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[Event] ACSC / APF 2021 Plenary Session: Failed Promises: A CSO Assessment on ASEAN’s Response to the Militarisation and Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia
13 October 2021 12:14 pm

Date: Friday, 15 October 2021 Time: 1.00 – 2.15 PM (GMT+7) Register here: l.forum-asia.org/ACSCAPF21 Live via: Zoom   This year’s ASEAN Civil Society Conference / ASEAN Peoples’ Forum eclipses a challenging era for the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) as it deals with the spillover effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the worsening crisis in Myanmar. Eight [ Read more ]

[HRC48 Side Event] Civic space obstructed: Singapore’s fundamental freedoms through the lens of the UPR
24 September 2021 1:47 pm

  Date: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 Time: 13:30 – 15:00 (CEST, Geneva) / 18:30 – 20:00 (ICT, Bangkok) / 19:30 – 21:30 (SGT, Kuala Lumpur/Singapore) Register here: l.forum-asia.org/HRC48SG Live via: Zoom, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube   Singapore’s government has continued to arbitrarily restrict the peoples’ rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association. Singapore [ Read more ]

[HRC48 Side Event] Human Rights Crisis in Myanmar: Eight months after the attempted coup d’état – Updates from the ground
17 September 2021 3:59 pm

Date: Wednesday, 22 September 2021 Time: 13.00 – 14.30 CEST / 18.00 – 19.30 Bangkok time Register here: l.forum-asia.org/HRC48MyanmarEvent Live via: Zoom, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube More than eight months on after the Myanmar military initiated a coup d’état, Myanmar people continue to resist the Military’s attempts to seize power in the country. Civil servants, [ Read more ]

[Call for participants] ASEAN Human Rights Advocacy Academy 2021
13 August 2021 12:19 pm

What is the ASEAN Human Rights Advocacy Academy? The ASEAN Human Rights Advocacy Academy is a 15-hour online capacity building workshop (spread into weekly sessions) for young activists and professionals in Southeast Asia on effective human rights advocacy in ASEAN. Organised by FORUM-ASIA, the Academy will bring together the expertise of human rights practitioners and [ Read more ]

[Online Conference] Human Rights in the time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia
5 August 2021 4:55 pm

Date: 9 August 2021 Time: 1 – 4 PM (GMT+7) Platforms: Zoom, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Registration: bit.ly/FApandemicconference1 The impact of COVID-19 has severely hindered the fulfilment of human rights in the Asian region. Join us in a two-part online event where we discuss the trend of human rights violations and shrinking civic spaces in Asia [ Read more ]

[Public Dialogue] ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting on Myanmar: 100 Days Later – What’s Changed?
2 August 2021 6:44 pm

Date: Wednesday, 4 August 2021 Time: 10 AM – 12 PM (GMT+7) Platforms: Zoom, Facebook Live, Twitter Live, YouTube Live Registration: bit.ly/ASEANConsensus100 Six months since the Myanmar coup and 100 days since the adoption of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) five-point consensus, the international community has yet act to meaningfully halt the violence [ Read more ]

[Webinar and HRC47 Side Event] National security and civic space in Asia
7 July 2021 8:26 pm

Date: Thursday, 8 July 2021 Time: 11.00 – 12:30 AM (CEST) / 4.00 – 5.30 PM (ICT) Venue: Zoom / Facebook Live via CIVICUS Registration: https://web.civicus.org/8JulyHRC47 *** In a report to the UN Human Rights Council in June 2018, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association identified the [ Read more ]

[Report Launch] Tied Hands: Fact Finding Mission Report on Harawa-Charawa – Debt, Poverty and Climate Change in Dhanusha, Nepal
6 July 2021 6:23 pm

Date: Thursday, 8 July 2021 Time: 5.00 – 6.00 PM (GMT+7) Platform: Zoom, Facebook Live Registration: http://l.forum-asia.org/TiedHandsRegistration   The report, Tied Hands: Fact Finding Mission Report on Harawa-Charawa – Debt, Poverty and Climate Change in Dhanusha, Nepal, is a joint initiative between FORUM-ASIA and one of its members in Nepal, Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC) to [ Read more ]

[HRC47 Civil Society Side Event] Authorizing the assault on the poor and active citizens in the Philippines
28 June 2021 4:30 pm

Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021 Time: 12 AM – 1.30 PM (CEST) / 5 PM – 6.30 PM (ICT) / 6 PM – 7.30 PM (PHT) Venue: Zoom / Live from PAHRA social media Registration: tinyurl.com/HRC47Philippines  **** In June 2020, the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights released a comprehensive report which reveals that there [ Read more ]

[Live Discussion]: Exacting Accountabilities: ICC prosecutor’s Request to Investigate the Philippines, A Step Closer to Justice
16 June 2021 8:55 pm

Date: 17 June 2021 Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM Bangkok time (GMT +7) // 4:00 – 6:00 PM Manila time (GMT +8) Platform: Youtube Live, Facebook Live and Twitter Live available on iDefend’s Official Page Registration: http://l.forum-asia.org/ICCOnline21 (English interpretation will be available on Zoom)   On 14 June 2021, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda requested an [ Read more ]