[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.…

[Statement] of the ASEAN SOGI Caucus regarding the recent ACSC/APF event in Brunei where certain sectors were prevented to join the civil society event

ASEAN SOGI Caucus: We are ASEAN Statement of the ASEAN SOGI Caucus regarding the recent ACSC/APF event in Brunei where certain sectors were prevented to join the civil society event. We, theASEAN SOGI Caucus[i] are deeplyoutraged and concerned by the decision of the National Organizing Committee(NOC) of Brunei Darussalam‘s to restrict discussions and limit civil…

[In the news] 58 human trafficking victims rescued in Sibugay, Tawi-tawi – InterAksyon.com

58 human trafficking victims rescued in Sibugay, Tawi-tawi Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com MANILA – Fifty-eight potential victims of human trafficking were rescued by elements of the Philippine Center for Transnational Crimes in various operations in Zamboanga Sibugay and Tawi-Tawi last June, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reported Sunday. In a statement, the…

[Press Release] Regional cooperation to solve tension in Spratly islands – PLM

Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), a newly formed grassroots political party, calls for a negotiated political settlement of the Spratly islands’ disputes among contesting nations, such as the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. “We opposed to strong-arm tactics, bullying, warships deployment that may escalate political tensions in the disputed Spratly Islands,” PLM said.…

[Blogger] ASEAN CSO Mtg on LGBT Rights – Maximum Exposure

ASEAN CSO Mtg on LGBT Rights. by Germaine Trittle Leonin [Maximum Exposure] (germainetrittle86.multiply.com) From May 2 to May 5, 2011 over forty lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgenders, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) activists representing 8 out of ten Southeast Asian countries[1] came together in a historic assembly for the ASEAN People’s Forum to tell their governments that…

[From the web] The LGBTIQ Agenda: Equality now!

Statement of the first ASEAN Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) People’s Caucus From May 2 to May 5, 2011 over forty lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgenders, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) activists representing 8 out of ten Southeast Asian countries[1] came together in a historic assembly for the ASEAN People’s Forum to tell their…