On the 27th July 2015, the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) will jointly organize a workshop in Bangkok, Thailand on the Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Asia. The workshop is a part of series of events taking place in Asia under the theme of the Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Asia throughout 2015. The first event was held in Gwangju on May 16 in partnership with May 18 Foundation as part of Gwangju Asia Forum held from May 16-18, 2015. Another session will be held on August 25 as part of the Regional Workshop of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) on 24-25 August 2015 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
The series of events will aim to reflect on human rights and democracy in the past decades and identify emerging trends and issues in socio-political-economic contexts in Asia. They are expected to help to develop a collective vision and explore ways to create more synergetic impact of the human rights and democracy movement in the future.
The workshop is a closed-door event with the participants comprised of members and partners of FORUM-ASIA and ADN, including funding partners, with an aim to produce the following outputs:
– A time-line of significant moments, achievements and activities in the last decades of the Asian human rights and democracy movement,
– An overview of lessons learned and best practices based on the above mentioned time-line,
– A list of case-studies/examples of work done by the human rights and democracy movement of Asia in the coming decades, and
– Suggestions and ideas for strategies and activities to confront the above mentioned issues, challenges, and opportunities, based on the lessons learned and best practices from the past.
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