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Health workers in Asia: A fightback against systemic exploitation amid pandemic

Why honoring them as Herculean figures in the global fight against the coronavirus is not enough Despite their heroic efforts to save lives amidst the...

On the implications of Kamala Harris’ SEA visit

On August 22-26, 2021, Vice President Kamala Harris visited Singapore and Vietnam with the so-called aim of strengthening economic cooperation between nations.¹ These state...

APRN joins CSOs, POs, and human rights defenders in a fact-finding...

The Program on Building Democracy and Claiming Civic Spaces is committed to resisting militarism and fascism as well as uniting with CSOs and POs...

Development aid with Chinese characteristics?

by Ivan Phell Enrile, Policy Officer APRN (first published by SLUG Nettverk for rettferdig gjeldspolitikk (Debt Justice Norway)) In the last fifteen years, the world has seen...

APRN condemns harassment of Cordillera peoples’ organizations by military elements

Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) condemns the harassment perpetrated by military elements against its member in the Philippines, Center for Development Programs in the...

Civil society groups reject RCEP: Excessive corporate powers at the expense...

More than 80 representatives from trade unions, peasant communities, indigenous peoples, health networks, and women’s organisations met on 27-28 July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to strategize around how to defeat the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and other emerging mega-regional free trade agreements (FTAs) in the region.

Japan’s ruling party using Nazi playbook?

On July 9th, the Japanese ruling Party, the Liberal Democratic Party posted on their official website, a form asking people to send in cases where school teachers have deviated from political neutrality, citing among others an example where a teacher expressed strong concerns over "sending children to war" or strong opposition over a controversial and unconstitutional law passed by the LDP in 2015.

WTO ‘new issues’, for whose development?

Photo by Asia Pacific Research Network After the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) fell short of the people’s demand for a binding climate deal that...

Addis Ababa FFD3 Conference must deliver financing for development justice

This week, leaders from governments, development institutions, civil society representatives, and other stakeholders are meeting in Addis Ababa for the 3rd International Conference on...