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APHR's new podcast channel discusses the most important human rights developments across Southeast Asia.

ADVOCATE by ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights APHR

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APHR's new podcast channel discusses the most important human rights developments across Southeast Asia.

    ADVOCATE SPECIAL: Elections in the Philippines 2022

    ADVOCATE SPECIAL: Elections in the Philippines 2022

    Ahead of the historic Philippine elections of 9 May 2022, Veronica Pedrosa interviews Etta Rosales, former Member of Parliament and Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights of the Republic of the Philippines, and Luie Guia, former election commissioner. Also with the participation of Walden Bello, vice-presidential candidate, APHR Board Member and former congressman; Gemma Mendoza, journalist at Rappler; and Patricio 'Jojo' Abinales, professor at the University of Hawaii.

    • 24 min
    Celebrating Progress: Episode 4 - The kids are alright

    Celebrating Progress: Episode 4 - The kids are alright

    For the final episode in this series, we take a look at the rise in youth-led movements across the region, including Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia. 

    • 36 min
    Celebrating Progress: Episode 3 - Marriage Equality

    Celebrating Progress: Episode 3 - Marriage Equality

    In recent years, Vietnam has made some progress on the issue of marriage equality. What does the campaign there mean for efforts elsewhere in the region, notably Thailand? 

    • 25 min
    Celebrating Progress: Episode 2 - Accountability and Climate Change

    Celebrating Progress: Episode 2 - Accountability and Climate Change

    In the Philippines - described as a "poster child for the impacts of climate change" - lawyers and activists hope that some accountability measures are on the way when it comes to the issue of the climate crisis. 

    APHR speaks with two figures closely involved in the Climate Change and Human Rights Inquiry in the Philippines. 

    • 23 min
    Celebrating Progress: Episode 1 - Decriminalizing Abortion

    Celebrating Progress: Episode 1 - Decriminalizing Abortion

    Human rights advocates know all too well just how challenging rights work can be, here in Southeast Asia and globally. In addition to a host of rights abusing actors targeting those expressing dissent, rights defenders often face what can sometimes feel like a constant losing battle. 
     
    Advocacy often begins with the odds stacked against them, with governments undemocratically introducing oppressive laws and policies, while pushing aside, or even watering down legislation that is progressive. 
     
     Yet, look closely, and positive changes are occurring in the human rights sphere, including in Southeast Asia. In this series, we'll shed light on those successes, and speak to some of those who have been working to advance human rights across the region. 
    In Episode One of this series we look at abortion decriminalization efforts in Thailand, and the effect progress there has had on similar efforts in the Philippines. 

    • 28 min
    Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup: Episode 5: Looking Ahead

    Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup: Episode 5: Looking Ahead

    Welcome to the final episode in our series, Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup - Looking Ahead. 

    Throughout the series, we've had one eye on this final episode, which aims to use much of what we've discussed in earlier episodes to provide solid recommendations to international actors - including governments, but also humanitarian actors, think-tanks, and anyone with an interest in Myanmar - about what measures can be taken to support the brave efforts being made by the people on the ground in Myanmar, and help bring an end to the military's rule. 

    If you'd like to support the efforts for democracy in Myanmar, please visit the pages below: 

    ISupportMyanmar - https://www.isupportmyanmar.com/ 

    Frontier Myanmar membership - https://www.frontiermyanmar.net/en/membership/

    Myanmar Now donation - https://www.myanmar-now.org/en/donate

    • 37 min

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