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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What’s not being said about the Ukraine Conflict

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War, no matter how geographically distant, persistently affects you and your community. Case in point is how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is rocking the global economy. Prices of oil, wheat, and other basic commodities skyrocket as a result of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and sanctions imposed by the West. That being said, economies and peoples around […]

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Call for participants: 2022 Advocacy and Engagement Training

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We are proud to present 2022 Advocacy and Engagement Training. APRN aims to further capacitate CSOs and People’s Organisations across the region. We want our work to adapt to the current and post-pandemic era. A series of skills training will run from February-September 2022 and they are as follows: Digital Campaigns and Communications (media work and […]

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How do you explain the People Power uprising to a toddler?

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My 3-year-old daughter recently asked me “What is People Power?” and quickly followed by another question–“why don’t we have class on Friday?” I am in awe that my child is so inquisitive about so many things.  To be honest, it took me some time to think of a simple answer. Would it even be possible […]

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EU resolution a win for victims, Filipinos seeking justice says APRN

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Research network echoes EU’s call for int’l election monitoring amid escalating violence and vitriol The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) lauded the comprehensive resolution by the European Union (EU) Parliament on the recent human rights developments in the Philippines. The EU’s legislative body voted 627 out of its 684 members to pass the resolution last […]

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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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Genuine human rights and just peace

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On the 10th of December 1948, the United Nations’ General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which we now commemorate as International Human Rights day. Human rights refer to the universal, intrinsic, and inalienable rights granted to all individuals regardless of nationality, sex, ethnicity, race, or social status.[1] Yet, history has witnessed […]

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Biden bares true face by inviting Duterte, Modi, other tyrants in “democracy” summit says research group

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“We are not surprised but still appalled with the participation of repressive governments in this so-called summit for democracy by the US government. It only shows how the Biden administration’s promise of democracy and human rights is a sham,” says Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) in a statement, Friday.  This December 9-10, the United States […]

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Biden’s AUKUS to further tensions, incite war in Asia Pacific says groups

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Research network, peace advocates warn of a catalyzed nuclear arms race amid AUKUS, US shift to Indo-Pacific The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) together with the alliance of peace advocates RESIST US-led War Movement (RESIST) are sounding the alarm over US President Joe Biden’s AUKUS which could further aggravate geopolitical tensions in Asia and the […]

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APRN statement on the 2021 IMF-WBG Annual Meetings

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We, the Asia Pacific Research Network, representing 56 organisations from 18 countries, are one with the fight against IMF-WBG and its anti-people agenda. For 76 years, the International Monetary Fund – World Bank has forwarded a corrupt and decaying brand of development which excludes the great majority of the world’s peoples.  Now, its touted “recovery […]

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APRN-RESIST joint statement on the AUKUS deal

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On September 15, the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia announced their newly forged trilateral military alliance– AUKUS. A stated aspect of the agreement is the modernization of military assets to address growing “security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.”[1] The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) and the RESIST US-led War Movement (RESIST) consider the AUKUS […]

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Cutting thru lies: Dictatorships, disinformation and sacred cows

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We, the Asia Pacific Research Network, stand with the Filipino people in remembering the martial law and atrocities committed by the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The Network expresses its strong support for the Filipinos fighting for truth and democracy against tyrants.  Forty-nine years ago, Marcos issued Proclamation No. 1081, a declaration of martial rule […]

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Health workers in Asia: A fightback against systemic exploitation amid pandemic

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Why honoring them as Herculean figures in the global fight against the coronavirus is not enough Despite their heroic efforts to save lives amidst the pandemic, health workers in Asia  remain grappling with lower wages, inhumane working conditions, and lack of material support from their governments. The year 2021 was designated by the World Health […]

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On the implications of Kamala Harris’ SEA visit

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On August 22-26, 2021, Vice President Kamala Harris visited Singapore and Vietnam with the so-called aim of strengthening economic cooperation between nations.¹ These state appointments are  nothing but doubletalk hiding behind diplomacy. Testament to this is the fact that lopsided trade deals, aid conditionalities, and military interventions are usually preceded by these visits. After former […]

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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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The real state of the nation

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On July 26, Philippine President Duterte held his final State of the Nation Address (SONA). This annual event features a nationwide public broadcast of the President discussing the challenges, priorities, and aspirations of the national government for the following year. On paper, the SONA serves to inform the public of the country’s progress. However, in […]

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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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A call to struggle beyond the SDGs and the Agenda 2030: Social change is key in achieving genuine development

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According to the most recent UNESCAP report on the achievement of the SDGs in the Asia-Pacific region, the region is said to be so far off the track to achieve any of the 17 SDGs by 2030. Based on its past data and on its current trajectory, the region was not even close to achieving […]

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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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Hands off Otto De Vries! Hands off EILER! — research group

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The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) strongly condemns the attack against our fellow researcher and trade union activist Otto De Vrie. The Philippine government cancelled his permanent visa and issued a deportation order to De Vrie because of his active participation in the labor rights  advocacy.  According to documents issued by the Philippines’ Bureau of […]

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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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