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Kashmir abuses: women searching for justice challenge state use of forensics

Thousands of young men have ‘disappeared’ in Kashmir and there have been numerous allegations of sexual assaults. But the fight for answers and justice continues.

Monday 13 November 2017

A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

Asia & the Pacific is exposed to climate change impacts. Home to the majority of the world’s poor, the population is vulnerable to those impacts. Unabated warming could largely diminish previous economic achievements putting the future of the region at risk.

Thursday 20 July 2017

Adilur Rahman Khan; Prominent human rights defender detained ahead of death penalty conference

The Observatory has been informed with great concern about the arbitrary arrest in Kuala Lumpur of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of the human rights non-governmental organisation Odhikar, also a member of OMCT General Assembly and FIDH Vice-President.

Thursday 20 July 2017

‘Will I ever get justice?’: Nepal accused of failing trafficking survivors

Source: The Guardian By Pete Pattisson Rights groups claim no one has received compensation since law entitling survivors of human trafficking was introduced a decade ago Rights groups in Nepal say they do not know of […]

Saturday 10 June 2017

NEW ISSUE Armanshahr HR & Civil Society NEWSLETTER issue no.199 (Year VIII), 22 APRIL 2017

READ the latest issue of Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA bilingual Human Rights and Civil Society weekly newsletter, no 199, Year VIII

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Disappearance of Daughters!

Nobel Laureate, Economist Amartya Sen, in way back 1990’s introduced the term “missing women”, showing a deficit in the number of women relative to the expected number of women in a region.

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Going backwards: The death penalty in Southeast Asia

FIDH Over the past year, Southeast Asia has witnessed significant setbacks with regard to the abolition of the death penalty, FIDH said in a new report published today, on the occasion of the 14th World […]

Friday 3 March 2017

Resolution on the upcoming constitutional referendum in Kyrgyzstan

human rights and freedoms in Kyrgyzstan and consider that the upcoming Constitutional Refendum will negatively impact democratic principles of Kyrgyzstan, in particular the rule of law, the separation of powers, the independence of the judiciary, and human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Perspectives Asia: The Gender Issue

Perspectives Asia is a publication series of the Asia Desk of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung published in cooperation with the offices of the foundation in Asia.

Thursday 17 December 2015

Herat has no cinema but an International Women’s Film Festival- 2015 Report

Herat has no cinema but an International Women’s Film Festival. A report on the Third edition of the succesfull Afghanistan Women’s Film Festival held by Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA and Roya Film House in October 2015.

Friday 16 October 2015