From our members

From Our Member Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) and Indonesian Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (PBHI) – 2022 Legal Needs Survey of Vulnerable Groups
30 December 2022 9:46 pm

Even though there are already many laws and policies that can guarantee the protection of vulnerable groups, there are still various difficulties in their implementation. Especially when referring to the Law on Legal Aid, the qualifications of legal aid recipients are, in fact, still limited to indicators of economic incapacity, so they are considered unable [ Read more ]

From Our Member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) – An Open Letter from SUARAM to the New Prime Minister of Malaysia
30 November 2022 11:21 am

After the 2022 Malaysia election and the inauguration of the new Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, SUARAM published an open letter to the new prime minister as follows — Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) congratulates and thanks the Rakyat of Malaysia for the peaceful and participative 15th General Elections (GE15) and change of government last week. The [ Read more ]

From Our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Training and Workshop for Promoting Mediation at the Grassroots Level
11:17 am

RMMRU organized a training workshop for promoting mediation on the 2th November 2022 which was held in UNO Office, Keraniganj of Dhaka district. This was half day long workshop where 20 returnee migrants were given training on the mediation process by ADR expert Md. Shimonuzzaman and Mohammad Inzamul Haque. The Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Keraniganj, [ Read more ]

From Our Member, Women’s League Burma (WLB) Myanmar – Report Launch “Substantive Equity and Gender Equality from Minorities within Minority to Be Living Peacefully in Federalism”
10:56 am

Women’s League Burma Myanmar has launched an event summary report that concludes the conversation during the event “Substantive Equity and Gender Equality from Minorities within Minority to Be Living Peacefully in Federalism”. Several points of the discussions are as follows: 1. During the current revolution, to mobilize and criticize the activities of the revolutionary forces [ Read more ]

From Our Member Progressive Voice, Myanmar – Press Release “The Attack in Kachin State Must Prompt UN Security Council’s Urgent Action Againts Myanmar Junta”
31 October 2022 2:47 pm

UN Security Council must stop deferring to ASEAN and take urgent action [28 October 2022] The UN Security Council should stop evading its responsibility to act to stop the Myanmar military’s war of terror by continuing to defer to ASEAN’s desultory Five-Point Consensus, Progressive Voice, Kachin Women’s Association Thailand and Women’s League of Burma said today. [ Read more ]

From Our Member Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR), Taiwan – Public event the culture and community connection of migrant workers in Taiwan
28 October 2022 1:30 pm

“What we want is labour, but people come.” – Swiss writer Max. Max Frisch Since the late 1980s, Taiwan has gradually opened up industrial migrant workers, social welfare migrant workers and foreign fishermen. Many people from Southeast Asia have travelled to Taiwan to make money and have a better life. Whether it is the fishermen [ Read more ]

From Our Member Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), Cambodia – Educational video on “The Right to a Fair Trial”
1:16 pm

ADHOC produces an animation video, “The Right to a Fair Trial”.  This video was produced by the ADHOC to educate the people about The Right to a Fair Trial and to seek intervention from relevant institutions through this short video.

From Our Member Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA), Pakistan – 2022 Annual Rural Women Conference
1:05 pm

  Since 2008, PODA has spearheaded a campaign to amplify the voices of Pakistani rural women, addressing their priorities from a collective platform through its annual conference on the International Day of Rural Women. The 15th of October has been declared by the United Nations as the ‘International Day of Rural Women’ and PODA has [ Read more ]

From Our Member Progressive Voice, Myanmar – Setting the Tinderbox Alight – The Humanitarian’s Crisis in Myanmar’s Dry zone
30 September 2022 9:25 am

Read the full publication on Progressive Voice’s website ** Executive Summary: This briefing paper highlights the immense challenges and local responses to the humanitarian crisis on the ground in Sagaing, Magwe and Mandalay Regions since 1 February 2021. This paper sheds light on the situation for those internally displaced in the three regions, and advocates [ Read more ]

[HRC51 Oral Statement] Item 2: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan
13 September 2022 1:46 pm

51st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan   Delivered by Hafizullah Saeedi On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  12 September 2022   Mr. President, Since the Taliban take over of Afghanistan on [ Read more ]