Amnesty International revokes Aung San Suu Kyi’s Ambassador of Conscience Award

Amnesty International has withdrawn the Ambassador of Conscience Award, its highest award, from Aung San Suu Kyi. The organisation cited the ‘shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for’ as the reason for the withdrawal. “Today, we are profoundly dismayed that you no longer represent a symbol of hope, courage, and the undying defense of human rights”, said Secretary …

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Amnesty International: First convictions under ‘contempt of court’ law confirms fears over muzzling critics

On 11 May 2018, the Attorney-General’s Chambers of Singapore (AGC) charged Jolovan Wham and John Tan with “scandalising the judiciary”. Wham, a human rights activist, was charged for his Facebook post on 27 April 2018 stating that “Malaysia’s judges are more independent than Singapore’s for cases with political implications.” Tan, a senior member of opposition party – the Singapore Democratic …

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Global Compact Network Indonesia brings together Asia Pulp & Paper and Martha Tilaar Group to train and empower 1,000 women from tropical forest communities

The Indonesian Network of the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) today announced a partnership between Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the world’s largest pulp and paper producers, and Martha Tilaar Group (MTG), a leading manufacturer of cosmetics and herbal medicine, to train 1,000 women from forest communities to help preserve herbal plants and to become self-sufficient …

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5th Edition of SIGEF in Singapore, fostering technology for good and further UN SDGs

Horyou, the social network for social good, and Horyou Foundation is organising its fifth edition of the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum, SIGEF, at Suntec, Singapore on September 12-13. SIGEF 2018 is set to bring together a multi-stakeholder audience of investors, a high-level network of business and company executives, government and ministerial representatives, non-profit and international organizations, as well …

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Join RDA Singapore’s Inaugural Walk-a-Wheelathon Charity Carnival & Adoption Drive

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Singapore is holding their inaugural ‘Inclusion Walk-a-Wheelathon’ and World Animal Charity Carnival and Adoption Drive on 30th September. They’re inviting everyone to come together and discover their hidden oasis in the centre of Singapore. The event will kick off with the Walk-a-Wheelathon which they hope will foster a sense of inclusiveness among the able …

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ASEAN NGOs call for UN to act urgently on recommendations by the International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar

(Bangkok/Geneva, 27 August 2018) – Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Progressive Voice, Equality Myanmar, Kachin Women’s Association Thailand, and Rohingya Women’s Welfare Society welcome the findings of the Independent International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar (IIFFMM) as a major turning point in international efforts towards justice and accountability in Myanmar. The findings of the Fact Finding Mission released today said …

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