Southeast and East Asia
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. In Southeast and East Asia, we have offices in Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Taipei, and Yangon. The FNF regional team works with the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats, the Working group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, and the ASEAN Prosperity Initiative, which is part of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
When human rights takes over comic strip: a fight for human rights in cartoonists perspective
“How can I be neutral, even my pen has a stand,” a quote from a famous Malaysian political cartoonist, Zunar has shared his view on how important it is to speak up about the injustice in the country.
Cartoonists tell the stories of human rights issues in Southeast Asia
Cartoonists from Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand display their artworks to reflect human rights issues in their home countries at Human Rights in ASEAN – The Cartoonists Perspective Exhibition.
A Million Dreams
We shifted gears to adapt to new working conditions – holding webinars as a space for dialogue, and creating a community of online advocates. Our activities are our attempt to contribute to the realization of every dream. In 2021, as we try to start anew, we’ll double down on hope and action. For freedom.
Hanoi and Cape Town are not far away
Meeting virtually has become the new normal for people and organisations on earth. Face-to-face discussions became screen-to-screen. FNF Vietnam sees this as an opportunity for the foundation to grow as a global family.
Of knowledge makers and smart learners
Prof. Hwang always highlights the importance of collaboration. It's the same concept that she applies in reurbanization, reviving cities through citizen engagement and innovation.
Women have a choice
Sara is aware that a lot of complex issues face women today, including unequal pay as well as unpaid work, and child care. She highlighted that education is still the solution: continuous learning for one’s self and civic education for the society.
Wisdom and compassion will prevent another infodemic
For Supinya, a double dose of vaccine is also necessary to curb misinformation: wisdom coupled with compassion. She hopes that the world achieves a level of equanimity where people would not resort to conspiracies and hate online and offline.