This year’s ACSC/APF, the largest gathering since its inception in 2005, and its theme “Advancing ASEAN People’s Solidarity Toward Sustainable Peace, Development, Justice and Democratization” have a special meaning not just for the peoples of ASEAN, but more importantly to the people of Burma/Myanmar. After years and decades of struggle for genuine peace and democracy, the ACSC/APF being held in Burma is a concrete expression of the mounting calls for and the deepening accomplishments of the struggle for more and wider spaces for freedom of expression and people’s participation, and ultimately, for sustainable peace, development, justice and democratization.
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Solidarity Statement of FBC-P and APSOC for the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum 2014
Solidarity activists urge Burma’s Thein Sein to restore Rohingyas citizenship and ethnic rights; ask UN, ASEAN to probe sectarian violence in Arakan State
“The continued refusal of the government of Burma to recognize the ethnic rights, civil and political freedoms, and citizenship of the Rohingyas are clear violations of international law. Advertising reforms while violating the human rights of another section of your society is a complete paradox. Unless the regime of Burma corrects its past mistakes, all […]
Philippine activists call to end humanitarian crisis in Kachin State and sectarian-violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Arakan
Free Burma Coalition – Philippines (FBC-P) and Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition (APSOC) For inquiries: Call (632) 435-2900 or (632) 911-0205 look for Gani Abunda or +63 947-7079872 “The recent humanitarian crisis in Kachin state and the worsening sectarian violence in Arakan clearly illustrate that despite the perceived democratic reforms, human rights violations continue to thrive […]
Philippine solidarity activists urge Burmese regime to release all political prisoners; demand repeal of all ‘repressive laws’
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – As part of the campaign calling for the release of all political prisoners in Burma, about a hundred solidarity activists from the Free Burma Coalition-Philippines (FBC-Phils) and Asia-Pacific Solidarity Coalition (APSOC) today held a protest action in front of the Burma (Myanmar) Embassy in Makati City. The groups pointed out that the […]
Filipina activists support struggle against injustice and impunity in Burma; call to end systematic abuses against women
“The government of Burma cannot hope to build a new society without improving the conditions of the people and the laws governing them. The situation of the women of Burma represents the exact prototype of how impunity works in a modern world. Today, as we observe the International Women’s day, solidarity activists around the world […]
The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) is a Philippines-based advocacy institution promoting human security, democratization and people-to-people solidarity.
IID conducts policy advocacy and campaign programs on Burma, Mindanao, Southern Thailand, West Papua, and East Timor.