At FORUM-ASIA, we employ a range of strategies to effectively achieve our goals and create a lasting impact.

Through a diverse array of approaches, FORUM-ASIA is dedicated to achieving our objectives and leaving a lasting imprint on human rights advocacy.

Who we work with

Our interventions are meticulously crafted and ready to enact tangible change, addressing pressing issues and empowering communities.

Each statements, letters, and publications are meticulously tailored, poised to transform challenges into opportunities, and to empower communities towards sustainable progress.

Multimedia Stories

With a firm commitment to turning ideas into action, FORUM-ASIA strives to create lasting change that leaves a positive legacy for future generations.

Explore our dedicated sub-sites to witness firsthand how FORUM-ASIA turns ideas into action, striving to create a legacy of lasting positive change for future generations.

Subscribe our monthly e-newsletter

PHILIPPINES: NGOs release a report on fact-finding mission in Mindanao

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

ph_mindanao.jpgFour civil society organisations, including FORUM-ASIA member Philippines Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), released a report this month on their fact-finding mission conducted in Mindanao, south of the Philippines, in October 2008.

Through interviews and discussions with local authorities and the people affected by the conflict between the government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the organisations report that both parties "had likewise caused tremendous damages to homes, farms and properties, and means of livelihood." The people are left with psychological trauma and lack of security, often internally-displaced.

The participants to the mission were 80 people from 52 civil society organisations, including Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), a FORUM-ASIA member and a member of PAHRA.

Mindanao region got international attention lately, as three Red Cross volunteers have been kidnapped in Jolo since 9 February.

(Photo courtesy of the report)

To read the report, please click here (.pdf).