ADN Activities

[STATEMENT] JOINT STATEMENT: Civil Society Groups Call for the Release of Tep Vanny

JOINT STATEMENT: Civil Society Groups Call for the Release of Tep Vanny Phnom Penh, 14 August 2018 - Land activist and human rights defender Tep Vanny has been unjustly detained for two years, for defending the rights of the Boeung Kak Lake community and her fellow Cambodians. We, the undersigned civil society organisations and communities, condemn her ongoing imprisonment and call on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release

Read more

[STATEMENT] Joint Letter to UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association

To the President of Bangladesh, H.E. Md Abdul Hamid Bangladesh: Release all those arbitrarily arrested and investigate police abuse Dear President Hamid, We are writing to express our concerns about serious violations of civic freedoms perpetrated during recent protests in Bangladesh. We urge your government to take immediate steps to address these issues in accordance with your international human rights obligations. Our organisations are concerned

Read more

Samriddhi Foundations dialogue on Leveraging India and China Relations | Kathmandu, Nepal

  ADN and Asia Democracy Research Network (ADRN) participated in Samriddhi Foundations dialogue on Leveraging India and China Relations held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Read more

[EVENT] Interview with Mu Sochua: Cambodia Democracy in Crisis and the Role of Civil Society

  Seoul, Korea – With a day left before the Round Table Discussion on the recent elections in Cambodia, Mu Sochua, the Vice President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, was interviewed by Hankyoreh, a national daily newspaper in South Korea. In the interview, Mu Sochua shared her thoughts on the current political landscape under the Hun Sen government, the role of civil society organizations and international community, as well as the

Read more

[Event] Open Call for Applicant: RISE&LEAD: Youth Leadership Forum on Democracy

    Open Call for Applicants RISE&LEAD: Youth Leadership Forum on Democracy “Empowering Youth to Lead” What: RISE&LEAD: Youth Leadership Forum on Democracy is a platform for youth activists from the Asia Region to gather and share and exchange their experiences with democracy and human rights activism.   Under the theme “Empowering Youth to Lead” we will be implementing a program where youth activists will share their experiences

Read more

Asia Democracy Conference (ADC) / Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia - From August 21-22, the Asia Democracy Network and the Korea Democracy Foundation with the support of the Asia  Foundation and local host INFID held a semi-academic Asia Democracy Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.The main purpose is to assess the state of democracy in terms of emerging challenges and opportunities with the goal of developing collective perspectives and strategies for international cooperation and solidarity

Read more

Democracy, Development and Human Rights: Indicators for SDG16 (March 2, 2016, Geneva, Switzerland)

Democracy, Development and Human Rights: Indicators for SDG16 (March 2, 2016, Geneva, Switzerland)   (Photo Courtesy @ Community of Democracies) Panelists from left to right : Mandeep Tiwana (CIVICUS), David W. Yang (U.S. Agency for International Development), Maria Leissner (Community of Democracies), Staffan Lindberg (Varieties of Democracy, V-Dem), Anselmo Lee (Asia Democracy Network) Anselmo Lee, Secretary General of Asia Democracy

Read more

[ADN Info] Report of the 8th World Movement for Democracy #SeoulAssembly is available now!

  We are pleased to share the final report of the 8th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy, ‪#‎SeoulAssembly‬, that took place from 1-4 November, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Click the link below to view the full report as well as reports of over 50 practical workshops focusing on regional and thematic challenges confronting activists around the world. Click here to download the full report of the 8th Assembly. Download the proceedings

Read more

Democracy, Development and Human Rights: Indicators for SDG16 (March 2, 2016, Geneva)

       Democracy, Development and Human Rights: Indicators for SDG16   Wednesday March 2 • 12:00 - 14:00 • Palais des Nations • Room XXVII Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals demands democratic and inclusive societies. The SDG 16 on promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies, is a development goal in its own right but also a necessary instrument to deliver development as set out in the entire 2030 agenda. The

Read more

International Conference on Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka

International Conference on Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka: Asian Perspectives   February 17-18, 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka Participants from local and international stakeholders during the Conference (Photo Courtesy: ADN) In the last phase of the long civil war in Sri Lanka 40,000 civilian deaths were recorded and many linked to grave human rights violations and crimes against humanity. In efforts to bring justice, the United Nations Human

Read more