Monthly Archives: May 2015

ADN Report on the Roundtable on the State of Democracy in South Asia

(Seoul, 29 May 2015) - Asia in itself has grappled with the diversity of culture and socio-economic backgrounds. In an attempt to bring inter-regional dialogue between the various sub-regions, the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) organized the round table discussion on the State of Democracy in South Asia inviting prominent activists and scholars mainly from South Asian countries such as Bhutan, Maldives, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

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Urgent Call for Action Statement on Rohingya
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  Asia Democracy Network Urgent Call for Action:  Save the Rohingya and Bangladeshi Stranded in the Sea     Over 4,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants, many of them women and children are stranded and dying in the Andaman Sea due to extreme conditions and no food and water. The ethnic minorities Rohingya’s, native to Burma and the Bangladeshi’s left their homes to escape persecution and extreme poverty. Yet continuously, they are rejected

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2015 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Award Ceremony
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Gwangju, South Korea - The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights was established in 2000 in an effort to promote the spirit of the May 18 Democratic Uprising. The Prize goes to an individual or organization from all around the world who has made significant contributions to the advancement of human rights, unity, solidarity, and world peace in their community and country. This year's laureate of Gwangju Human Rights Prize is Ms. Latifah Anum Siregar, a

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ACSC/APF 2015 ADN-FA-SEACA session on Strengthening Democracy in Asia and the Role of the Community of Democracies
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Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - The democratic recession has become severe all across Asia. In this respect, SEACA (Southeast Asian Committee for Advocacy), FORUM-ASIA (Asia Forum for Human Rights and Development), and ADN (Asia Democracy Network) held the session on how to strengthen democracy in Asia and the role of the Community of Democracies (CD) with a focus on five countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The session

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Gwangju Forum on the Future of Human Rights in Asia
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Gwangju, South Korea - In partnership with the May 18 Foundation, the Asia Democracy Network and  the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) organized a workshop on "Future of Human Rights in Asia."   Time Agenda 13:30-14:00 Registration 14:00-15:40 Co-Moderators Evelyn Balais-Serrano, Executive Director, FORUM-ASIA Anselmo Lee, Co-Convenor, Asia Democracy Network (ADN) Learning from the past – reflections on the human

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The Gwangju Forum on the Future of Human Rights in ASIA organized by ADN, FORUM-ASIA, May 18 Foundation
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GWANGJU FORUM on the FUTURE of HUMAN RIGHTS in ASIA Gwangju, Korea 14:00-18:00 on 16 May 2015 The Gwangju Forum on the Future of Human Rights in Asia is co-organized by ADN and FORUM-ASIA, in partnership with May 18 Foundation. The Forum will be held in Gwangju from 14:00-18:00 on 16 May (Saturday) 2015 as part of the Gwangju Asia Forum (GAF) on 16-18 May 2015 hosted by May 18 Foundation. The Forum aims to reflect on human rights and democracy in

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Joint Statement on Cambodia’s Law on Associations, and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO)
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In line with civil society, ADN expresses concern on the restrictions to civil society space in Cambodia.     Joint Letter: Work with civil society to address restrictions in draft Law on Associations, and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO)   Excellency, We the undersigned international and regional civil society organizations write to express our deep concern about provisions of the proposed Law on Associations, and Non-Governmental

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Final Documents from the 26th Summit of ACSC/APF 2015
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Dear All,Sharing with you information shared with us by the organizers of the ACSC/APF 2015. The below are excerpts on ASEAN Civil Society from the final documents adopted at the ASEAN Inter-governmental Summit 2015.  Chairman's statement of the 26th ASEAN Summit Kuala Lumpur & Langkawi, 27 April "Our People, Our Community, Our Vision" Read more : http://asean2015.gov.my/index.php/news/news/item/97-chair   In the KUALA LUMPUR DECLARATION

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