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Quezon City, Philippines, 30 May 2014 -- Civil society groups in the Philippines are urging the government to support a resolution sponsored by a group of countries led by Ecuador at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) calling for a legally binding treaty on human rights and

(AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

After declaring martial law on Tuesday, May 20, the Thai military announced a full-fledged coup two days later. The putsch followed seven months of massive street protests against the ruling Pheu Thai government identified with former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Published by IRIN News on May 22, 2014

"Land grabs" in Laos are driving poor farmers, including ethnic minorities, off their land, away from livelihoods they know and into further poverty, activists and experts say.

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Philippines, 14 May 14 2014 -- Two dozen organizations from 12 countries in Asia and around the world signed a letter decrying the murder of Filipino farmer leader Menelao ("Ka Melon") Barcia by unidentified gunmen on May 2, 2014. 

Despite constant petitioning by former Constitutional Commissioner Jaime Tadeo for DAR to stop illegal conversions in Plaridel, Bulacan by the Villar-backed Lumina Homes, earth-moving activities in the area are still continuing. DAR's inaction in this case is emblematic of its lack of commitment to implementing the land reform program nationwide.

Quezon City, 15 May 2014 -- The newest Congress bill supporting the continuation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)— as mandated by the 1987 Constitution— is an essential, though not yet sufficient, initiative for tackling the upcoming deadline of the program’s land dist

(Photo: Reuters/Dwi Oblo)

Indonesia’s April 9 parliamentary election was relatively peaceful and clean, which shows how far democratization has come in the last 15 years despite the deep psychological and structural damages wrought by former Indonesian President Suharto.

Quezon City, Philippines, 12 April 2014 - More than five months after being left homeless by Typhoon Yolanda, residents of Sicogon Island are still fighting for a decent place to rebuild their lives and their homes.

Manila, 1 April 2014 -- Ambitious free trade agreements in the Philippines would pose serious threats to access to medicines for the poor by providing greater patent rights to pharmaceutical companies, the EU-ASEAN Campaign Network said Tuesday ahead of an international meetin

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Manila, 8 March 2014 -- Today, International Women's Day, we continue to demand end to poverty and landlessness. We demand the realization of our reproductive rights and end to violence against women.

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