From our members

From Our Member Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan – Joint statement by members of the Civic Solidarity Platform and other NGOs on the alarming situation in Kazakhstan
7 January 2022 10:48 am

We, the undersigned members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) and other NGOs are extremely concerned about the tense situation in Kazakhstan. In the light of rapidly evolving events, we urge all protesters to refrain from the use of violence and the authorities of Kazakhstan to ensure that all their actions taken in response to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC), Pakistan – Featured in an article on tax increase for milk for children
6 January 2022 1:07 pm

ISLAMABAD: Criticising increase in tax on milk for children, the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc) has urged the government to get targeted revenue by increasing tax on tobacco products. The suggestion came during a virtual post mini-budget session with journalists on Wednesday. Malik Imran Ahmed, the country head of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Imparsial, Indonesia – Featured on an Article “Military Operations in Papua is Illegal” in VoA Indonesia
11 December 2021 1:05 pm

A researcher from Imparsial, Hussein Ahmad, said that the military operation carried out by TNI troops was illegal because it was not in accordance with Article 7 Paragraph 3 of Law Number 34 of 2004 concerning the TNI. The military operation is also considered to have encouraged human rights violations in Cenderawasih Earth. Hussein said [ Read more ]

From Our Member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) – Animation Video on the rights if you are stopped, detained or investigated by the police
9 December 2021 9:17 pm

What to do if stopped or detained by the police? SUARAM, FORUM-ASIA member based in Malaysia has released a video on your rights if you are stopped, detained or investigated by the police which includes: 1) The information you need to request and provide by the police when you are dismissed; 2) Information that needs [ Read more ]

From Our Member Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), Cambodia – Sensitization Session On the Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law
30 November 2021 9:29 pm

On November 26, 2021, the Human Rights and Land Rights section of ADHOC organized a dissemination session of the Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law. It was held at Phnom Bros Hotel of Kampong Cham province with total participants of 56 youths, including 35 women (62.50%) from 5 universities and from a CSO [ Read more ]

From Our Member Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC), Nepal – International Women Human Rights Defenders Day
29 November 2021 10:51 am

  In a largely patriarchal society, women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in Nepal face life-threatening risks and gender-based violence while advocating for women’s rights. On 29 November 2021, WOREC held a public rally in commemorating International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. ** Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) is a non-governmental organization working for the protection and promotion of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh – Consultation on the Implementation of UNCAT Recommendations: Assessing Progress and Challenges
3 November 2021 10:08 pm

Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), as the Secretariat of Human Rights Forum Bangladesh (HRFB), arranged a ‘Consultation on the implementation of UNCAT Recommendations: Assessing Progress and Challenges of Bangladesh’ on 3 November 2021, with its member organizations at the Conference Room of ASK. The meeting was presided over by Golam Monowar Kamal, Executive Director, ASK, [ Read more ]

[Joint Analysis] Refusing Silence: A joint analysis on the situation of Human Rights Defenders
13 October 2021 1:23 pm

Over the past two years, human rights defenders (HRDs) have faced unprecedented challenges in Asia, where existing risks were exacerbated, while new threats have emerged. Governments enacted and used repressive laws, online harassment became widespread, and Asian HRDs have seen their families and loved ones increasingly subjected to harassment and threats. The COVID-19 pandemic has [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Measurement Initiative, New Zealand – Report on the rights to housing and health in Aotearoa New Zealand
6 October 2021 10:14 pm

Aotearoa New Zealand has long-standing human rights challenges, and discrimination against certain groups of people is a big part of the problem. HRMI has a new paper out, commissioned by the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, which helps to identify where resources are most urgently needed in housing and health care in Aotearoa. Successive New [ Read more ]

From Our Member Globe International Center (GIC), Mongolia – Online Discussion Dedicated to International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) 2021
1 October 2021 9:55 pm

Celebrating the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) 2021, the Globe International Center (GIC) hosted an online discussion on September 28. Representatives from the city of Ulaanbaatar and nine provinces, namely Bayan-Ulgii, Bulgan, Darkhan, Dundgovi, Khuvsgul, Orkhon, Tuv, Khovd and Zavkhan participated in the online discussion. The online webinar saw members and/or staff [ Read more ]