According to a press statement released by the EU delegation in the Philippines on Thursday, among the topics discussed during the ASEAN-EU dialogue were trafficking in persons, achieving gender equality, sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, and rights of the child. Photo from Mission of the European Union to ASEAN MANILA, Philippines — The 10-member Association of Southeast.. read more →

Indonesia joined fourteen other nations who had previously published a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP). The unveiling marked the next stage in a process that had begun in September 2014 under the prime steerage of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy.. read more →

As the global community gears up to commemorate this day as World Day Against Child Labour, my memories go back 19 years to those electrifying few months in 1998. That was when our movement for child rights won not just a tangible victory, but also a moral crusade. That was when likeminded people across the.. read more →

Illegal migration is rife in Southeast Asia and it’s big business for people smugglers who ruthlessly exploit the region’s porous borders. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that more than 80 per cent of people who’ve slipped across borders in the region have done so with the aid of smugglers. The trade.. read more →

Criticized globally for its treatment of migrant workers, the United Arab Emirates is on track to improve conditions for domestic staff with a proposed new law praised by human rights organizations on Thursday. A new bill, passed by the Federal National Council on May 31 and now awaiting presidential approval, will give domestic workers 30.. read more →