[Statement] Civil society groups convey concern about human rights to ASEAN leaders -Forum-Asia

(Bangkok, 2 November 2019) – Today, for the first time in five years, a formal inter-face meeting took place between ASEAN Foreign Ministers and representatives of ASEAN civil society groups. The civil society organizations came as representatives of the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF), which was held in Bangkok in September 2019. The…

[From the web] People’s resistance to RCEP intensifies, amplifying #NotoRCEP call! -Focus on the Global South

As governments scramble to save the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement , peoples from Southeast Asia have consolidated their strong opposition to this ambitious and unjust trade and investment agreement Meeting at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN Peoples Forum held recently in Thailand under the Convergence Space on Trade, Investment and Corporate…

[Press Release] ASEAN and EU Parliamentarians decry shrinking civic space; unite with CSOs in defending human rights and rule of law

ASEAN and EU Parliamentarians decry shrinking civic space; unite with CSOs in defending human rights and rule of law ASEAN and European parliamentarians speaking at a Town Hall Meeting organized by the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum at the Commission on Human Rights grounds in UP Diliman decry the “democratic deficit” and worsening human…

[Press Release] ACSC/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum criticize ASEAN’s exclusivist character, shrinking civic space; calls for alternative regionalism

ACSC/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum criticize ASEAN’s exclusivist character, shrinking civic space; calls for alternative regionalism The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People’s Forum 2017 pinpointed today ASEAN’s characteristic exclusion of marginalized peoples and underprivileged sectors since the regional organisation’s inception 50 years ago and called for an alternative regionalism that puts utmost premium to peoples’ rights…

[Statement] APEC/ASEAN: Prioritize Rohingya Crisis Leaders Should Also Address Deteriorating Situations in Vietnam, Philippines -HRW

APEC/ASEAN: Prioritize Rohingya Crisis Leaders Should Also Address Deteriorating Situations in Vietnam, Philippines (New York, November 9, 2017) – World leaders meeting for summits in Asia on November 10-14, 2017, should address Burma’s Rohingya crisis and the deteriorating human rights situations in Vietnam, the Philippines, and Cambodia, Human Rights Watch said today. Heads of government…

[Off the shelf] FES’s Study on Women Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Economic Community -MFA

FES’s Study on Women Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Economic Community -MFA Migrant Forum in Asia’s FES’s study on “Women Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Economic Community”. The study was done in partnership with UN, ASEAN Secretariat, the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and with the support of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and…

[Press Conference] CSOs to ASEAN: inclusion, not exclusion in social protection planning, design and implementation

CSOs to ASEAN: inclusion, not exclusion in social protection planning, design and implementation “Social Protection for All!” Representatives of Civil Society Organizations from various Southeast Asian countries accompanied by a contingent from urban poor communities in Manila walked to the venue of the ASEAN High Level Conference on Social Protection at Sofitel Hotel on 16…

[Announcement] Call for Applications – FORUM-ASIA Regional Training of Trainers on the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms 2016

Call for Applications – FORUM-ASIA Regional Training of Trainers on the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms 2016 The Regional Training of Trainers on the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms is a training initiated by FORUM-ASIA since 2010. The training was designed as a tool to impart and to strengthen skills and knowledge of civil society organizations (CSOs)…

[Off the shelf] Breaking the Silence and Unlocking Barriers for Human Rights Protection in ASEAN: A report on the performance of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms in 2015

Breaking the Silence and Unlocking Barriers for Human Rights Protection in ASEAN: A report on the performance of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms in 2015 ‘Breaking the Silence and Unlocking Barriers for Human Rights Protection in ASEAN’ is the sixth annual review of the performance of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) human rights…

[Press Release] The Role of Civil Society and ASEAN Bodies in Achieving a People-centered ASEAN -ACSC/APF 2016

The Role of Civil Society and ASEAN Bodies in Achieving a People-centered ASEAN Dili, Timor-Leste – 05-08-2016- The final day of the ACSC/APF 2016 examined the progress and efficacy of ASEAN and its mechanisms in achieving a people-centered community. H.E. Mr. Xanana Gusmao, Minister of Strategic Investment in Timor-Leste, engaging participants in an open dialogue,…

[Statement] Protect all rights of all migrant workers! call to ASEAN to fulfill the promise for a truly people-centered ASEAN community! -OUTRIGHT

PROTECT ALL RIGHTS OF ALL MIGRANT WORKERS! CALL TO ASEAN TO FULFILL THE PROMISE FOR A TRULY PEOPLE-CENTERED ASEAN COMMUNITY! OutRight Action International, together with the undersigned organizations call on ASEAN leaders meeting in Malaysia for the 27th ASEAN Summit, to address the concerns of migrant worker particularly protecting LGTQ migrant workers from violence and…

[Statement] A People-Centered ASEAN Community: Making It Happen -ASEAN PEOPLES FORUM 2015 (ACSC/APF2015)

The ASEAN PEOPLES FORUM 2015 (ACSC/APF2015) Regional Steering Committee (RSC) and the Malaysian National Organizing Committee (NOC) have successfully organised the ACSC/APF2015 Conference Engaging 27th ASEAN Summit . This is conference, attended by 150 CSOs from ASEAN, was held on the sidelines of the 27th ASEAN Summit happening now. This conference comes just as ASEAN…

[Announcement] ASEAN photo contest zooms in on biodiversity

ASEAN photo contest zooms in on biodiversity Experience the beauty of our biodiversity, the source of all our basic needs! Help us photograph Southeast Asia’s biodiversity! Join the Third ASEAN Zooming in on Biodiversity Photo Contest. Organized by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), the contest aims to capture the beauty, richness, and values of…