Issue No. 58, March 2019 
'Insights into human rights are not just found in hallowed halls and formal reports, you need to go out on the streets and engage the community.'

Read this month's interview with Micheline Rama, co-founder and Executive Director of Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism (Dakila)movement-building organisation from the Philippines and new member of FORUM-ASIA

  • Myanmar: Press Release 'Investigate Police Violence against Karenni Protesters and Respect their Fundamental Freedoms'
  • Pakistan&India: Statement 'FORUM-ASIA deeply concerned about current tensions between Pakistan and India'
  • Thailand: Joint Open Letter 'New Lawsuits Brought by Thammakaset Company Limited Against Human Rights Defenders'
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 Media Coverage Click here for more media coverage of our work.
Quote of the month
' EDSA was also a shining moment in our history that epitomised the valiant struggle of the Filipinos for decades. Against tyranny, exploitation, and oppression. It even helped inspire other movements in the region and around the world.'
said Gus Miclat, Executive Director of Initiatives of International Dialogue in Stories of Change - The Philippine (EDSA) People Power Revolution of 1986
Celebrating International Women's DayFORUM-ASIA will feature exceptional women human rights defenders in a series of posters during 4-8 March. Follow our FACEBOOK and Twitter to see what brave women human rights defenders from across the region have to say!
FORUM-ASIA published its new report ‘Instruments of Repression: A Regional Report on the Status of Freedoms of Expressions, Peaceful Assembly, and Association in Asia.’ It provides information on the repressive laws in the region between January 2016 – May 2018.
Find recent cases, current trends, campaigns and resources related to human rights defenders in Asia in February 2019 here.
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