From our members

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
1:12 am

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 ]

From Our Member Aliansi Jurnalis Indonesia (AJI), Indonesia – Event: Urging the Revision of the ITE Law and the Elimination of Problematic Articles of the Criminal Code Bill
1:01 am

  On 20 August 2022, Aliansi Jurnalis Indonesia sub regional chapter in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia held a discussion and campaign event titled “Urging the Revision of the ITE Law and the Elimination of Problematic Articles of the Criminal Code Bill Draft”. The Electronic Information and Transactions Law (UU ITE) urgently needs to be revised, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Law and Society Trust (LST), Sri Lanka – Research Report on Gender-discriminatory social norms and their impact on the rights and freedoms of women
28 July 2022 2:25 pm

LST, alongside Chrysalis, has launched a research report on Gender-discriminatory social norms and their impact on the rights and freedoms of women. This study, focusing on the Northern Province, lays bare the fact that the existence of gender discriminatory social norms is one of the fundamental causes for gender inequality. The Northern Province is a [ Read more ]

From Our Member Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights (LILAK), The Philippines – Reaction to Marcos Jr. State of the Nations Address
2:14 pm

Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights (LILAK), The Philippines has published its reaction to  Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.’s first State of the Nations Address as a president. Click here for the full article in LILAK website. It is crystal clear that Marcos Jr. hasn’t said a single thing about indigenous communities and ancestral domains. He [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Human Rights Report 2022
1:51 pm

Banglar MASUM, India has launched its monthly human rights report for the month of June 2022. In this edition, Banglar MASUM highlighted the fresh complaints of gross human rights violations, one was torture by the Border Security Personnel. Banglar MASUM also covered the workshop and facilitation that was done towards volunteers on border population issue. [ Read more ]

From Our Member Suara Rakyat Malaysia, Malaysia – Launch of Malaysia Youth’s Action Against Torture Exhibition: Re-imagining a Torture Free Nation
29 June 2022 12:27 pm

In commemoration of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26th of June, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) in collaboration with Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and Cross-Cultural Foundation (CrCF) launched an exhibition on torture prevention. The exhibition showcased 30 selected cartoons from a competition for Malaysian youths held [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Joint Statement on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
28 June 2022 11:53 am

A Joint Statement by the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, International Federation for Human Rights, Maayer Daak, Odhikar and the World Organisation Against Torture on the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2022 BANGLADESH: End torture and ensure justice for victims. Manila/Dhaka/Geneva/Paris, 25 June 2022: The government of Bangladesh must end [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Measurement Initiative, New Zealand – 2022 Rights Tracker Human Rights Data Release
22 June 2022 11:38 am

  Rights Tracker is the first comprehensive set of measurements for tracking the human rights performance of countries, launched by the Human Rights Measure Initiative. The newly launched 2022 data set include; an annual data on five economic and social rights for 194 countries (depending on the right) from 2007 to 2019, based on the [ Read more ]