Right to protest: Under attack in Asia Pacific

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Researchers and CSOs, link arms with the people! Fight for human rights and system change!  As we commemorate the 74th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights today, many obstacles continue to thwart the full realization of people’s rights. The worsening human rights crisis in many parts of the world has become more apparent […]

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Call for proposals on collaborative research: Workers’ struggles against draconian laws in Asia Pacific

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The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) signatory organization to the European Union, is implementing the Action “Building People’s Organizations Capacities to Claim their Rights and Sustainable Development.” The Action primarily aims to build capacities of people’s organizations and member organizations in the area of knowledge-building and information dissemination through people’s […]

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Harris visit threatens peace, aggravates rights situation in PH –APRN

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New $100 million US military support to fund killings, rights abuses in the Philippines says research group The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) warns the public of greater escalation of human rights abuses in the Philippines amid the visit of US Vice President Kamala Harris to the southeast Asian country. “The US is currently preparing […]

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27 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about climate change

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The earth’s climate is drastically changing. Human-induced warming and extreme weather conditions are real and occurring more frequently than over the last 10,000 years. We are experiencing a climate crisis of catastrophic proportions due to the inexorable plunder of the environment. Thus, we are answering some of the most frequently asked questions about climate change […]

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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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Fisherfolk, CSOs manifest opposition vs recent WTO fisheries deal

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Research network launches comprehensive briefer on agreement on fisheries subsidy  Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), fisherfolk groups, and rural poor advocates gather together to oppose the newly adopted World Trade Organization (WTO) deal on fisheries subsidies. The online event led by Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), National Federation of Small Fisherfolk Organizations-PAMALAKAYA Pilipinas, and People’s Coalition […]

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End hunger! Support the fight for people’s food sovereignty amid food and climate catastrophe!

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APRN Statement on World Hunger Day 2022 Forty-one years since World Food Day was first observed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) member states, the crisis of hunger and malnutrition remains ever-worsening. Millions experience food insecurity and inadequacy leading to malnutrition and death, especially among the working poor of the Global […]

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Stop greenwashing! Cancel odious debt to countries under distress!

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APRN Statement on ADB’s 55th Annual Governor’s Meeting 2022 The ADB held its 55th Annual Governor’s Meeting (AGM) in Manila, with the theme “Positioning Climate Resilient Green Economy for the Post COVID-19 World.” This gathering aims to discuss the financing of decarbonization and other infrastructure projects to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Ironically, the AGM is […]

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Research group calls for climate justice, urgent support for the victims of catastrophic flooding in Pakistan

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Plunder by US,  industrialized countries responsible for the 33 million flood-stricken, homeless Pakistanis says APRN The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) calls for urgent support for the people of Pakistan after the devastating flash floods affecting 15% of its population. The months’ worth of monsoon rains that have been more than 300% than normal has […]

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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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APRN Newsletter – 2nd Quarter 2022

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What’s inside: and many more!

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What’s Next for Sri Lanka?

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Sri Lanka, a middle-income nation by World Bank standards, has descended into a crisis so severe that it is unable to afford to feed its citizens, provide the necessary fuel for production, or maintain its institutions.  In a matter of months, a political crisis erupted and culminated in the dramatic resignation of now-former President Rajapaksa […]

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Stand with the people of Myanmar! Denounce the execution of activists and rights defenders!

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[Trigger Warning: killings and dehumanization] The Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRN) registers its condemnation on the execution of four activists by the Myanmar military dictatorship last July 25. Reports say that the victims namely Kyaw Min Yu, Phyo Zeyar Thaw, Hla Myo Aung, and Aung Thura Zaw were accused of “aiding armed rebels,” which according to […]

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Ex-Australian senator joins Filipinos in calling for vigilance days before Marcos inauguration

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Research network commits to step up its rights advocacies, calls for further vigilance amid new Marcos regime On the eve of Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s inauguration, Asia Pacific Research Network calls for more vigilance while stepping up its commitment to people’s rights in the Philippines. “We are already alarmed with the human rights crisis in the […]

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Groups from Asia Pacific stand for peace, vow to oppose impending war

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US’ intensified pivot a threat to the people of Asia Pacific, hastens the possibility of outright war says peace advocates Peace advocates from Japan, Australia, India, South Korea, and the Philippines gather to manifest their unity to oppose all kinds of imperialist aggression in the region. In a global press conference held in Manila, groups […]

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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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[Explainer] What does a Marcos presidency mean for the Filipinos and the world?

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The Philippines, a US neo-colony in Southeast Asia, had just concluded its presidential elections, and the results are deeply troubling. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., son of the ousted dictator Marcos, has claimed victory. With the majority of the ballots counted, Marcos garnered an overwhelming 31 million votes – more than double that of rival Leni […]

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Reclaim the rights, fight for genuine recovery and justice! Build solidarity with the workers and oppressed people!

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APRN May Day Statement The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) joins the working class across the globe in celebrating the International Day of Workers’ Movement. APRN salutes the healthcare workers and the economic frontline workers for dedicating their lives and keeping the economy from further collapse during the pandemic. The network continues to support the […]

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The fight for climate justice

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The case of the NASA scientists and three other protesters arrested for staging a protest in front of Chase Bank last April 6, is a concrete manifestation that climate activists are increasingly facing repression. Instead of taking accountability for this ecological catastrophe, advanced capitalist countries continue to intimidate, threaten, harass, and worse, kill environmental defenders […]

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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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Redefine development, fight for system change!

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Statement of the APRN Biennial Research Conference 2022 We, the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), along with people’s movements and CSOs of the region are taking on the challenges and multiple crises that the world face. We are determined to advance genuine development with an emphasis on the most marginalized and the sustainability of the […]

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Empty plates and empty promises

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APRN Statement on the Day of the Landless 2022 When you think of the word ‘farmer,’ your mind happens upon thoughts of hunger and hardship. This connotation draws from the reality of widespread underdevelopment in rural and agricultural communities across Asia Pacific, Africa, and Latin America. Even when governments and corporations publicly hold farmers in […]

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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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