Asia Solidarity against Industrial Aquaculture (ASIA), formed as an Asian Network to investigate negative effects of Shrimp Aquaculture, in terms of loss of livelihoods, increasing poverty, social, economic and cultural marginalisation, increase of violence and violation of human rights, as well as negative environmental and ecological impacts. The network was initiated by Nijera Kori and now been strengthened by its links with similar regional networks such as Red Manglar in Latin America and African Mangrove Network.
The South Asia Right to Information Network, supported by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), is primarily an email based network. This provides all types of information regarding laws, and sends updates on changes or status of various national RTI rules as well as actions taken on all matters related to RTI in the South Asia region.
Asia Pacific Women Law and Development network (APWLD), a Chiang Mai based strong network of feminists human rights defenders. This network ensures linkages and communication among its members on issues such as human rights, constitutional rights, environmental rights, rural women’s rights, labour rights etc. The network continue to expand its coverage and now have membership in the Arab regions to Mongolia, Kyrghistan to Fiji, Cook Islands as well as Australia.
Asia Rural Women’s Coalition (ARWC) is a network of organisation working across Asia for upholding rights of rural women particularly the most disadvantaged, i.e rural women with disabilities, socially ostracised due to caste, class or culture, women who are involved as agriculture labour, but often denied of access to land and marginalised due to expanded commercial agriculture.
South Asian Network for Gender Activists and Trainers, a strong body of leading South Asian feminists, who provide trainings for grassroots workers, as well as conducts academic workshops regionally on getting conceptual clarity on gender, feminism etc. It also prepares South Asian statements from a feminist perspective on topics that are considered important for discussions and debates.
South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) is a democratic regional network with a large membership base of people committed to addressing human rights issues at both national and regional levels. SAHR aims at fostering the concept of multiple South Asian identities by enabling people to realise their ideals and aspirations for peace, democracy, secularism and human security, while promoting pluralism in approaches towards social, political, economic and cultural development of different communities, ethnic, linguistic, religious and other groups.
One Billion Rising (OBR) is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime.