[Communiqué] Defend the rural defenders: Developing a monitoring framework for rural movements and human rights defenders in conflict areas

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Date and time: May 30, 2023; 4:30-7:00 PM Manila Attendees: 30 people from the Philippines, West Papua, India, Pakistan, and Burma. Location: Zoom Meeting SUMMARY Defend the Rural Defenders was successful in initiating a dialogue between frontline rural human rights defenders and communities from Burma, the Philippines, Bangsamoro, West Papua, and Palestine. Observers and participants […]

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[Communiqué] Rising tensions, threats to peace: Back-to-back primers on militarism launch

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Date and time: June 9, 2023; 11:00AM (Manila time GMT +8) Attendees: 89 Location: Zoom Meeting  SUMMARY Rising Tensions, Threats to Peace: back-to-back primers on militarism launch was a huge success. Speakers from across the world – Philippines, US, Kurdistan, Cyprus, Japan, South Korea, India, and the Burmese diaspora – spoke on the value of […]

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Primers on militarism, a back-to-back launch

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Join us on June 9th for the launch of Primers on Militarism! We will be featuring the new publications of APRN and RESIST: 1. The Power Play: Unraveling US Military Agreements in the Asia Pacific 2. NATO: Imperialist War Machine In a world torn by crisis and war, the US continues to lead the West […]

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Infosession on informal and platform workers in Asia and the Pacific in relation to SDG 9 and 11

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WORKERS FORGE THE FUTURE! Platform workers and the informal economy have become inextricable issues, especially in developing nations. The supply chain of goods and services, as well as transport and mobility, rely heavily on platform workers generally found in the informal sector. Thus, it is essential to discuss the role of platform workers in achieving […]

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On the nature and character of the Group of Seven (G7)

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We are inviting everyone to join our event “On The Nature And Character of the Group of Seven (G7)” This online forum will discuss the history and character of the G7 and testimonials from impacted people. Date and Time: April 15, 2023, 2200 Tokyo / 1000 Buenos Aires/ 1300 Senegal REGISTER NOW: shorturl.at/uEMRV This event […]

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Workers forge the future! An infosession on women workers in Asia and the Pacific

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This 2023, the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) launches its “Workers, Forge the Future!” campaign in light of the worsening state of the economy across the world, especially in Asia and the Pacific region. This campaign aims to highlight how the workers’ movement plays a crucial role in building the future the people want from […]

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End cyber violence against women and children

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Save the dateEnd Cyber Violence Against Women and ChildrenNovember 2411.00 am 10.30 am 01.00 pm Women & children rights activists from #Pakistan, #India, and #Philippines will discuss the issue of #VAWC in cyberspace. Renuka Kad – multi-awarded development worker and researcher in India. Women and children’s rights have been her life-long advocacy. Arlene Brosas – […]

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People’s fightback on debt crisis and stagflation in Asia Pacific

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The Asia-Pacific is facing the worst economic crisis since the 1980’s: the debt crisis, stagnant economy, and high inflation in basic commodities. But this crisis generates resistance among the working people across the region, even in the face of fascist regimes. We invite you to join the “People’s Fightback on Debt Crisis and Stagflation in […]

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The perfect storm: Debt crisis, stagflation, and peoples’ fightback

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The Global South is now facing a new danger: the deadly concoction of Debt, stagnant growth and inflation. The burden of the pandemic on the working people is now more than ever as prices of basic commodities continue to skyrocket, and economic collapse is already upon some countries. We invite you to join The Perfect […]

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A future without WTO – Global day of action 2022

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JOIN the “A Future Without WTO” campaign of People Over Profit! A Future Without WTO: Advance the Peoples Trade Agenda (a webinar) June 3, 2022 | 20:00 Jakarta For more info: https://www.facebook.com/…/a.16013870…/2851043715196770/ Global Day of Action for a Future without WTO! June 12, 2022 | 20:00 Jakarta HERE’s HOW YOU CAN participate: Send us a […]

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Communique of APRN Network Biennial Research Conference 2022

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The Biennial Research Conference of the Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRN) was held from 04 to 07 April 2022. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the activity was hybrid, with most of the participants in Phuket, Thailand, and others participating online through video conferencing platform Zoom. The activity was attended by 36 participants in Phuket and […]

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CSO Development Effectiveness – Southeast Asia Training [Teaser]

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The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), in partnership with People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty – Global is holding the CSO DE subregional trainings this coming year as part of the APRN program titled “Building Capacity of CSOs/POs in Claiming their Right to Development and Sustainable Development.” This training will seek to gather CSOs and POs […]

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Advocacy & Engagement Training 2.0

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This 2022, we continue to contribute to the capacity building of civil society and people’s organizations. APRN and its partner organization’s presents 2022 Advocacy and Engagement Training. This series of trainings aims for CSOs and POs to explore best practices, advocate, and organize effectively in the current and post-pandemic era. For more information, contact us […]

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People’s resistance in a mutipolar world – Book launch

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This coming August 30, 2021 at 12nn, the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) will hold an online press forum to launch People’s Resistance in a Mutipolar World: Research Case Studies on Militarization and Conflicts in Asia Pacific. This is a compendium which features research articles presented at the 2019 APRN Research Conference by people’s organizations […]

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New members of APRN Board of Trustees

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The Asia Pacific Research Network Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the newly elected Board of Trustees (BoT) namely: R. Rev. Fr. Ressureccion RB Reyes – ChairpersonDr. Rowell Madula – Vice ChairpersonAtty. Sandra Jill Santos – Corporate SecretaryJazminda Lumang-Buncan – TreasurerRosario Bella Guzman – Member The Board of Trustees is the Philippines-based board of […]

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[Teaser] Asia Pacific Peoples’ Forum 2021

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Join us TODAY as CSOs and grassroots representatives from the Asia and the Pacific region come together to discuss the current state-of-play of the region in the time of COVID-19, the progress and implementation of Agenda 2030, and the people’s goals towards transformative and genuine change! The Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (APRCEM) is […]

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Mid-term strategy of the United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP)

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We would like to invite you to join us on the upcoming Consultation 1/Mid Term Strategy of the United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) in the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF) preceding the United Nation Environment Assembly 5.1 on February 9, 2021 from 16:00-18:00 Nairobi time. This event is the first of the four-part […]

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[DAY 3] Research conference highlights

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To open the third day of the APRN Research Conference 2021, Peter Murphy from WORKINS elaborated today’s theme on National Industrialization and Monetary and Fiscal Policy. Murphy highlighted the concept of economic sovereignty on the perspective of the assertion of democratic power against the dominant global corporate power. He discussed that these entities prohibited peoples […]

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[DAY 2] Research conference highlights

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Over one hundred representatives from CSOs, and POs as well as development workers and experts on trade in Asia Pacific are set to gather at an online research conference on free trade agreements from 25 January 2021 to 29 January 2021. This comes at the heels of the changing landscape of foreign trade and investment […]

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[DAY 1] Research conference highlights

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Over one hundred representatives from CSOs, and POs as well as development workers and experts on trade in Asia Pacific are set to gather at an online research conference on free trade agreements from 25 January 2021 to 29 January 2021. This comes at the heels of the changing landscape of foreign trade and investment […]

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Towards a pro-people economy and trade agenda Research Conference 2021

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The world economy has been living off stimulus package long since the global financial crisis in 2008.  Since then, the people of the world have been experiencing a worsening crisis due to joblessness, high prices, and continuing land grabs. Even economic giants such as the US, China, and Russia are ticking time bombs of recession […]

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Trade & investment policies during a pandemic: What does it mean for the Asia Pacific?

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The world has been experiencing the far-reaching impacts of decade-long neoliberal globalization. The liberalization of trade and investments allowed the proliferation and foreign corporate take-over of natural resources both in labor and environment. The privatization of public resources such as education, health, and basic social services has worsened the living condition of the people. Thus, […]

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APRCEM Peoples’ Forum: Solidarity and system change are the only antidotes to Covid-19

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Entering the year, the world is faced with many challenges: from the global pandemic of COVID-19; the impending economic recession; and the worsening human rights situation in many countries. Bearing the brunt of these are marginalized sectors across the world — from farmers, workers, indigenous peoples, among others — who continue to struggle for their […]

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Global day of action vs RCEP

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The negotiation for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is nearing 9th year since its formation. It is the longest negotiated and largest yet mega-trade deal that will cover the two-thirds of the worlds labor population. It compromises of 6 negotiating countries such as China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and, Japan with […]

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