[Event] RightsCon Southeast Asia

Dear friends in the ASEAN, We’re getting so excited about RightsCon Southeast Asia, the team has even started a countdown – 31 days, 23 hours, 43 minutes, and 16 second to go! This conference has generated a great deal of interest, and it’s shaping up to be an important event at the cross-section of an…

[Statement] Statement of Civil Society Delegates from Southeast Asia to 2012 Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF)

Statement of Civil Society Delegates from Southeast Asia to 2012 Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) July 31, 2012 Southeast Asian Civil Society Groups Highlight Increasing Rights Violations Online, Call for Improvements to Internet Governance Processes in the Region We, the undersigned civil society delegates from Southeast Asia who attended and participated in the 2012 Asia-Pacific…

[Announcement] Asia Against Child Trafficking (Asia ACTs) is looking for a Regional Coordinator

Asia Against Child Trafficking (Asia ACTs) JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Regional Coordinator Asia Against Child Trafficking (Asia ACTs) is a regional network of more than 100 organizations working together to protect all children in Southeast Asia from exploitation and abuse, especially the children on the move including trafficked children. With partners from Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao…

[From the web] A feminist reading of 2012 Sona -RAPPLER.com

A feminist reading of 2012 Sona by Josephine Acosta-Pasricha, RAPPLER.com July 28, 2012 I may be wrong or I am incredulously right. Of President Benigno Aquino‘s State of the Nation Addresses, the third is both pro-woman and anti-woman. Sona III may have high marks of achievement on three areas. First, transparency, accountability and good governance;…

[From the web] Earth Hour: Hype or hope? -RAPPLER.com

Earth Hour: Hype or hope?. BY VOLTAIRE TUPAZ April 4, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – The numbers are in and they glow in the dark. Online, interest in the global movement went viral, catapulting “Happy Earth Hour” to the top of trending topics on Twitter worldwide as the 60-minute switch-off reached Southeast Asia. Offline, participation was…

[Event] lecture-forum on State Structure and Contested Development: Thailand and the Philippines in Comparative Perspective

The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman and Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives (ARENA Philippines) Invite you to a lecture-forum on State Structure and Contested Development: Thailand and the Philippines in Comparative Perspective Speaker: Antoinette R. Raquiza, Ph.D. 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Monday, February 27, 2012 GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, 2nd Floor,…

[Announcement] Manna from Heaven, Livelihood for victim-survivor of trafficking – CATW-AP

January 24, 2012 Dear Friends Greetings of peace and solidarity! Bagong Kamalayan Collective Inc. (BKCI) is a group of victim-survivors of trafficking and prostitution. With the help of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women–Asia Pacific (CATW-AP), BKCI provides counseling, psycho-social support and livelihood and human rights training for the victims. We help them overcome their…

[In the news] Philippines hosts mineral action activities- mb.com.ph

Philippines hosts mineral action activities By EDU LOPEZ MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will conduct at least three activities under the Asean Minerals Action Plan over the next four years. Dubbed as the “Dynamic Mineral Sector Initiatives for a Prosperous Asean,” the Philippines would organize dialogues for interaction and exchange knowledge on sustainable mineral development.…

[Press Release] Indigenous communities and civil society groups challenge big business and ASEAN on CSR Framework; calls for greater corporate accountability

Amidst the current worldwide economic crisis and the growing resentment against the so-called corporate greed, representatives of civil society groups and indigenous communities from Southeast Asia expressed their concerns over the wanton disregard by big businesses of the human rights of indigenous peoples, migrant workers and other marginalized groups. In a public forum on corporate…