Articles that focus on or disucss East and Southeast Asian countries

Climate change exacerbates gender inequality, putting women’s health at risk

November 6, 2017
BY: Hwei Mian Lim
Español

Climate change takes a higher toll on women than on men. Women’s health ...

Losing the battle for hearts and minds

October 10, 2017
BY: Stephen Hopgood
Español

The battle for human rights—as seen in the treatment of Rohingya Muslims ...

Indonesia at a threshold: reinventing the human rights movement

August 30, 2017
BY: Julius Ibrani, Marte Hellema
Bahasa

Combined with growing fundamentalism and sectarianism, Indonesia once ...

‘If I lose my freedom’: preemptive resistance to forced confessions in China

June 13, 2017
BY: Michael Caster
简体中文

Human rights defenders in China are increasingly using pre-recorded statements ...

To strengthen digital security for human rights defenders, behavior matters

May 9, 2017
BY: Michael Caster
简体中文Español

When approaching digital security for human rights defenders in hostile ...

Engage when we can, confront when we must

April 26, 2017
BY: Navaz Kotwal

Indian human rights workers do not want to engage with the police, but ...

Engagement versus endorsement: Western universities in China

April 25, 2017
BY: Robert Edward Precht

The presence of Western universities in China is on the rise, but they ...

Taking the battle for civic space online

March 23, 2017
BY: Marte Hellema
Español

As online spaces become increasingly restricted, human rights activists ...

To change torture practices, we must change the entire system

March 15, 2017
BY: Kiran Grewal

Preventing torture goes beyond understanding individuals—it requires changing ...

Could volunteer-based CSOs be a model for practicing human rights in China?

February 22, 2017
BY: Hou Ping
Español简体中文

In China, new laws make fundraising even harder, but the LGBTQ community ...

State-owned enterprises in China could be an entry point for human rights

December 6, 2016
BY: Qian Cheng
简体中文

To make headway on human rights in China, advocates need to get creative ...

ICC will investigate environmental destruction as well as war crimes

October 19, 2016
BY: Richard J. Rogers 
Español

The ICC is now prioritizing crimes involving environmental destruction ...

Dogs, pigs, and human rights: South Korea’s uproar

September 27, 2016
BY: Jeong-Woo Koo 

A recent political uproar in South Korea has exacerbated the public’s ...

In Asia, freedom of speech is critical in the fight for human rights

July 25, 2016
BY: Henri Tiphagne, Marte Hellema

Protecting freedom of speech, assembly and association in Asia is the ...

Self-interest argument for refugee admission backfires in Japan

June 15, 2016
BY: Saul Takahashi 
日本語

Japan fails to protect refugees—but arguing it should do so because its ...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: a missed opportunity for civil society?

June 6, 2016
BY: Mark Aspinwall
Español

Civil society could have played a key role in the Trans-Pacific Partnership—why ...

Cambodian trials offer important lessons

February 13, 2016
BY: James A. Goldston

The trials in a special, internationally-backed Court in Cambodia of Khmer ...

Making the ASEAN Economic Community human rights-friendly

January 28, 2016
BY: Haris Azhar
Bahasa

The ASEAN Economic Community should insert human rights rules into its ...

Getting creative with local resource mobilization in Hong Kong

January 20, 2016
BY: Linda To
Français

To get funding amidst intense non-profit competition in Hong Kong, human ...

Mongolia’s economic crisis: an end to corporate social responsibility?

December 3, 2015
BY: Bolor Legjeem

Despite an economic crisis, some Mongolian companies still respond to ...

In Myanmar, polls are the beginning of a larger conversation

August 10, 2015
BY: Kathy Frankovic 
မြန်မာဘာသာ

Many activists in Myanmar (Burma) are very skeptical of public opinion ...

Public opinion on human rights is the true gauge of progress

July 3, 2015
BY: Jeong-Woo Koo 
Español한국어

External, “objective” measures of South Korea’s human rights progress ...

Do-It-Yourself-Aid: alternative funding sources for rights work?

April 21, 2015
BY: Anne Meike Fetcher
Español

Is “Do-It-Yourself-Aid” the answer to funding rights work? Anne-Meike ...

Religion as a political game: rising intolerance in Indonesia

December 1, 2014
BY: Ahmad Sueady
Bahasa

Indonesia’s rising religious intolerance stems from a political pact struck ...

Indonesia’s growing religious intolerance

November 26, 2014
BY: Phelim Kine
Bahasa

Although Indonesia has long been seen as a religiously moderate country, ...

Human rights abuse in Burma and the role of Buddhist nationalism

April 16, 2014
BY: Wai Yan Phone 
ภาษาไทยမြန်မာဘာသာ

Myanmar is taking significant strides towards political and economic liberalization ...

Now is the time to invest in China’s nascent rights groups

November 15, 2013
BY: William Nee
简体中文

Even as China grows in wealth, it has yet to fully develop a culture of ...