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WEBINAR: #RightsAtRisk: Resist fundamentalisms and fascisms in Asia-Pacific

WEBINAR: #RightsAtRisk: Resist fundamentalisms and fascisms in Asia-Pacific



On 24 January 2019, Musawah, AWID and CSBR co-hosted a webinar on #RightsAtRisk in Asia-Pacific. In this online conversation, four activists from Asia-Pacific share their experiences and analyses of the advances of fascisms and fundamentalisms in the region.

The discussion was facilitated by Rima Athar, the coordinator of the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR), with presentations from:

  • Cristina “Tinay” Palabay: Secretary General of human rights group Karapatan in the Philippines;
  • Rozana Isa: Executive Director of women’s rights group Sisters In Islam in Malaysia; and
  • Chayanika Shah: a queer feminist researcher, teacher, and activist based in Mumbai, India.

Their conversation covered the following questions:

  • How are anti-rights forces operating in Asia-Pacific? How are they gaining support?
  • What are the impacts on gender justice and human rights in the region?
  • What does collective resistance look like and how can we strengthen it?

This is the fourth webinar of the #RightsAtRisk series, discussing the findings of the Rights at Risk report from the Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs). This series aims to put light on our collective resistance at the local and international levels.

To read more about Rights at Risk and the OURs project, visit