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Civil Societies and Grassroots Engagement with ASEAN in Policy-Level, Strategic Approach to ASEAN Structure and Policy Bodies

Introduction Being 2019, ASEAN have gone so far to 52th anniversary years with the well-known successful regional cooperation amidst the world. According to ASEANstats by ASEAN Secretariats exposed the progress of ASEAN statistics from last 50 years, 1967-2016, demonstrates an increasing number of population growth from 185 million to 634...

Report on the ACWC+10: Assessing the Commission’s Impact on Protecting Women and Children’s Rights in ASEAN

As part of its advocacy on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) human rights mechanisms, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Solidarity for ASEAN People’s Advocacy (SAPA) produce an annual assessment of the performance of the ASEAN human rights mechanisms: the ASEAN Intergovernmental...

Report from FORUM-ASIA Webinar Series: The Status of Human Rights in ASEAN during COVID-19 Pandemic

  In the ASEAN region as elsewhere in the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a genuine health emergency, prompting governments to take extraordinary, unprecedented measures in an effort to curb its lethal impact. While measures were taken by ASEAN Member States to genuinely combat the proliferation of the virus,...

Webinar: Do We Still Have Privacy Rights? The Impact of Contact-Tracing Apps in ASEAN

This is the related materials from the Webinar: Do We Still Have Privacy Rights? The Impact of Contact-Tracing Apps in ASEAN, co-organized by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Southeast Asian Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet), and The Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM). The...

ASEAN Community Virtual Summit (25 – 26 June 2020)

This is the related materials from the ASEAN Community Virtual Summit, organised by FORUM-ASIA, ASEAN Parliamentarian for Human Rights (APHR), SHAPE-SEA, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Networks (APRRN), Progressive Voice, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC), ASEAN SOGIE Caucus (ASC), and Human Rights Watch (HRW) on 25-26 June 2020.

Webinar II: The ASEAN Community and COVID-19 – An Assessment of an Infected Region’s Present and Future Conditions

This is the related materials from Webinar II: The ASEAN Community and COVID-19 – An Assessment of an Infected Region’s Present and Future Conditions, organised by FORUM-ASIA and SHAPE-SEA on 14 April 2020. List of speakers: Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Former Thai Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)...

Webinar VI: COVID-19 – Peace and Human Security: SEEING THE INVISIBLE AND FORGOTTEN AMIDST THE COVID-19 CRISIS

This is the presentation material from the Webinar VI: COVID-19, Peace and Human Security: SEEING THE INVISIBLE AND FORGOTTEN AMIDST THE COVID19 CRISIS Impact on Conflict-Affected, Displaced and Marginalised Communities, and on the Conflict Dynamics in the ASEAN, co-organised by FORUM-ASIA, Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), the Global Partnership for the Prevention...

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

This is the presentation material from the Webinar V: Will human rights survive COVID-19? Navigating human rights during and after the pandemic by FORUM-ASIA, CIVICUS, IDefend, and PAHRA on 8 May 2020. List of Speakers: Susan Wilding (Head of Geneva Office, Civicus) Dr. Nymia Pimentel Simbulan (Chairperson, PAHRA) Rin Fujimatsu,...

Webinar III: A Feminist Assessment on the ASEAN response to the COVID-19

This is the presentation material from the Webinar III: A Feminist Assessment on the ASEAN response to the COVID-19. The webinar was co-organised by FORUM-ASIA and ARROW (Asia Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women) on 21 April 2020. List of Speakers: Sivananthi Thanenthiran (Executive Director, ARROW) Maria Sol Taule...

Webinar IV: Children and Youth during COVID-19 – Their Rights and as Human Rights Defenders

This is the presentation material from the Webinar IV: Children and Youth during COVID-19 - Their Rights and as Human Rights Defenders. The webinar was co-organised by FORUM-ASIA, ASEAN Youth Forum, and Child Rights Coalition Asia on 29 April 2020. List of Speakers: Roshni Basu (Regional Advisor on Adolescent Development...