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Issue No. 76, September 2020 
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'It is imperative that I tell the actual story and provide the information needed without fear of repercussions.'

Read this month's interview with Melissa Ananthraj, new Communication Manager of FORUM-ASIA.

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FROM THE SECRETARIAT
  • Thailand: ANNI Open Letter concerning the National Human Rights Commission's Statement on requesting all parties in demonstrations adhere to human rights principles and use peaceful means to resolve problems
  • Bangladesh: Joint Statement 'End Enforced Disappearances' 
  • Philippines: Joint Letter 'UN Human Rights Council should urgently launch an independent international investigative mechanism on the human rights situation in the Philippines'
Visit our website for a complete overview of FORUM-ASIA statements and activities. 

From 31 August to 11 September, FORUM-ASIA presented the Poster Series 'Human Rights in Southeast Asia in Times of Pandemic', which draws from the findings of the corresponding report.

The report is a synthesis of a series of webinars organised by FORUM-ASIA with its partners Solidarity for ASEAN People's Advocacies and SHAPE-SEA.

FORUM-ASIA, in collaboration with its members Community Self Reliance Centre (CSRC) and Human Rights Alliance in Nepal, are proud to present a Stories of Change video highlighting the strides civil society has made towards dignified menstruation in Asia.

Watch the Stories of Change video here!
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Geneva - 45th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council from 14 September to 6 October 2020.
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From 12 to 21 August, FORUM-ASIA launched the #Wellbeing4Defenders series to highlight the importance of well-being and support for human rights defenders in Asia and around the world.

Read the full booklet here: 'Psychosocial Well-being Booklet for Human Rights Defenders in the Philippines'

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