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, Manila, Seoul, Taipei, and Yangon. We also work in Malaysia. The FNF regional team works with the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats, the Working group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, the Asia Centre, 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.
Thailand plans to recognize Same-Sex Unions
While parts of Southeast Asia have vibrant LGBTQ communities, offering sanctuary to many, the absence of legal recognition for same-sex couples is a disparity. In 2024, hopes are high for a breakthrough as Thailand contemplates the passage of a same-sex marriage bill.
FNF Philippines Is Hiring A Communication Officer
The Philippines are hiring a communication officer. Come and join the team.
The Mobility Handbook for Local Governments in Asia 2023
The Mobility Handbook for Local Governments is a guidebook for local government units, development organizations, civil society organizations, advocacy groups, and individuals who are interested in transforming mobility in local communities.
German President visits Vietnam and Thailand
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier's visits to Vietnam and Thailand underscores Southeast Asia´s importance to Germany. With issues ranging from for trade, investment, tourism, renewable energy, electric vehicles and sustainable farming, the visits sparks anticipation for even more collaboration.
Revisiting How Board Games Can Revolutionize Civic Education
Read our article on how board games are transforming civic education. FNF Thailand are revisiting our first breakthrough game ‘SIM Democracy’ and the impact that this board game has globally.
A Lesson from Germany: Leadership for a Freer Future
Raina Salsabil from Students for Liberty participated in the last IAF Seminars in 2023 titled "Leadership for Young Leaders on 26 November to 8 December representing Indonesia. Click here to learn more about what she learned during the 2 weeks training in Gummersbach, Germany!
CALD and LI conduct joint election mission; celebrate DPP victory
The Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) and Liberal International (LI) conducted a joint election mission in Taiwan, celebrating the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) historic third consecutive term win in the presidential elections.