[Statement] Sombath Somphone one year on: 62 NGOs call for a new investigation into his enforced disappearance. -FIDH

Sombath Somphone one year on: 62 NGOs call for a new investigation into his enforced disappearance December 13, 2013 We, the undersigned 62 regional and international organizations, express outrage over the Lao Government’s ongoing failure to shed light on the enforced disappearance of prominent activist and civil society leader Sombath Somphone. December 15, 2013 marks…

[Statement] CSO Recommendations for the ASEAN Secretary-General and the ASEAN Secretariat

The 2013 Dialogue between the ASEAN Secretary-General, the ASEAN Secretariat and the Representative of Civil Society Organizations Note: Based from the information shared by our source… On Friday, 1 November 2013, in Jakarta, Representatives of Civil Society Organizations (Including the source, a representative of FORUM-ASIA) attended the 2013 Dialogue between the ASEAN Secretary-General, the ASEAN…

[Press Release] ASEAN SOGIE Caucus launches regional campaign criticizing declarations on women and children By ASEAN SOGIE Caucus

ASEAN SOGIE Caucus launches regional campaign criticizing declarations on women and children By ASEAN SOGIE Caucus On October 14, a regional network of LGBT rights organizations launched a video in response to the exclusion of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression (SOGIE) from the language of two recently adopted declarations protecting women and children from violence.…

[Press Release] Corporate Human Rights Abuses in ASEAN: Civil Society Calls for Corporate Accountability and Compliance with International Human Rights Law

Corporate Human Rights Abuses in ASEAN: Civil Society Calls for Corporate Accountability and Compliance with International Human Rights Law (Bangkok/Jakarta, 3 October 2013) – Civil society groups called for greater corporate accountability in the region, which requires a regulatory framework based on international human rights norms and standards, to address the escalation of corporate human…

[In the news] 5 reasons NGOs reject current version of ASEAN Human Rights Declaration -InterAksyon.com

5 reasons NGOs reject current version of ASEAN Human Rights Declaration By Veronica Uy, InterAksyon.com September 13, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — Nongovernmental organizations on Thursday rejected the draft of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration they were shown for consultation and which is set for ratification by the regional bloc’s 10 member-states at their summit in…

[In the news] ASEAN meet pushes strategies for maternal health- GMANews.tv

ASEAN meet pushes strategies for maternal health Delegates and health experts from Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries outlined several strategies borne out of a two-day meeting in Manila last October for improving the health of mothers in the region. The recommendations touched on financing, governance, regulations, service delivery, monitoring systems and the role…