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Call for Applications: International Summer Course, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia

The Communication Department of Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia will organize the 2022 International Summer Course from 25 July until 10 August 2022. This year's theme is Nurturing Mindfulness in Southeast Asia: Understanding Shared History, Embracing Diversity. This course is free and open to anyone. The rationale, course description, speakers, and other...

Orientation Session: Strengthening Feminist Movements Grant

Women’s Fund Asia (WFA) is pleased to announce that we will soon be launching the next cycle of grants for the Strengthening Feminist Movements (SFM) program, scheduled for the last week of June. Under this grantmaking program, Women’s Fund Asia supports women, girls,  trans, and intersex rights activists, groups,...

Call for Written Submissions: International Parliamentary Inquiry on the Myanmar Crisis

The ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) is launching an inquiry into the ongoing military and humanitarian crisis in Myanmar in order to provide concrete, time-sensitive recommendations to the international community in response to the Myanmar coup. Their committee is formed by eight parliamentarians from seven countries in Africa,...

2022 ASEAN-Korea Academic Essay Contest

The ASEAN-Korea Centre is pleased to call for proposals for the 2022 ASEAN-Korea Academic Essay Contest! In collaboration with the Korea University ASEAN Center (KUAC) and Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE), the Centre hosts the 2022 ASEAN-Korea Academic Essay Contest, inviting graduate and undergraduate students of ASEAN and Korean...

Call for Applications: Training on Media Freedom and the Safety of Women Journalists

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Regional Office for South-East Asia, as part of the OHCHR-UNESCO Global Drive for Media Freedom, Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists supported by the Netherlands, is calling for women journalists from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand...

[HRC 49 Joint Press Release] Hold the Myanmar military accountable for grave crimes

Time for UN to pursue justice Hold the Myanmar military accountable for grave crimes “UN must explore all possible ways to prosecute Myanmar military leaders and hold them accountable for genocide and atrocity crimes” said Human Rights Defenders from Myanmar in an online event as they engaged with the UN...
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Adoption of Thailand’s Universal Periodic Review

Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Human Rights -- Outcome Adoption for Thailand Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation Mr. President, We note that Thailand has accepted 218 out of 278 recommendations it received during its 3rd cycle UPR. We regret...

[Condolence Note] The Passing of Jose Louis Martin Gascon

(15 October 2021) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) express deep sorrow on the passing of Jose Louis Martin C. Gascon, or ‘Chito’, the Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP) on...

Myanmar military should end its use of violence and respect democracy

Myanmar military should end its use of violence and respect democracy The undersigned groups today denounced an apparent coup in Myanmar, and associated violence, which has suspended civilian government and effectively returned full power to the military. On 1 February, the military arbitrarily detained State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and...

Myanmar internet providers block Facebook services after government order

(Reuters) - Internet providers in Myanmar including state-owned telecom MPT were blocking access to Facebook Inc-owned services in the country on Thursday, days after military leaders seized power in a coup. A letter posted online by the Ministry of Communications and Information overnight said Facebook would be blocked until Feb....