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In this issue we share statements by DTP partners FORUM-ASIA and AIPP and the UN on the situations in Manipur India and Myanmar. We also include a profile on alumna Nayela Akter, and news from alumni, partners, the region and the UN.
DTP Alumni Profile

Nayela participated in the DTP/MFA migrant worker program in Bangladesh in 2015/16. She now works with the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) managing their EU funded Inter-Governmental Mechanism (IGM) project.
DTP Alumni Profile

Wenise is an Australian-based Korean human rights advocate, focused on crimes against humanity perpetrated by the North Korean regime. She's currently working on a documentary film that captures the story of Australian veterans in the Korean War.
DTP Alumni Profile

Riji is a migrant rights activist, who is associated with the Middle East Centre for Training and Development (MECTD) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Her activity with the Centre includes building the capacity of migrant workers at national and regional level, which includes the post arrival orientation program that is held by the Centre along with the Permanent Committee of Labour Affairs in Dubai.
DTP Alumni Profile

Nurul is the Inclusion and Victims Rights Director at the ASEAN-Australia Counter Trafficking. She is focused on ensuring anti-trafficking projects and programs in ASEAN address gender equality, disability, social inclusion and victim rights in accordance with the ACTIP and other ASEAN and international human rights commitments.
DTP Alumni Profile

Aslam is a Malaysian human rights advocate who is passionate about defending the rights of migrants and refugees. Having recently completed his PhD studies in Australia - focusing on the contemporary challenges of forced migration - he is set to join the International Institute of Public Policy and Management (INPUMA) at the University of Malaya.
DTP Trainer Profile

Usa is the Executive Director of the Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women (APSW) in Bangkok, Thailand. She has been a women’s rights activist for over 30 years. Usa campaigns and advocates to address systematic discrimination against women in Thailand, and provides trainings to women’s leaders and leaders of various sectors.
DTP Trainer Profile

Henry Zwartz is an award-winning journalist who recently trained in a special DTP human rights and advocacy program for migrant and refugee community leaders in Australia. Interested in the intersection between law and media, and their use as a force for good, Henry currently works for a politics and foreign policy think tank and as a freelance journalist with Australian TV Network, SBS.
DTP Alumni Profile

Pervez is the founder and executive director of Bangladesh’s Films 4 Peace (F4P) Foundation, a leading national peacebuilding organisation based in Bangladesh, committed to fostering a peaceful society through innovative and artistic activism, strategic communications, and research.
DTP alumnus Aslam Abd Jalil visited the Diplomacy Training Program sharing his progress in completing his PhD studies and advocating for refugee and migrant worker rights in Malaysia. 
A regional Asia-Pacific training course on migrant workers’ rights and advocacy in the Asia-Pacific for individuals who work for and with NGOs/CSOs who have the commitment and capacity to apply the training to their work for the rights of migrant workers.
DTP is calling for applications for an Administration and Office Coordinator to join its small team.
6 participants came together from NSW and ACT for an intensive training program on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in Sydney.
After being delayed by COVID, 29 human rights advocates from the region participated in the 30th Annual Program in Bangkok, 23 January - 3rd February.
27 refugee and migrant community leaders participated in a two-day human rights training workshop facilitated by DTP and STARTTS.
DTP's Mubashar Hasan participated in Metro Assist and Addison Road Community Organisation's International Human Rights Day celebrations in Sydney
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.
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.
Amnesty International media release on the impact of the PNG UPR program and DTP's work with civil society.
Photo of Dickson Ntwiga
In 2015 Dickson was awarded the Leading Women of Africa's Award.
DTP alumnus Muhammad Syukron Anshori calls for recognition and respect for the Indigenous peoples of Indonesia
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 webinar is the eleventh in a series which is developing greater knowledge and understanding of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This webinar looks at the issue of the disproportionate rate of removals of children from First Nations’ families.