Asian Human Rights Commission
The AHRC seeks to protect and promote human rights by monitoring, investigation, advocacy, and taking solidarity actions; work towards social equality, with particular emphasis on social groups who have suffered discrimination in the past, such as women and children and minorities, including Dalits; develop a speedy communication system using modern communication techniques to encourage quicker actions to protect human rights, redress wrongs and prevent violations in future; develop appropriate modes of human rights education and especially promote the folk school approach; promote appropriate legal and administrative reforms, particularly judicial and police reforms; develop close links with the victims of human rights violations to promote solidarity with victims, to preserve the memory of the victims and to organize significant commemorations linking large sections of people for the purpose of eliminating human rights violations; participate in peace making, reconciliation, conflict resolution, truth commissions and international tribunals; develop cultural and religious programmes for the promotion of human rights; encourage ratification of UN instruments and development of local legislation, law enforcement and judicial practices in keeping with such instruments, and assist the formation and functioning of national human rights commissions; promote the United Nations, particularly its human rights agencies and assist organizations and persons in Asia to utilize these agencies for better promotion and protection of human rights in Asia, work towards the development of regional human rights mechanisms and encourage people’s participation in this process by promoting the Asian Human Rights Charter.
19/F, Go-Up Commercial Building
998 Canton Road
Kowloon, Hongkong S.A.R.
Tel: +(852) – 2698-6339
Fax: +(852) – 2698-6367
Asia-Pacific Regional Resource Center for Human Rights Education
ARRC (Asia-Pacific Regional Resource Center for Human Rights Education) is a non-profit, non-government, regional organization founded in 1992 to pursue the following vision, mission and goals.
Vision: To popularize and institutionalize human rights education in the Asia-Pacific region towards mobilizing people to participate meaningfully in transforming a society sensitive to human rights and in evolving a culture of peace, democracy and justice.
Mission: To serve as an institute and a network for human rights education in the Asia-Pacific region, providing human rights training, workshops, development and exchange of instructional and other relevant materials, research and HRE campaigns.
Goals: To develop relevant instructional/training and other materials for the grassroots and formal sectors; To hold HRE public campaigns e.g. debate, theater festival, oratorical contests, conferences, etc; To develop a data bank and resource center to serve as a human rights education library for the region; To evolve a network and linkages of organizations engaged in human rights education; To promote a system of collection and exchange of expertise and experiences in the field of human rights education; To facilitate and coordinate the effective implementation of the UN Decade for Human Rights Education in the Asia-Pacific.
Asia-Pacific Regional Resource Center for Human Rights Education (ARRC)
2738 Ladprao 128/3
Phone: (662) 731-0829, 377-5641
Fax: (662) 731-0829
Email: arrc [at] ksc [dot] th [dot] com
Asian Resource Foundation (ARF)
The Asian Resource Foundation promotes the spirit of caring and sharing in the light of cultural and spiritual values. We support holistic development, that empowers the poor and other marginalised and vulnerable groups. We also work to strengthen cooperative actions among the people of Asia and beyond for a just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Forum-Asia was launched in December 1991, to facilitate collaboration among human rights organizations in Asia so as to develop a regional response for the promotion of human rights and democracy in the region.
111 Suthisarnwinichai Rd
Samsennok Huay Kwang, Bangkok, 10320
Tel: +66 2 276 9846-7 Ext 0
Fax: + 66 2 693 4939
HURIGHTS OSAKA aims to promote human rights in the Asia-Pacific region; to convey Asia-Pacific perspectives on human rights to the international community; to ensure inclusion of human rights principles in Japanese international cooperation activities and raise human rights awareness among the people in Japan to meet its growing internationalization.
Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center (HURIGHTS OSAKA)
1-2-1-1500 Benten, Minato-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka 552-0007 Japan
Email: webmail [at] hurights [dot] or [dot] jp