More than 600 MPs from 113 countries are registered so far to attend the 132nd IPU Assembly in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Assembly will take place from 28 March to 1 April and bring together Parliamentarians from around the world to examine international problems and make recommendations for action.
This Assembly is set to focus on concrete ways that Parliaments can implement the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), due to be adopted later this year. It will also mark the 30th anniversary of the Meeting of Women Parliamentarians and hold a meeting of the IPU’s Forum of Young Parliamentarians to examine steps to facilitate dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian MPs.
The All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG) is supporting the British Group of the IPU (BGIPU) by providing briefings on the countries the BGIPU delegation hopes to have bilateral meetings with at the Assembly. These countries include Afghanistan, Malaysia, Iraq, Turkey, Myanmar and Ukraine, amongst others. The PHRG also encourages the BGIPU delegation to raise relevant cases involving human rights abuses of MPs, which have been brought before the IPU’s Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, to facilitate a resolution of those cases.
The PHRG will continue to support the BGIPU in its work to champion democracy and human rights through its Parliamentary diplomacy.
RightsCon is the premier summit series bringing together civil society, engineers, activists, lawyers, companies, and governments on the subject of the internet and human rights.
This March, RightsCon will move to Manila to convene civil society and key decision makers in this rapidly evolving region.
This event, which will be jointly hosted by Access, EngageMedia, and local partner Foundation for Media Alternatives, will bring together thought leaders, highlight emerging voices, engage the technology sector, host strategy and implementation sessions, and provide opportunities to showcase new initiatives. And once again, we’ll organize unique roundtables that allow the private sector, government decision-makers, civil society, activists, and academics to meet face-to-face.
These summits are dedicated to protecting the open internet and defending the digital rights of its users. They are civil society-owned events that produce measurable outcomes and feature programs focused on post-conference action. For more information on RightsCon Southeast Asia, go here, or buy tickets here!
Organized by: ACSC/APF 2015 Malaysia - ASEAN People Forum, Malaysia National Organizing Comittee (NOC)
ASEAN Intergovernmental Commision on Human Rights Reps:
23 March 2015, Monday. 8 - 10.30 pm
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC)
Level 2, Chulan Tower No. 3 Jalan Conlay
50450 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
For Further Info, Please Call: 012 - 3265711
Special Meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), 21-24 March 2015, Kuala Lumpur
From Saturday 21 March 2015 - 09:00am
To Tuesday 24 March 2015 - 05:00pm
14 March 2015, 2.30 - 4.00 pm, 2nd Floor, Church Centre of the UN (CCUN) New York.
Organized by IWRAW Asia Pacific
Panel Topics and Panelist
EngageMedia is pleased to announce a Video Camp for Southeast Asian filmmakers in Myanmar in June 2015. The camp is aimed to be a space for video activists and filmmakers from Myanmar to meet, interact and collaborate with video and filmmakers from the rest of Southeast Asia in an interactive learning and collaboration environment for three days.
If you're from Southeast Asia, have made films or videos on social and environmental justice issues, are able to communicate in English, and would like to join this camp, please fill our online application form.
Please end your application before 1 March 2015 or contact us if you have any other queries!
The 10th ACWC Meeting on 25-27 February 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Through the years, TFDP has worked with numerous persons and institutions that helped the organization in advancing the cause of human rights in the Philippines. As TFDP celebrates its 40th year, it wants to pay tribute to some of the individuals and organizations who have been part of TFDP in its beginning years.
THUS, THE SR. MARIANI DIMARANAN, SFIC,
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AWARDS.
On February 24, seven institutions and individuals will be honored based on the following criteria:
Service to the cause of human rights – A substantial part of the lives of these people and institutions has been devoted to human rights promotion, protection, and defense.
Integrity and leadership for the cause of human rights – Each recipient of the award has shown selflessness, outstanding leadership and unfaltering commitment in furthering the cause of human rights.
Contribution and accomplishment for the cause of human rights – that the efforts of these individuals and organization have provided significant contribution to the promotion and defense of human rights; that their pioneering endeavor helped in the progressive realization of human rights.
The Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, Inc. (WLB), in partnership with the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) and UN Women, will conduct a national training on Feminist Legal Theory and Practice this coming February 17-20, 2015 at Alta Roca, Antipolo. The training aims to develop feminist critical perspectives on the Philippine law and legal system. It seeks to contribute to the existing knowledge and skills of women’s human rights advocates on feminist legal analysis and feminist litigation and use such to address women and other marginalized groups’ realities in the context of the limitations and weaknesses of the traditional tools embedded in the Philippine justice system.
Application ends on January 16, 2015. Processing of application entries will immediately start the next day. For further inquiries, call WLB office at (02) 921-4389 or send us an e-mail through email@example.com and look for Ms. Karen Brutas.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Seventeenth Meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR).