Human Rights

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)

Ms. Evelyn BALAIS-SERRANO, Executive Director (


EVELYN BALAIS-SERRANO is currently executive director of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a membership-based regional network of 49 national human rights organizations in 17 countries in Asia that advocates for human rights through collaboration and cooperation among national, regional and global stakeholders. Evelyn is also a social worker whose extensive experience in human rights has contributed not only in putting human rights perspective into the social work profession but more in asserting social workers’ role in human rights, development and peace at the national, regional and international levels.