From our members

[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 ]

From Our Member Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN), Nepal – Discussion on the Role of Youth in the Health and Protection of Girl Child and Adolescents’ Girls
16 September 2021 1:48 pm

To mark the International Youth Day 2021, Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN) in joint collaboration with National Youth Council (NYC) and National Coalition for Girls Rights (NCGR) had organized an interaction programme “Discussion on the role of youth in the health and protection of girl child and adolescents’ ‘girls” in support from Kanallan [ Read more ]

From Our Member Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS), Korea – Open Letter in Support of Continuing Recognition of Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun as Myanmar’s Permanent Representative at the UN General Assembly
14 September 2021 2:43 pm

On 14 September, the Korean House for International Solidarity held a press conference in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in lieu with the 76th UN General Assembly. KHIS emphasized that the UN  should approve U Kyaw Moe Tun, the current ambassador of Myanmar to the United Nations, to maintain his status as ambassador, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Progressive Voice, Myanmar – Civil Society Calls On UN To Retain Myanmar’s Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun’s Accreditation To The UN
13 September 2021 1:04 pm

[Press Release] Civil Society calls on UN to retain Myanmar’s Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun’s accreditation to the UN, amid fears Myanmar people could be ‘robbed’ of their rightful voice’ by the military junta  [13 September 2021] UN Member States must ensure that the current Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations, Ambassador U Kyaw [ Read more ]

From Our Member Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights (LILAK), the Philippines – Unity Statement of the National Indigenous Women’s Gathering 2021 Under the Duterte Regime: Our Stories, Our Struggles, Our Resistance
3 September 2021 2:49 pm

Unity Statement of the National Indigenous Women’s Gathering 2021 Under the Duterte Regime: Our Stories, Our Struggles, Our Resistance

From Our Member Dignity-Kadyr-kassiyet (KK), Kazakhstan – Harrowing experience turns Zhaslan Suleymenov into activist for people with disabilities #BringHumanRightsHome
1 September 2021 5:20 pm

It was a cold January day in 2009. After a long bus trip from Nur-Sultan, Zhaslan Suleymenov was relieved to finally arrive in Russia. He was there to visit a medical facility for a specialist treatment. Many years before, he had fallen at work and sustained a spinal injury, needing a wheelchair. That night, he [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan – Internet Landscape of Pakistan 2020
21 August 2021 11:29 am

Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A) has released its regular annual report on “Internet Landscape of Pakistan 2020”, that meticulously maps Pakistan’s internet landscape alongside covering digital trends and their impact on socio-economic developments as well as challenges and threats in the digital age during 2020. The report also looks at the impact of ongoing COVID-19 [ Read more ]

From Our Member Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Cambodia – Campaign Calling for the Release of Cambodian Activists and HRDs
12 August 2021 2:08 pm

The Cambodian government has unleashed a campaign to attack, jail and convict Cambodia’s environmental defenders and social activists who have raised warnings over issues like waste management, sand dredging, and deforestation, as well as labour and political rights. In the run up to International Human Rights Day, FORUM-ASIA member LICADHO will advocate each week for [ Read more ]