List of registered activities to the Asia Pacific Social Forum 2022

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Democracy and Religion

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Human Development Organization

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Cultural open space

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This is a cultural open space with a conversation around selected videos there is a facebook stream here https://fb.watch/bfcSPtPkhR/

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https://twitter.com/CastoutSlavery/status/1494999578684186627?s=20&t=UsXbt762zjL_xqpNYtDAPQ

https://fb.watch/bgAdFe52m7/

https://fb.watch/bgA9PIaTR2/

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cultural activities group

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Young People Energising Social Change

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An intergenerational conversation among youth workers to understand the role of young people in social change.

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Join us for the panel moderated by Abhishek Thakore where we explore the role of young people from last 50 years, the challenges young people have faced and what vision do our panelists hold for today's young people.

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Blue Ribbon Movement and Youth Vikalp Sangam

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Webinar: Ukraine and Russia-US Conflict

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https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvc-ihrTktG91R_L3mv8iBdBOaoJywwQqA

 

You will then get a link to the online meeting room.

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ASIAN CULTURAL FORUM ON DEVELOPMENT (ACFOD), Innovation for Change - South Asia Hub

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Opening Panel

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Opening panel with participation of

Alexandr Buzgalin (Russia)

Batool Kareem (Iraq)
Gershom Kabaso (Zambia)

Najet Zammouri(Tunisia)

Rosa Zuniga (Mexico)
Walden Bello (Philipines)
Paul Divakar (India) (Mod)

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Facilitating group

Facilitating Group APSF process see https://www.asiasocialforum.net/info

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Forging Alliances across South Asia to address Child Marriage

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Join us in a discussion with social activists working for decades in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh to enhance gender equality and rights of girls and women

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Girls Not Brides- The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage

Ms. Indira Pancholi, Mahila Jan Adhikar Samiti,India

Mr. Qamar Naseem, Blue Veins, Pakistan

Ms. Jinat Ara Haque, WeCan Bangladesh

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Regional Panel Presentation on Context of Colonization, Occupation, Militarization, Fundamentalism & Violence

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The aim of this panel is to present the key issues defining latent and manifest hostilities and violence in the region, and the implications for peoples efforts at peace building. Speakers:

Jatin Desai, India.

Dr. Francis Lee, South Korea

Khin Ohmar, Myanmar

Boonthan T. Verawongse, Thailand

Pashtana Durrani, Afghanistan

 

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Mrinal Gore Interactive Centre for Peace & Social Justice in South Asia

Asian Cultural Forum on Development (ACFOD)

Innovations for Change - South Asia Hub

The Civic Coalition for Palestinians Rights in Jerusalem

International Volunteers for Peace, Indonesia

RUMPUN Tjoet Njak Dien and JALA PRT (Indonesia)

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Struggle for Economic Equality and Social Emancipation

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This pandemic has brought forth the precarious economic situations where people are more exposed to the financial shocks leaving them to face severe health conditions, lack of basic amenities like food, water, housing and lack of resources etc. For it will be the vulnerable population in the society who will be disproportionately affected by these economic shocks. The pandemic has highlighted uneven distribution of opportunities and resources and many challenges has arises for the disadvantageous and marginalized groups including women. Therefore, it is the responsibility of every country and every international bodies and institutions to have the financial commitment earmarked especially for those who are in need and at the risk. It is important to promote universal access to resources and basic services to have a greater resilience for the future crisis. This universality should be comprehensive and non-discriminatory in nature. It is imperative to put more resources on the socio-economic programmes in order to address the rising poverty and inequality. It is important to reshape the economy post-pandemic which is only possible by promoting the inclusive and innovative economic approach. Besides, there is a need for fiscal support focusing on the issue of inequality and discrimination. The policy response towards the crisis should be equitable and affordable to all.

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Economic Justice - Thematic Focus Group

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Sex Worker Criminalisation in Cambodia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand

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For decades sex workers in the region have been demanding decriminalization as a vital step towards ending stigma, exploitation and violence by State and non-State actors. This call has been increasingly supported by human rights organizations and UN agencies. However governments have largely turned a deaf ear or have even introduced new laws and instruments that further criminalize sex work, cause harm and block access to justice.

As the pandemic rages on, state criminalization only adds to harm, by making it difficult for communities to access resources, each other and their livelihood.

 

This panel seeks to add to the dialogue in the Asia Pacific region among organizations and collectives in Cambodia, India, Nepal, Thailand and Sri Lankan to discuss experiences, map out where we have reached and the way forward.

 

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National Network of Sex Workers, India (NNSW) and Sex Workers and Allies South Asia (SWASA)

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Making Voices Heard and Count

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How Community-Driven Data can strengthen democracies: Experiences from Nepal, India and a Global Overview

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Wada Na Todo Abhiyan

International Civil Society Center, LNOB Nepal Coordinator - VSO Nepal

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TFG5A: Grassroots and Comnunity Democratic Rights and Social, Economic Justice

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The workshop will be addressing the key challenges of marginalized sectors e.g. Peasants. Workers, Urban Poor, Indigenous Peoples, Minorities, Migrants, etc. and further discussion on people empowerment.

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Asian Cultural Forum on Developnent (ACFOD) and PP21

Asian Cultural Forum on Development (ACFOD)

People's Plan for the 21st Century (PP21)

Esperanza, Timor Leste

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Maternity Protection in Southeast Asia

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Maternity protection including beyond birth, is especially important to ensure income security for pregnant women and mothers of new-born children and their families. An overall picture of maternity protection policies and practices especially during the Covid-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia will be provided in the webinar.

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Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC)

AROSP, IWE Indonesia, FLEP Thailand, PSWS Malaysia, HNPhil Philippines, Oxfam in Cambodia, HNSEA

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