conducted a journalists’ safety survey as part of the Covid-19 and Monitoring of Citizen’s Political Rights Violations project from November 2020 to March 2022. The survey aims to identify and record violations of professional rights of journalists and the factors that affect those violations.

From Our Member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh – Dialogue with Youth on UPR and Bangladesh in Dhaka University
11 September 2022 9:02 am

On 11 August 2022, ASK held a dialogue with the law students on Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and Bangladesh’s engagement in this process, jointly with the Department of Law, University of Dhaka. The dialogue covered sessions on United Nations Human Rights Mechanism and UPR. In the later part of the dialogue, students participated in a [ Read more ]

From Our Member Community Resource Centre Foundation (CRC), Thailand – Discussion on National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights
30 August 2022 1:28 am

Our Member, Community Resource Centre Foundation (CRC), Thailand held a discussion on NAP on Business and Human Rights. Find the press release from the event down below ** On 18 – 19 August 2022, the discussion about the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights or NAP, took place organised via an online channel. [ Read more ]

From Our Member Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN) – Youth Friendly Local Governance campaign
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On August 11, 2022, FORUM-ASIA’s member, Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal, launched the Youth Friendly Local Governance campaign with Nepal Natuional Youth Council. Find the press release from the event down below   ** Nepal recognizes citizens between the age group of 16 to 40 years as youth. Realizing the need for positive and [ Read more ]