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ACSC/APF2015 Conference Engaging 27th ASEAN Summit Workshop: “People-Centered ASEAN Community: Making It Happen”

The Regional Steering Committee (RSC) with the endorsement of the Malaysian National Organizing Committee (NOC) have decided to organize the ACSC/APF2015 Conference. As you may know, Malaysia is the current Chair for ASEAN for 2015 and hence will be hosting the 27th ASEAN Summit this year. Warm greetings from the...

Half Empty: Burma’s political parties and their human rights commitments [FIDH Press Conference]

After almost two months of election campaigning by Burma’s political parties, what do we know about their human rights agenda? FIDH investigated and the results are out. Find out what political parties plan to do with regard to religious discrimination, media freedom, accountability for past crimes, domestic and international...

Launching of the Annual Report on the Performance of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism 2014, Bangkok 14th October 2015

FORUM-ASIA and SAPA Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (TFAHR) have been producing its monitoring and assessment report on the performance of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, particularly the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights...

Foundational Course on Business and Human Rights [Ateneo de Manila University]

The Ateneo Human Rights Center and the Ateneo School of Law, in partnership with the ASEAN Corporate Social Responsibility network would like to invite you to participate in a Foundational Course on Business and Human Rights that we are organizing on 19-23 October 2015 at the Ateneo Professional Schools,...

[CSR Asia] The Business Case for Working with Myanmar Diaspora

This event follows on from our event in Yangon in January 2015, where we invited leading companies operating in Myanmar to discuss ways to invest in returning refugees and migrant workers. Date:  Tuesday, 17 November 2015 Location:  Bangkok Course Overview: This event follows on from our event in Yangon in January 2015, where...

[CRC-ASIA] Regional Consultation on the Elimination of Violence against Children and Improved Public Investment on Children

The consultation is open to members of civil society organizations and the academe that are actively advocating for children’s rights and social budgeting in Asia-Pacific. Representatives of government agencies focusing on social welfare, children’s rights, and public finance will also attend the consultation. Children will have a separate session,...

Promoting the Realization of Freedom of Religion or Belief in Southeast Asia: A press briefing by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Join the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt, for an informative overview on the current status of freedom of religion or belief in Southeast Asia and how we could work towards the fuller realization of this right in the region. 7:30pm, Thursday 1 October,...

[APPRN & IHRP Mahidol University] Short Course on Advocacy and Refugee Rights

The Short Course on Advocacy and Refugee Rights is an initiative organised by the Legal Aid and Advocacy Working Group (LAAWG) of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) and the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) at Mahidol University. The course aims to strengthen participants’ capacity,...

#BEChat : Coming Out – A Twitter Discussion with LGBT Groups in Southeast Asia

Do Asian LGBTs really need to come out when mothers have excellent LGBT radar? How was your coming out experience? Do Asian LGBTs really need to come out when mothers have excellent LGBT radar? How was your coming out experience? Join BE peer support web-app in a #BEChat on Coming Out...

Press conference and panel discussion: Sombath Somphone: 1,000 Days Without Justice

FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) and The Sombath Initiative Sombath Somphone: 1,000 Days Without Justice Press conference and panel discussion 10:30am, Friday September 11, 2015 This is not an FCCT-sponsored event. It is a paid function and responsibility for program content is solely that of the event organizer On the evening of December...