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APRN May Day Statement The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) joins the working class across the globe in celebrating the International Day of Workers’ Movement. APRN salutes the healthcare workers and the economic frontline workers for dedicating their lives and keeping the economy from further collapse during the pandemic. The network continues to support the workers’ movement by doing research...
The case of the NASA scientists and three other protesters arrested for staging a protest in front of Chase Bank last April 6, is a concrete manifestation that climate activists are increasingly facing repression. Instead of taking accountability for this ecological catastrophe, advanced capitalist countries continue to intimidate, threaten, harass, and worse, kill environmental defenders and activists that fight...
The Biennial Research Conference of the Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRN) was held from 04 to 07 April 2022. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the activity was hybrid, with most of the participants in Phuket, Thailand, and others participating online through video conferencing platform Zoom. The activity was attended by 36 participants in Phuket and eight in Zoom. There were...
Statement of the APRN Biennial Research Conference 2022 We, the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), along with people's movements and CSOs of the region are taking on the challenges and multiple crises that the world face. We are determined to advance genuine development with an emphasis on the most marginalized and the sustainability of the planet.  APRN brought together people’s researchers...
.  APRN Statement on the Day of the Landless 2022 When you think of the word ‘farmer,’ your mind happens upon thoughts of hunger and hardship. This connotation draws from the reality of widespread underdevelopment in rural and agricultural communities across Asia Pacific, Africa, and Latin America. Even when governments and corporations publicly hold farmers in high esteem, their token admiration...
War, no matter how geographically distant, persistently affects you and your community. Case in point is how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is rocking the global economy. Prices of oil, wheat, and other basic commodities skyrocket as a result of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and sanctions imposed by the West. That being said, economies and peoples around the world are enduring...
https://youtu.be/pohJfNrG70s We are proud to present 2022 Advocacy and Engagement Training. APRN aims to further capacitate CSOs and People's Organisations across the region. We want our work to adapt to the current and post-pandemic era. A series of skills training will run from February-September 2022 and they are as follows: Digital Campaigns and Communications (media work and relations, new online and social media,...
My 3-year-old daughter recently asked me “What is People Power?” and quickly followed by another question–“why don’t we have class on Friday?” I am in awe that my child is so inquisitive about so many things.  To be honest, it took me some time to think of a simple answer. Would it even be possible to just simplify the complexity...
Research network echoes EU’s call for int’l election monitoring amid escalating violence and vitriol The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) lauded the comprehensive resolution by the European Union (EU) Parliament on the recent human rights developments in the Philippines. The EU's legislative body voted 627 out of its 684 members to pass the resolution last Feb 17, 2022.  “This resolution meant...
On the 10th of December 1948, the United Nations’ General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which we now commemorate as International Human Rights day. Human rights refer to the universal, intrinsic, and inalienable rights granted to all individuals regardless of nationality, sex, ethnicity, race, or social status. Yet, history has witnessed how it has been...