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[STATEMENT] Sri Lanka Political Struggle Continue: Deeper Democracy Disruption

  Sri Lanka Political Struggle Continue: Deeper Democracy Disruption   Seoul, Korea November 12, 2018   The Asia Democracy Network is deeply concerned with the current democracy struggle in Sri Lanka. The once political coalition that defeated the strong hold leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, are now in conflict when President Maithripala Sirisena removed Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremasinghe.   There are democratic institutions and principles

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[EVENT] Open Government Partnership, Asia-Pasicifc Regional Meeting 2018

    [EVENT] Open Government Partnership, Asia-Pasicifc Regional Meeting 2018 Session: Strengthening Governance through Inclusivity - Integration of Leaving No One Behind in the Sustainable Development Agenda Date: Tuesday, November 6, 11:00am - 12:30pm Location: 2F Lilac Room, Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul, Korea ADN, in collaboration with Asia Development Alliance (ADA), will organize a session as a part of OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting.

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[ADN Publication] 2018 September 15th CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRACY DAY ”A Hope for Better Democracy in Asia”

    2018 September 15th CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRACY DAY  "A Hope for Better Democracy in Asia" Seoul, Korea -  On this day 15 September 2018, the Asia Democracy Network welcomes the celebration of International Democracy day  extending appreciation and solidarity to all democracy advocates who stand  for democratic principles around the world. On this auspicious occasion it’s vital  to acknowledge regression as well as progress

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[EVENT] Gwangju World Human Rights Cities Forum

  Gwangju World Human Rights Cities Forum Happening Now! In collaboration with Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korean Association of Human Rights Studies, Asia Development Alliance, UCLG and KOICA, ADN organized the International Human Rights Cities Network Workshop in Gwangju, Korea. Jinho Song, Vice-President of KOICA and Jong-je Jeong, Vice-Mayor of Gwangju Metropolitan City gave the opening remarks. Former ADN Secretary General Anselmo Lee is

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[STATEMENT] PAKISTAN: Rights Activists Detained and Arrested for Taking Part in Peace Rally Must Be Released Immediately

  PAKISTAN: Rights Activists Detained and Arrested for Taking Part in Peace Rally Must Be Released Immediately   October 16, 2018 SEOUL, KOREA – Pakistan’s arrest of rights activist is an attempt to silence the voice of the people, an increasing trend of suppression in the country. Pakistan authorities started to crack down on those who participated and organized in a peaceful rally that took place in August 2018, in which thousands gathered

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[EVENT] International Human Rights Cities Network (HRC-Net) Workshop (Oct 19-20)

International Human Rights Cities Network (HRC-Net) Workshop: Localizing SDGs and Peace in Human Rights Cities – Pathways for Peaceful, Just, Inclusive and Sustainable Communities Date: October 19-20, 2018 Location: Gwangju, South Korea Co-Organizers: Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korean Association of Human Rights Studies (KAHRS), Asia Development Alliance (ADA), and the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) in partnership with the United Cities and Local

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[ADN STATEMENT] MALDIVES TRIUMPH FOR DEMOCRACY

  STATEMENT: MALDIVES TRIUMPH FOR DEMOCRACY Seoul, 26 Sept 2018 – The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) congratulates the people of the Maldives in holding peaceful and successful Presidential elections on 23 Sep 2018. It was reported that the election process was overall smooth without any significant obstruction in the principle and technical implementation. The suprising results of the opposition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, winning 58

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[ADN Publication] CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRACY DAY: “A Hope for Better Democracy in Asia”

  Seoul, Korea -  On this day 15 September 2018, the Asia Democracy Network welcomes the celebration of International Democracy day  extending appreciation and solidarity to all democracy advocates who stand  for democratic principles around the world. On this auspicious occasion it’s vital  to acknowledge regression as well as progress on the front of defending and promoting democracy.  This year, we are at a critical juncture where

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[EVENT] Documentary Screening, Me Vang Nha: When Mother’s Away

[Documentary Screening] Me Vang Nha: When Mother’s Away “We each only have one life to live but if given the choice, I would still do it exactly the same. I hope everyone will soon raise their own voice and fight for their rights so that they can overcome their own fears, and build a better and greater nation.” These were the last words of Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known as the ‘Mother Mushroom’ who is a 39-year-old top blogger in Vietnam,

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[EVENT] Asian Electoral Stakeholders Forum IV

  Ichal Supriadi, Secretary General of ADN moderating the last plenary on the outcomes of the thematic sessions at the Asian Electoral Stakeholders Forum IV.

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