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In this issue we have updates on recent DTP programs, news from alumni in the region and profile DTP trainer Chris Sidoti. We also celebrate the new DTP website going live.
15 participants came together from across Australia for an intensive training program on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in Melbourne.
DTP brought together participants to facilitate the exchange of views among Asian CSOs and human rights advocates on how best to use capacity building & training to support and build human rights and democracy movements in the region.
In this issue we have updates on upcoming DTP programs, news from alumni and partners across the region, and resources. We highlight a profile of one of DTP's trainers, Matthew Coghlan, as well as another recent alumnus, Emdadul Haque from Bangladesh.
In this issue we have updates on upcoming DTP programs, news from alumni and partners across the region, and resources. We highlight a profile of one of DTP's much loved and valued trainers, Joshua Cooper, as well as another recent alumnus, Muhammad Syukron Anshori from Indonesia.
In this issue we have news on DTP courses as we resume F2F programs, other events and resources and calls for input. We highlight a profile of DTP Board Member and Trainer, Professor Justice Nolan and one of our most recent alumni Andress Hamenda from Indonesia.
In this issue there is news of DTP’s programs and activities, from and about DTP alumni, news from the region, events and resources.
In this issue we profile DTP Trainer Matthew Keeley, Director of DTP partner, Youth Law Australia, along with DTP alumnus from Bangladesh, Khokon Murmu.
In this issue we have updates on the region and UN, news from DTP alumni and partners, events and DTP’s programs and profiles of DTP trainer Aderito Soares and DTP alumna Rachel Jackman.
Welcome to this issue of DTP’s eNews. Registrations are now open for the first in a new webinar series DTP is hosting on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. We also have news from alumni, partners and the region.
In this issue we speak with Serena Lillywhite, who has provided training on business and human rights and Indigenous peoples rights on many DTP programs, and alumna Chou Yi-Lan, who currently works with DTP partner FORUM-ASIA.
In this issue we profile Amy Sinclair, who also links our participants to the important and valuable work of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre. We also profile alumnus James Meimana of the Solomon Islands – one of those who is working on the ground to save the forests and seas of the Pacific.
Welcome to this issue of DTP’s eNews, where we include a profile of DTP Board member and trainer Associate Professor Philip Chung, and of Malaysian DTP alumna Erlinda Joseph, an Indigenous woman whose advocacy work now focuses on migrant domestic works in Asia.
Welcome to this issue of DTP’s eNews with news from alumni and the region and new resources and information on events and programs – and calls for action to defend human rights.
Our series of DTP trainer profiles continues with Ellene Sana. Ellene has inspired many DTP participants with her knowledge and her achievements in promoting and protecting the rights of migrant workers. Ellene shares that DTP-MFA trainings have been used as a model for their own community level trainings across the Philippines.
Protests in Bangkok 2021. Credit: Sirachai Arunrugstichai/Getty Images
DTP's Mubashar Hasan writes in The Interpreter the impact of DTP's work in the region and that Australia should see that training rights advocates across the region can be an effective means to bolster democracy.
Our series on DTP Trainers continues with a profile of DTP alumnus and trainer, Sayeed Ahmad, who’s work with Front Line Defenders focuses on practical support and protection for human rights defenders at risk.
Welcome to this issue of DTP’s eNews. It has news of DTP’s programs and a profile of Colin Nicholas – an alumnus of DTP’s first program in 1990, who continues to be involved in advocacy for the rights of Indigenous peoples and as a DTP trainer.
Welcome to this issue of DTP’s eNews. We also continue with profiles of DTP’s trainers who are such an important part of our wider human rights community, and this month profile, Professor Surya Deva.
Amnesty International media release on the impact of the PNG UPR program and DTP's work with civil society.
Welcome to this issue of DTP’s eNews, which continues our new series of profiling DTP’s trainers. This issue we profile Professor Virginia Dandan, a valued trainer with DTP for nearly 20 years. We continue our profiles of DTP alumni with Sujauddin Karimuddin, a Rohingya refugee, who participated in DTP’s 2007 Burma Diaspora program.
In this issue we begin a new series of profiles of DTP’s trainers, important members of the DTP human rights community. They include leading academics and practitioners, UN officials and DTP alumni donating their time pro bono. The sharing of their knowledge and experience through DTP’s programs is an important part of building human rights movements.
In this eNews we profile Fijian DTP alumnus Tevita Naikasowalu and share information from our partners and alumni, news and resources.
Welcome to this issue of DTP’s eNews, highlighting International Women’s Day on March 8th, and recognising the work of women human rights defenders such as Braema Mathi in Singapore. “Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” is theme this year, highlighting the impacts of the climate crisis and demanding action.
Welcome to the first issue of DTP’s eNews for 2022.
Welcome to the last issue of DTP’s eNews for 2021. This issue contains news from and of DTP alumni as they work to promote and protect human rights across Asia and the Pacific.
Welcome to this issue of DTP’s eNews with updates from and on alumni, news of DTP programs and other courses and resources for human rights defenders as we approach International Human Rights Day on December 10th.
Welcome to this issue of DTP’s eNews with updates on DTP’s courses, webinars, alumni and partners, resources for human rights and jobs. Last week DTP partnered with OHCHR, UNEP and others in the first Asia-Pacific Forum for Environmental Human Rights Defenders.
Welcome to this issue of DTP’s eNews. We acknowledge with sadness the death of filmmaker Max Stahl. DTP’s work is inspired by the Timorese struggle for self-determination and Max Stahl made a unique and inspirational contribution to that struggle.
DTP alumnus Muhammad Syukron Anshori calls for recognition and respect for the Indigenous peoples of Indonesia
This issue of DTP’s eNews coincides with the 30th Anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords that promised peace, democracy and human rights following the Cambodian genocide. Marking the anniversary, one of the Accords' architects, former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans highlights the broken promises on democracy and human rights.
This issue of DTP’s eNews includes news from DTP alumni and partners, information on DTP’s programs, news of two regional human rights forums calling for registrations, jobs in human rights and new resources that may be useful for promoting and protecting human rights.
In this issue we have many calls for action and solidarity – terrible reminders of the risks that human rights defenders face in working to uphold the values and laws that every country has agreed to. The Hon Michael Kirby reminded us of the importance of these standards as he gave the keynote at our new program with Indonesian human rights defenders.
Welcome to this issue of DTP’s eNews with news from and about DTP alumni and their efforts to promote and protect human rights. COVID-19 and measures to contain it continue to take a terrible human cost – particularly on the already marginalised, as highlighted in this report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants.
This eNews features items on the human rights impacts of climate change, the continuing emergency in Myanmar and the violations perpetrated on West Papuan human rights defenders, and news from DTP alumni and partners.
Welcome to this eNews with information on DTP’s courses, webinars, alumni and partners. As COVID continues to ravage the region, and some governments use it as an excuse to impose censorship and stifle dissent it is inspiring to see the amazing efforts of civil society, including DTP alumni in Malaysia.
Welcome to this edition of the eNews. In this issue we have news of DTP programs and of DTP alumni and updates on the human rights crisis in post-coup Myanmar.
Ahead of our next program on Business and Human Rights in the Pacific, DTP has signed an MoU with the Pacific Regional Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for human rights in the Pacific. This issue contains more news from alumni and the region, and new resources for human rights defenders.
Media release on the second online capacity building program for civil society, business and government on Business, Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals in the Pacific to be held online in August 2021.
This issue highlights the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR) and continuing efforts to influence businesses and to hold them accountable for the harms that they do.
Welcome to this issue of DTP’s eNewsletter. As Australia’s Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs spoke to Australia’s new Indigenous Diplomacy Agenda, DTP alumnus Binota Moy Dhamai highlights the struggles of Indigenous peoples, including the Mro in Bangladesh.
This eNews continues its focus on the human rights and democracy crisis in Myanmar, and responses to it. We also have a focus on Cambodia and the deteriorating human rights situation there - including attacks on freedom of speech and environmental human rights defenders.
As protests continue inside and outside the country against the recent military coup in Myanmar, DTP’s eNews continues its focus on human rights there. It also focuses on the rights of Indigenous peoples as the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues approaches its 20th Anniversary session.
As protests continue to demand democracy and human rights in Myanmar, despite the killing of at least 249 people and the detention of thousands, pressure builds for effective international action. In solidarity we continue our focus on Myanmar and also include calls for action and useful resources for human rights.
In this DTP e-News our focus on Myanmar continues in solidarity with the democracy and human rights movements there – recognising that more human rights defenders in more countries face growing restrictions and threats as highlighted by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights [PE3] in her Global Update to the Human Rights Council.
As human rights movements mobilise to defend democracy and human rights in Myanmar, the UN Secretary General highlights 'A pandemic of abuses': human rights under attack during COVID.
This issue of DTP’s eNews has a focus on human rights and democracy in Myanmar as protests continue against the military coup amid mounting international concern and pressure. DTP alumni are active in solidarity with the human rights movements in Myanmar.
Welcome to this first issue of eNews for 2021. DTP continues to support those working for human rights in this challenging time of COVID. The values of human rights, the responsibilities they impose and the international cooperation and solidarity they call for are becoming ever more important.
This is our last issue for 2020, and has a special focus on the rights of migrant workers on this International Migrants Day.
Over the past two weeks, 25 participants from Asia and the Pacific have been participating in DTP's second online program, centred on Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Business.
This issue of DTP’s eNews highlights the work of DTP’s alumni and partners and others working to protect shared values of human rights and dignity across the region, often at great personal risk. Their work is critical to the functioning of the UN’s human rights mechanisms.
This issue of DTP’s eNews highlights the diversity of human rights advocacy activities by DTP alumni and partner organisations, continuing despite the restrictions of Covid-19 and efforts of governments to shut down space for civil society.
In this issue we include recent instances of campaigning and international solidarity that has born results, such as the postponed execution in Singapore, the mobilisation of UN Special Procedures in relation to the Frieda River in PNG and the courage of peaceful protesters in Thailand.
In this issue we highlight actions taken by DTP alumni, partners and others to defend the rights of migrants, future generations and women using the international human rights system, and initiatives from UN agencies and the treaty bodies.
COVID-19 is intensifying focus on the actions, responsibilities and accountability of business. Since 2006, DTP has worked with partners to develop advocacy capacity on human rights and business and DTP’s first online programs, and this eNews, continue this focus.
Recognising International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August this issue focuses on actions and activities by Indigenous human rights defenders in addressing the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
This issue of the eNews has a special focus on migrant workers. We highlight the efforts of human rights defenders who are speaking out on behalf of migrant workers, Indigenous peoples and communities facing discrimination and the abuse of their rights.
Everywhere human rights defenders and activists, UN human rights experts and governments are speaking out in support of universal values, the rule of law, human rights and multilateralism, and against the forces of repression and the denial of rights. This issue of the E-News links to some of these voices.
The pandemic highlights the need to defend the safety of human rights defenders, the voices of civil society, and to invest in these advocates of shared values and solidarity. DTP’s partners AIPP and Hawaii Institute/PIANGO are among those organising side events for voices from civil society to be heard.
Issue 103 of DTP’s E-News has a focus on Business and Human Rights with DTP alumni raising a range of concerns re business impacts on human rights. This will be the focus of a civil society event on June 8th.