From our members

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Statement against the introduction of three new bills and its implication on the criminal justice system in India
16 August 2023 11:18 am

In the name of denouncing the colonial criminal laws in the country, the present Union government yesterday introduced and subsequently sent the three new bills to the Parliamentary standing committee, while changing the erstwhile legal provisions named as Indian Penal Code, 1860; Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 and Indian Evidence Act, 1872 to Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita; [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bytes for All, Pakistan – Internet Landscape Report
29 June 2023 1:03 pm

Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A) releases annual Internet Landscape Report 2022; sheds light on evolving digital environment and human rights issues in Pakistan. Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A), a prominent digital rights organization, is pleased to announce the launch of its flagship annual report, “Pakistan’s Internet Landscape report 2022.” The comprehensive report delves into the [ Read more ]

From Our Member, Human Rights Measurement Initiatives – 2023 Human Rights Data Release
14 June 2023 6:11 pm

FORUM-ASIA is proud to feature the upcoming 2023 Human Rights Data Release by our esteemed Affiliate Member, Human Rights Measurement Initiatives (HRMI) based in New Zealand. We invite you to join HRMI this June as they unveil the latest findings on civil and political rights, economic and social rights (ESR), and human rights in East [ Read more ]

From Our Member Taiwan Association of Human Rights (TAHR) and Covenants Watch – Rally protesting Formosa Plastic Group’s environmental and human rights violations
2 June 2023 10:34 am

Formosa Plastics Group (FPG), known as “Formosa,” has caused severe and irreversible harm to the environment and human rights globally, bringing shame to Taiwan. As part of the NGO coalition, Covenants Watch and the Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR), two members of FORUM-ASIA in Taiwan witnessed the participation of two American Goldman Environmental Prize [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), South Korea – Statement on ban of nighttime rally
10:26 am

People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), South Korea , a FORUM-ASIA member, strongly condemns the South Korean government’s proposed revisions to the Assembly and Demonstration Act, which include banning nighttime rallies and restricting protests for groups with a history of illegal activities. They argue that these measures violate constitutional rights and resemble the authoritarian era [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Enforced disappearance campaign rally
25 May 2023 10:13 am

Rights activists, lawyers, and family members of victims of enforced disappearance have come together in a resolute show of solidarity as Odhikar, a human rights organization, joined a large-scale rally today. The purpose of the gathering was to vehemently condemn the escalating incidents of enforced disappearance within the country and to demand justice for the [ Read more ]

[From Our Member] Equality Myanmar – The Critical of Civil and Political Rights in Myanmar: Briefing Report
3 May 2023 1:08 pm

Since February 1, 2021, Myanmar’s military Junta (Min Aung Hlaing) and its alliances have attempted a military coup against the 2020 election results elected by Myanmar’s civilians. Furthermore, civil and political rights are violated by thousands of gross human rights violations, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. These coercive actions exacerbate negative outcomes for innocent [ Read more ]

[From Our Members] Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism (Dakila) – National Women’s Month infographics
12:58 pm

DAKILA, a valued member of FORUM-ASIA in the Philippines, has recently crafted an informative and insightful infographic on the occasion of National Women’s Month. In their original post, DAKILA highlights the importance of understanding and appreciating the legislative measures put in place to safeguard women’s human rights. They draw attention to significant laws such as [ Read more ]

[From Our Members] Law & Society Trust, Sri Lanka, Awaz Centre for Development Service, Pakistan and Community Self Reliance Centre, Nepal – Panel on the 4th UN South Asian Forum on Business and Human Rights
12:49 pm

Session Description               Women working in the unregulated sector often face a range of challenges, including low pay, poor working conditions, and limited job security. Owing to cultural perceptions of women’s status in society, many are also at a higher risk of sexual harassment and discrimination, particularly in industries where [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) – 2022 Recap
31 March 2023 12:13 pm

People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), a member organization of FORUM-ASIA, has released a 2022 recap of the changes it made in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other disasters that occurred throughout the year. The report highlights the organization’s efforts to promote civic participation and solidarity in the face of government inaction and [ Read more ]