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Articles on Climate Change from Southeast Asia

Kendeng Movement: Speak Up for Mother Earth!

Podcast | Our Voices, Our Choices

This series hands the microphone to people whose voices don’t often get heard - people now making choices which don’t conform to laws or customs - or whose views have long been disregarded, even censored. Its about communities fighting for basic human rights and its about the diverse tools of their struggles. We discover how women are securing their rights through political protest, we look in detail at women’s reproductive rights and we go into LGBT communities worldwide.

The UDHR and Migrant Workers Rights in ASEAN - Jolovan Wham

The UDHR and Human Rights in ASEAN - Dr. Dinna Wisnu

The UDHR and Democracy in ASEAN - Dr. Naruemon Thambhumpon

The UDHR and LGBTI Rights in ASEAN - Dr. Dédé Oetomo

Articles on 70 Years of UDHR

Human Rights After Seventy Years: The View from the South

Rethinking the Mobility (and Immobility) of Queer Rights in Southeast Asia: A Provocation

Human Rights Against Populism: A Progressive Response to the Politics of Duterte and Mahathir

Ecology & Social Justice

Sliding down the Slippery Slopes of Unsustainability: Rampant Hill Development in Penang

Wanted: More Outliers in the Climate Crisis

Vietnam’s Most Vulnerable Region Copes with Climate Change

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Democracy & Participation

“The civil union bill misses the target” says Thailand’s first transgender MP

On Freedom of Expression and Civil Liberties in Singapore

In front of a crowd are standing four persons. Each is wearing a white cloth, with a crying face drawn on it, over the head.

Authoritarian Turn and Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines

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ASEAN explained in 5 Minutes

50 Years of ASEAN - Still Waiting for Social and Ecological Justice

Within 50 years of existence, ASEAN has made progress on environmental policies – at least on paper. On the ground, paradigms around economic development and growth still shape realities of the people who find it literally harder and harder to breathe.

Forest fires and the haze, daily traffic routines and large-scale industry make the extent of environmental damage in Southeast Asia visible. In this podcast series, we look behind ASEAN´s promises to be sustainable and people-oriented and find that the institution still falls short of social and ecological justice.

Recent Publications

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): A Multilateral Bank Where China Sets the Rules

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In recent years, a number of countries have chosen to join the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which has become a major player in the global financial architecture in record time. The AIIB promises to be "lean, clean and green". In truth, it seems to be an instrument to promote Chinese interests. The analysis of Korinna Horta after three years of AIIB is very sobering. What can you do now? Is it time to acknowledge a total failure and leave the bank? What influence do shareholders still have and what should they push for?

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