Our Events

[Event] Webinar: Understanding politics and elections in Bangladesh
8 December 2023 12:07 pm

                          FORUM-ASIA and ANFREL invite you to a webinar on Bangladesh elections on 11 December 2023 at 4 pm (Bangkok time). This webinar serves as a platform to shed light on the human rights violations that pose a significant threat to the democratic [ Read more ]

[Event] (Re)affirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: What does this mean in Asia?
6 December 2023 5:23 pm

  Date & Time:  Monday, December 11, 2023, 3.00-5.00PM (EST) Venue: Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, New York, NY (Directions) Register here   Registration is required for this event. Please note that this is an in-person event, and no online participation will be available. The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is [ Read more ]

[Event] 10th Asian Human Rights Defenders Forum Opening Session: Keynote and Plenary Discussion
31 October 2023 6:38 pm

    Wednesday, 1 November 2023 14.15 – 18.00 (GMT+8) Livestream via YouTube, Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) has been organising the biennial Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum (AHRDF) since 2001. The Forum provides a platform for human rights defenders (HRDs) from diverse backgrounds to [ Read more ]

[HRC54 Side Event] Human rights and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan: role and responsibility of the UN Human Rights Council and the international community
13 September 2023 12:25 pm

Human rights and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan: role and responsibility of the UN Human Rights Council and the international community   Organised by: Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) With support of International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), and World Coalition Against Torture (OMCT)   16h00 – 17h00 [ Read more ]

[Event] Myanmar Advocacy Day: Hearing from People on the Ground and Experts in the Region
28 August 2023 5:50 pm

  Myanmar Advocacy Day: Hearing from People on the Ground and Experts in the Region 9.00 am – 12.30 pm, 30 August 2023 Registration: Click Here The attempted coup by the Myanmar military on February 1, 2021, has led to a series of grave atrocities within Myanmar and posed a significant threat to peace and [ Read more ]

[HRC53 Side Event] Reclaiming Civic Space in Asia
26 June 2023 12:24 pm

  Reclaiming Civic Space in Asia HRC53 Side Event Organised by: Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation  Tuesday, 27 June 2023, 14h00-15h00 CEST Palais des Nations, Room XXV   The rights to freedom of association and peaceful assembly are essential for advocating and defending fundamental rights. However, [ Read more ]

[HRC53 Side Event] Persecuted Twice: Gender-Based Persecution of Hazara Women in Afghanistan
21 June 2023 2:07 am

[HRC53 Side Event] Marking the 25th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of human rights defenders
20 June 2023 11:54 am

[HRC53 Side Event] The Taliban’s War on Women – The Crimes Against Humanity of Gender Persecution in Afghanistan
11:52 am

[Event] Launch of Defending in Numbers: Rising Together Against All Odds
16 June 2023 12:54 pm

  Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2023 Time: 3.00-5.00 PM (Colombo time) Venue: Kinsey Room, Jetwing Colombo Seven Hotel, Colombo Online link: YouTube Live https://www.youtube.com/@lawsocietytrust8867 **** FORUM-ASIA is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Defending in Numbers: Rising Together Against All Odds. This biennial publication, produced by FORUM-ASIA, aims to identify the main patterns of [ Read more ]