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  • This paper summarizes the discussions that took place in a meeting of representatives from peasant, fisher folk, indigenous peoples and rural women’s organizations, and civil society organizations (CSOs),  in Bangkok Thailand, 26-28 September 2017. The main aim of the gathering was to foster learning on how to use the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT or Tenure Guidelines), with the broader goal of advancing human rights-based tenure governance in Asia.

  • ឯកសារនេះបង្ហាញពីទិដ្ឋភាពទូទៅនៃនិន្នាការវិនិយោគនៅក្នុងតំបន់ទន្លេមេគង្គ ពីការផ្លាស់ប្តូរច្បាប់ និងគោលនយោបាយ ដែលបានធ្វើឡើងដើម្បីសម្របសម្រួលដល់ការវិនិយោគខ្នាតធំរបស់អន្តរជាតិ និងក្នុងស្រុក និងបង្ហាញពីផលប៉ះពាល់នៃការវិនិយោគបែបនេះ ទៅលើតំបន់សេដ្ឋកិច្ចពិសេស (SEZs) ជាពិសេសទៅលើលក្ខខណ្ឌរស់នៅ និងលក្ខខណ្ឌការងាររបស់កម្មករ នៅក្នុងតំបន់សេដ្ឋកិច្ចពិសេសទាំងនេះ។ ឯកសារនេះ ផ្តល់ជូននៅការវិភាគបែបស៊ីជម្រៅមួយទៅលើទំហំ និងប្រភេទផ្សេងៗនៃការវិនិយោគខ្នាតធំ នៅក្នុងតំបន់ ហើយនឹងពីរបៀបដែលការវិនិយោគទាំងនេះធ្វើឲ្យនិយោគិនខ្នាតធំមានបុព្វសិទ្ធ ជាងប្រជាជនក្នុងស្រុក និងលុបលើប្រយោជន៍សាធារណៈ។ 

  • របាយការណ៍សិក្សាស្រាវជ្រាវស្តីពី "តំបន់សេដ្ឋកិច្ចពិសេស (SEZs) និង​ការទាញយកតម្លៃពីតំបន់មេគង្គ ករណីសិក្សាមួយលើការគ្រប់គ្រង និងការកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចដីធ្លី និងកម្លាំងពលកម្មក្នុងតំបន់សេដ្ឋកិច្ចពិសេសកម្ពុជា និងមីយ៉ាន់ម៉ាបានធ្វើការសិក្សាលើករណីសិក្សាចំនួនពីរលើតំបន់សេដ្ឋកិច្ចពិសេសក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា និងប្រទេសមីយ៉ាន់ម៉ាពាក់ព័ន្ធនឹងការលើកទឹកចិត្ត និងការធានាដែលផ្តល់ជូនដល់អ្នកវិនិយោគដោយធ្វើការថ្លឹងថ្លែង និងការការពារផលប្រយោជន៍ទៅដល់សហគមន៍ កម្មករ និងបរិស្ថាននៅមូលដ្ឋាន។ អនុសាសន៍មួយចំនួនត្រូវបានលើកឡើងនៅក្នងការសិក្សាមួយនេះ រួមមានទាំងការស្នើរអោយមានការកែប្រែក្របខ័ណ្ឌច


  • On the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, young activists in the Philippines urge their fellow Filipinos to fight against the tyrannical rule of Duterte and to defend the democratic rights of the people. 2017 September 21. Quezon City, Philippines.

    In many countries in Asia, new forms of authoritarianism are on the rise. In the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte—a former mayor accused of organizing death squads and who promised to make the fish of Manila Bay grow fat from the bodies of drug dealers—won the presidential elections in 2016. In Thailand in 2014, a general who had favored cracking down on demonstrators led other military leaders in launching a coup against the democratically elected government.

  • Agriculture has been the driving force for India’s economy. At one point farming was even considered to be one of the most respectable job an individual could have. However, with the shift from zero budget farming to the rapid commercialisation of agriculture, many farmers have found themselves displaced or stuck in a vicious circle of debt trap.


    In developing country like India, where more than half of its 1.23 billion population is dependent on subsistence farming, both ‘Kisan’ (Farmer) and ‘Krishi’ (Agriculture) become vital constituents of the political economy of the country. Woven around these two unavoidable constituents are the conditions of food security and livelihood, which determine the survival of a vast majority of the country’s population.

  • For majority of peasants and indigenous people in India and around the world, climate change is a dreadful reality that has drastically altered their and rendered them vulnerable to hunger, poverty and deprivation. Even at the best of times, millions of them live on the edge, surviving on paltry income. Climate change has forced many to go hungry, abandon or sell their meagre land holdings, force them to migrate to urban slums searching for work.

  • Focus in 2016 initiated and engaged more vigorously in endeavors that challenged the impunity of state and non-state actors in the region. One of the main approaches in doing this was working closely with human rights organizations and networks of rights defenders and activists. The Focus team from all offices joined protests and mobilizations in solidarity with grassroots communities, social movements, and other civil society organizations.