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[Event] (Re)affirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: What does this mean in Asia?

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Date & Time:  Monday, December 11, 2023, 3.00-5.00PM (EST)
Venue: Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, New York, NY (Directions)
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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 organising a discussion to explore and reflect on the significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) within the Asian context. The session features a compelling intergenerational dialogue with prominent human rights defenders and activists, bridging perspectives from the past and future of the Asian human rights movement. This introspective discussion aims to reflect on the 75-year journey of the UDHR while envisioning its future amidst the contemporary challenges faced by human rights in Asia. Emphasizing mutual learning and understanding, the dialogue seeks to rekindle a narrative of human rights and solidarity based on the fundamental principles enshrined in the UDHR.

1. Mary Aileen Diez Bacalso, Executive Director, FORUM-ASIA
2. Benny Agus Prima, Human Rights Defenders Programme, FORUM-ASIA
3. Sirikan Charoensiri, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, Thailand
4. Wai Wai Nu, Women’s Peace Network, Myanmar
5. Imraan Mir, Kashmir Law and Justice Project