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Please click the photo to go to the online exhibition page Introduction Asia, home to about 4.5 billion people or almost 60% of the total world population, is the fastest-growing region in the world in economic terms. Accompanying this economic growth are large economic disparities, persisting inequ …

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Focus together with Rural Poor Institute for Land and Human Rights Services (RIGHTS) co-organized with local people’s organization Kilos Ka a two- day discussion on land rights from April 15-16 in Begong Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur. The forum-workshop was attended by around 40 participants representin …

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Focus on the Global South (Focus) will launch its Focus Policy Review 2019, “Critical Junction: Derailing or Accelerating the Dictatorship Express” DATE : Friday, 12 April 2019, from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM VENUE: Max’s Restaurant, Quezon City Memorial Circle, Diliman, QC The FPR is a biennial publicati …

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Focus on the Global South joins movements and peoples organizations in the Philippines in mourning the death of one of its respected leaders Isagani R. Serrano, President of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM). Gani, a close ally and friend of Focus, shared his insights on alternativ …

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  The Southern Peasants’ Federation of Thailand (SPFT) celebrated their 10th anniversary on 20 to 21 December at Klong Sai Pattana community, Chai Buri district, Surat Thani province. Over the past 10 years, the SPFT has demonstrated its will to secure land for landless peasants and workers in …

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14 December 2018: On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned organizations, reiterate our calls for the Lao government to conduct an independent, impartial and effective investigation to reveal his fate and wher …

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December 3 marks the first death anniversary of Datu Victor Danyan, his two sons, son-in law, and 4 other tribal members and indigenous rights defenders of the T’boli community in Brgy. Ned, Lake Sebu.  It also marks the first year of gross human rights violations by the men of 27th and 33rd Philipp …

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Pasay City, Philippines – Around 200 rice farmers, farmworkers, rural youth and women from various national and local organizations held a protest at the gates of Senate to oppose the approval of SB 1998 or the Rice Tariffication Bill scheduled for deliberation at the Bicameral Committee meeting tod …

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Report from a forum on corporate concentration in agriculture and food, and its implications on food sovereignty in South East Asia On 24 July 2018, Focus on the Global South, ETC Group, and the Chulalongkorn University Research Institute (CUSRI) organized a forum in Bangkok on corporate concentrati …

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Photos from  the National Conference on Food Sovereignty, held on the occasion of World Food Day.     Panorama photo of the finished mural Photo credit: Cheryl Polutan, LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights)

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