Events

Do we still have rights to privacy’; ‘How Intrusive are Contact-Tracing Apps in ASEAN?

Do we still have rights to privacy’;  ‘How Intrusive are Contact-Tracing Apps in ASEAN? The rise of Covid-19 infections has prompted six out of ten ASEAN Member States to adopt COVID-19 contact-tracing apps to help limit the spread of the virus and break the chains of transmission.   While this is...

Media Advisory – Digital Press Conference 36th ASEAN Summit, 2020: Protecting Human Rights and Democracy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed major weaknesses in ASEAN’s capacity to respond to a global pandemic. ASEAN failed to take measures to protect those in the most vulnerable situations and to prevent a surge in restrictions on freedom of expression and in hateful rhetoric against marginalized groups. Despite the magnitude...

Diplomatic Briefing. Human Rights in Peril: the Impact of COVID-19 on Civic Space, Refugee Rights, Business and Human Rights in ASEAN.

Providing information to diplomatic missions in ASEAN on the impact of COVID-19 on democracy and human rights in the region. Key issues to be address will include: the rising of xenophobia, in particular anti-migrants and anti-refugees narrative, translated into harmful practices in the region against Rohingya and other ethnic...

Town Hall Meeting. ASEAN Member State’s Accountability on Human Rights: During and Post COVID-19

Despite of more than 90,000 COVID-19 cases in the region, ASEAN has yet to take any action to halt the virus spread, or act to prevent the suppression of freedoms that should be universally enjoyed. Furthermore, ASEAN’s principle of non-interference remains an insurmountable obstacle blocking efforts to effectively address...

Webinar Session VI: COVID-19, Peace, and Human Security – Seeing the Invisible & forgotten amidst the COVID-19 crisis: Impact on conflict-affected, displaced, and marginalised communities, and on the peace and security, in ASEAN

This session is concerned with communities where (direct and structural) violence and political instability are present; where this global health challenge intersects with wars or volatile political conditions such as weak institutions, communal tensions, and lack of trust in political leaders; and where marginalisation of ethnic minorities, indigenous populations...

Webinar Session V – Will human rights survive COVID-19? Navigating human rights during and after the pandemic

And Online Discussion on ‘Will Human Rights Survive COVID-19? Navigating human rights during and after the pandemic’ Co-organised by FORUM-ASIA, iDEFEND, PAHRA, and CIVICUS Time: 3 – 5 pm (GMT +7) Date: 8 May 2020 Click to register! A link to the webinar will be emailed to registered participants ahead of the discussion. Speakers: Susan...

Webinar Session 4: Children and Youth during COVID-19: Their Rights and as Human Rights Defenders

An Online Discussion on ‘Children and Youth during COVID-19: Their Rights and as Human Rights Defenders’ Co-organised by FORUM-ASIA, Child Rights Coalition Asia (CRC Asia), and the ASEAN Youth Forum Time: 2 – 4pm (GMT +7) Date: 29 April 2020 Click to register! A link to the webinar will be emailed to registered participants...

A Feminist Assessment of the ASEAN Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

An Online Discussion on a Feminist Assessment of the ASEAN Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Co-organised by FORUM-ASIA and the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Center for Women (ARROW) Time: 1 – 3pm (GMT +7) Date: 21 April 2020 Click to register! A link to the webinar will be emailed to registered participants ahead of the...

ASEAN Community and Covid-19: An Assessment of an Infected Region’s Present and Future Condition

Thousands of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Peoples have already all fallen sick and have been drastically affected by Covid-19. As cases increase by the day, Governments have been scrambling to impose measures to suppress the illness and “flatten the curb” in their respective countries. The ASEAN as...

Human Rights Situation of the COVID-19 Response in ASEAN

This is the first webinar from the FA-SHAPE-SEA-Solidarity for ASEAN Peoples' Advocacy webinar series "The Status of Human Rights in the time of COVID-19 Pandemic in Southeast Asia". Speakers: Dr. Nymia Pimentel Simbulan (Executive Director, The Philippine Human Rights Information Center) Asfinawati (Executive Director, Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation) Themba Lewis...