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The 3rd Lecturer Workshop on Teaching Human Rights

8 – 11 July 2019 Institute of the Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Thailand The 3rd Lecturer Workshop on Teaching Human Rights was co-organized by the Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia (SHAPE-SEA) and the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University, […]

The Singapore Elderly and Healthcare Affordability

The growing population of people over 65 years of age in Singapore has drawn attention to the important issue of the affordability of healthcare for the elderly. Despite there being several healthcare schemes in place that enable access for the elderly, critical barriers to healthcare exist, including the rising healthcare costs and cases of catastrophic […]

Gender and Human Security: A Case Study of the Resettlement of Rotan Batu “Widow’s Village” in Narathiwat Province, Thailand

Gender and Human Security – Using a gender perspective on the peace and conflict situation in the South of Thailand, this research examines the case of the “widows’ village,” known as Baan Rotan Batu, which is located in Narathiwat province. The researcher finds that women in this village continue to experience serious challenges to their […]

Women and the ASEAN 2025: Locating the Gender and Human Rights Dimension of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)

This expository and feminist action research examines the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 through a gender and human rights lens, and details how the framework for inclusive regional economic integration is androcentric and exclusionary to the rights of communities and marginalized groups, particularly marginalized women who make up almost half of the ASEAN people. Arguing […]

Judicial Protection for a Religious Minority in Indonesia under the Shadow of the Blasphemy Law

The case of Tajul Muluk in Indonesia illustrates the problems of judicial protection for a religious minority when dealing with a blasphemy case. When applying blasphemy law in cases involving a religious minority, the court uses the exclusionary standard to examine the validity of the religion belonging to the minority group. As a consequence, however, […]

Children’s Rights in the Tourism Industry

Having both ratified the Convention of the Rights of the Child, Myanmar and Vietnam currently face challenges in tourism development with regards to children’s rights, particularly among child workers and on issues of child labor and sexual abuse. The lack of effective policies and gaps within the existing legal framework for the protection of children, […]

Evolving Higher Education Institutions to Fight Historical Revisionism

Filipino youth are currently at the forefront of fighting historical revisionism in the Philippines, particularly with regard to the subject of martial law under the Marcos regime. Filipino students interviewed in this study affirmed their trust in the credibility of their educational institutions, showing that universities constitute important sites to counter revisionist efforts to overlook […]

Rethinking Citizen’s Election Monitoring: A Means for Public Engagement in Political Processes and Civic Education in Indonesia

Civic engagement in electoral politics in Indonesia faces many challenges, including the lack of capacity among organizations working on these issues, public and technocratic preferences for a top-down approach to reform, and an overall lack of interest among citizens. However, the case of the Independent Committee for Election Monitoring (KIPP) has historically played an important […]

Interfaith-Based Student Community: A Strategic Religious Peacemaking and Deradicalization for Indonesian Youth

Amidst the rise of radicalism, interfaith-based student groups have formed in response as a way for youth to transform their perspectives and experiences through peace education, interfaith dialogue, and reconciliation. This study found that Muslim and Christian students who participated in Young Interfaith Peacemaker Community Indonesia (YIPCI) benefited from their interactions with each other through […]

Ivory Tower on Dirt: The Impacts of Regime Changes on Academic Freedom in Indonesian Universities

Regime changes in Indonesia from early independence in 1950 to the New Order period of 1980 have had significant impact on the practice of academic freedom in Indonesian universities. Under both the Sukarno and Suharto regimes, universities were used as sites for carrying out the leaders’ political objectives, resulting in great costs to the rights […]

Integrated Safety and Security Mechanism for Indonesian Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer (LBQ) Women and Transgender Men Activists

The Indonesian Constitution guarantees the promotion, protection and fulfillment of rights of their citizens regardless of their diverse identities, background and status. However, most of the Indonesian LBQ women and transgender men are not entitled to citizenship rights due to their identities as lesbian, bisexual, queer or transgender men. This is further affected by their […]

Use of Observational Documentary to Advocate Human Rights among Youth in Thailand and Myanmar: A Case Study of The Third Eye

Based on human right violation due to the construction of international deep-sea ports and special economic zones in Ban Banglamung, Thailand and Dawei, Myanmar, the observational documentary The Third Eye was selected as case study to explore two main points: The use of observational documentary as a tool to advocate human rights among youth of […]

Violation Against The Right To Environment And To Food In The Case Of The Development Of A Cement Factory In Pati District, Central Java, Indonesia

The issuance of an environmental permit for the development of a cement factory and the mining of limestones and clay stones in Pati District has threatened the environment and livelihood of farmers in 11 villages in the district. Pati’s Regent stands firmly by not revoking the permit, which signals the continuation of the development of […]

Surviving the Present, Imagining the Future: Narratives of Children Left Behind by the Philippine ‘War on Drugs

In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte initiated a ‘war on drugs’ (tokhang) in 2016 to address the drug problem. Widely criticized as a violation of human rights and as a war against the poor, tokhang led to thousands of violent drug-related killings, leaving behind orphaned children and families with intense psychological trauma, deepening poverty and […]

Children At-Risk of Statelessness and their Constraints to Citizenship

Statelessness exist around the world and is equally prevalent in Southeast Asia. According to UNHCR, Myanmar is listed as having the highest number of stateless persons at 938,000 in 2015, while Malaysia had 11,869 persons under UNHCR’s statelessness mandate. UNHCR Malaysia has said that this number does not include the number of stateless persons in […]

Death Penalty towards Alternative Human Sanctions: A Response to Drug Wars Movement in Indonesia

The Criminal Code and the Law on Narcotics are contradicting Indonesia’s Constitution and several international human rights covenants ratified by the Government of Indonesia. While the death penalty is still consistently imposed by the court’s decision, there are dissenting opinions by the judges involved. In addition, legal scholars, NGOs, and religious groups alike are increasingly […]

The Promise of Reconciliation: The Limits of Amnesty Law in Post-Conflict Aceh

Whilst amnesty laws can serve as solution to states in times of internal conflicts, they lack the ability to bring about sustainable peace and reconciliation. In the case of post-conflict Aceh, the amnesty law for former GAM combatants appears unable to work effectively in a context characterized by deeply embedded power-sharing issues. Researcher: Harison Citrawan […]

Towards a Framework for Analysing Human Rights Awareness among Undergraduate Students in Southeast Asia/ASEAN

Promoting human rights remains a major challenge in Southeast Asia/ASEAN. Despite this, a recent study showed that human rights awareness appears to be positive among the people of the region. This is especially the case for university students who believe that human rights are inherent in all human beings, and they have the duty to […]

Academic Networking and Collaborations

Teaching Collaboration | Expert Lectures | Lecture Tours Teaching Collaboration 28 August – 6 September 2017 Vietnam/Cambodia In the first of its kind, the Academic Partnerships and Public Advocacy (APPA) committee supported a teaching collaboration between the Faculty of Law and Public Affairs, Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (FLPA- PUC) and  School of Law, Vietnam National University (SL-VNU), […]

The Rights to Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities in Yangon, Myanmar

The study undertaken suggests that persons with disabilities in Myanmar continue to face major obstacles and discriminations, whether deliberate or not, regarding job opportunities available to them. Within the household, persons with disabilities being considered as ‘abnormal’ along with the stigma attached to it has resulted in depriving them of medical aids, at least until […]

Labor Rights Challenges in the Private and Small enterprises in Yangon, Myanmar

Currently, worker rights are not strongly protected in Myanmar: employers show no or little interest to follow the rules and regulations set by the government, the government is weak on enforcement, and laws and regulations related to labour have been found to be weak. During the democratic transition in Myanmar there were laws promulgated on […]

Call for Participants for the 3rd Lecturer Workshop on Teaching Human Rights

8 – 11 JULY 2019THAILAND SHAPE SEA is pleased to call for participants to the 3rd Lecturer Workshop on Teaching Human Rights in collaboration with Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand. The workshop will develop lecturer skills and knowledge for teaching human rights at the undergraduate and graduate level. Deadline for […]

The Right to Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities in Yangon, Myanmar: The Impact of Draft Law

Though Myanmar has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) on 7 December 2011, and established relevant domestic law, The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Law, in 2015, there still exists a gap between international standards and the protection of persons with disabilities in Myanmar. According to the First Myanmar National […]

Call for Concept Note Deadline: 28 February 2019

SHAPE-SEA Commissioned Research Project for 2019 Exploring the Nexus between Technologies and Human Rights: Opportunities and Challenges in ASEAN/Southeast Asia Throughout the world, technologies are increasingly changing ways in which individuals and societies interact, influence others, and enjoy rights and freedoms. We are said to be in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, “which is characterized by […]

GAINS of GENDER EQUALITY: Framing Discourses on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights Amidst Religious Resistance in Southeast Asia

An Inter-Movement Dialogue among Academics and CSOs from Southeast Asia 10-11 August 2018 Bangkok, Thailand Background The premise of this regional dialogue is that Southeast Asian societies are strengthened by practices of gender equality at the economic, political, and socio-cultural spheres. It is founded on the belief that while the advocacy for women’s rights is […]

Academic Freedom in Post New Order Indonesia

     

Addressing Inequalities for Peace and Justice

28 April 2018 Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah Addressing Inequalities for Peace and Justice was a two-day national seminar organized by the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. With a focus of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the seminar explored how more educators, researchers, policy makers and the NGO community can be made more […]

Call for Participants for the 2nd Lecturer Training on Teaching Human Rights

3 – 6 JULY 2018 THAILAND SHAPE SEA is pleased to call for participants to the 2nd Lecturer Training on Teaching Human Rights in collaboration with the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand. The training will develop lecturer skills and knowledge for teaching human rights at the undergraduate and graduate level. […]

The Outsiders’ Role for Peace in the South

6-7 December 2017 Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok The Outsiders’ Role for Peace in the South was a two day national seminar was a collaborative effort between Center for Social Development Studies (CSDS), Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University and Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University. It explored the roles of outsiders such as […]

Human Rights Based Approach(HRBA) to Education and Development

21- 22 November 2017 Souphanvoung University Luangprabang, Lao PDR Activity The two-day seminar titled “Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to Education and Development” was organized by the Faculty of Law and Political Science (FLP) at National University of Laos (NUOL). The National Seminar was hosted by the Souphanvoung University in Luangprabang in Lao PDR A […]

Regional Dialogue on Strengthening Women’s Rights Work in ASEAN: Alternatives for Regional Integration, Governance and Justice

7-8 November 2017 Quezon City, Philippines Activity Regional Dialogue on Strengthening Women’s Rights Work in ASEAN: Alternatives for Regional Integration, Governance and Justice was a two-day dialogue organized by the Women’s Legal Bureau (WLB) – a founding member of WEAVE. Weaving Women’s Voices in ASEAN, or “WEAVE”, a regional group of women’s organizations and advocates […]

Lecture Tour – Philippines to Cambodia

Lecture Tour by Ms. Lorna. Q. Israel Senior Lecturer – Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines 21- 27 October 2017 Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia Ms. Israel  delivered two lectures  at the Faculty of Law and Public Affairs (FLPA) and Faculty of Social Science and International Relations (FSSIR) and a public seminar under the broad title of […]

Expert Lectures by Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree

30 September – 1 October Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia Phnom Penh, Cambodia Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Lecturer, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, delivered two lectures – International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms and Human Rights Protection Mechanisms in ASEAN. The lectures were attended by the Master of Law 4th year students in the first ever […]

Teaching Collaboration

28 August – 6 September 2017 Vietnam/Cambodia In the first of its kind, the Academic Partnerships and Public Advocacy (APPA) committee supported a teaching collaboration between the Faculty of Law and Public Affairs, Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (FLPA- PUC) and  School of Law, Vietnam National University (SL-VNU), Hanoi. Prof. Phallack Kong, Ph.D. from FLPA-PUC and Lect. Huong […]

Survey for Academics in Southeast Asia

If you are an academic engaged in inter-disciplinary human rights and peace research and education at a Southeast Asian University we would like to hear from you! This survey is designed to create a database for academics in Southeast Asia active in human rights and peace issues in the region. Your information will enable us […]

Academic Research Training in Mahasarakham

9-11 June 2017 Mahasarakham, Thailand SHAPE-SEA has always been committed to tap potentials amongst academics, graduate students and research to accomplish studies related to human rights and/or peace issues in academically developing areas of ASEAN/Southeast Asia such as Lao PDR and the Northern and Northeastern Regions of Thailand. The Training was co-organised by the Institute […]

Voices of the Marginalized Groups: Lived experiences of LGBTI community members during ‘socialist’ Vietnam

Small grant (national project) – 12 months University Affiliation: Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University Research objectives  This research will attempt to answer questions of “How have the lived experiences of LGBTI community members who were born before 1970 contributed to the recent legal reform and policy change?” and “How and […]

Collective Memory of the Human Rights Violations during the Martial Law Among Young Educated Filipinos

Small Grants – One Year University Affiliation: Xavier University- Ateneo de Cagayan Research objectives  This study aims to provide thorough insight on the collective memory and memory-making mechanism of the human rights violations during the martial law period among young college-educated Filipinos. Significance of research  Studying human rights, how it can be protected and violations […]

Enabling Human Rights-Centered Approach in Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction in Tacloban City, Philippines

Small Research Grant – 250,000 THB (1 year) University Affiliation: University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College Research objectives To identify how human-rights based approaches are integrated in post-disaster housing reconstruction by different actors (NGO, State and Private Sector) in Tacloban City, Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. To identify the factors that facilitate and/or impede the application […]

Death Penalty towards Alternative Human Sanctions; Indonesia

Research Grant – One year ( February 2017-February 2018) University Affiliation:  University of Indonesia and University of  Mahendradatta, Indonesia Research objectives   To publish a policy paper which examines Indonesian recent approaches and context  on abolition of the death penalty on drugs war mitigation and the current criminal justice system, focusing on the death penalty, the context of […]

Assessing Supports to Promote Better Access to Education within Islamic Schools in a Conflict Zone-Ampor Muang Yala Province.

Medium grant ( Group )- 1 year University Affiliation: Fatoni University Research objectives The research objectives of this are aimed at accomplishing the following objectives: 1) Result in an empirical, data-based profile of a representative sample of ponok schools in the  Muslim-majority area  of Thailand identifying resources, services, and needs relevant to addressing human security […]

เปิดรับสมัคร/ Call for Participants (Closed)

การอบรมเชิงปฏิบัติการเรื่องสิทธิมนุษยชนและสันติภาพสำหรับนักวิชาการในสปป.ลาว และภาคเหนือและภาคตะวันออกเฉียงเหนือของไทย Research Workshop on Human Rights and Peace for Scholars in Lao PDR and Northern and Northeastern Regions of Thailand 9–11 มิถุนายน 2560 จังหวัดมหาสารคาม  9–11 June 2017  Mahasarakham, Northeastern Region of Thailand จัดโดย Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research & Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia ( SHAPE–SEA) สถาบันสิทธิมนุษยชนและสันติศึกษา มหาวิทยาลัยมหิดล และวิทยาลัยการเมือง มหาวิทยาลัยมหาสารคาม รายละเอียดข้อมูล http://shapesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Mahasarkham-Training-Call-Thai.pdf Detailed information […]

Academic Research Training in Timor Leste

3-4 April 2017 Timor Leste SHAPE-SEA held its first ever activity in one of the world’s youngest nations. Timor Leste is considered as an academically emerging country with promising opportunities for its scholars, researchers and students to produce studies on the human rights and/or peace situation in their country. The Research Training was organised in […]

National Seminar in Indonesia – Human Rights and Eco-Social Justice

THE 3RD SEPAHAM NATIONAL CONFERENCE Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia 1-2 March 2017 SHAPE-SEA supported the 3rd SEPAHAM National Conference titled Human Rights and Eco-Social Justice. Human Rights and Eco-Social Justice is quite relevant to Indonesian context, which has many human rights abuses in relation to corruption, excessive exploitation of natural resources, and impunity. To address the […]

Lecturer Workshop on Teaching Human Rights

29 March – 1 April 2017 Institute of the Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Thailand The main objective of the workshop was to develop lecturer skills and knowledge for teaching human rights at the undergraduate and graduate level.   The four-day workshop was attended by 28 lecturers comprising of 26 […]

Academic Research Grants Training 2017

24-26 February 2017 Bangkok, Thailand The Academic Research Training on Human Rights and Peace for Research Grants Programme 2017 covered a wide range of modules in pursuit of strengthening skills and knowledge of RGP 2017 grantees on human rights and peace research. 18 lead researchers, who came from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and […]

Call for Participants for Academic Research Training in Timor Leste (Closed)

Please see information at http://shapesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/CALL-FOR-PARTICIPANTS-TIMOR-LESTE-Latest.pdf Kindly download form at http://shapesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Application-Form-SHAPE-SEA-Timor-Leste-Latest.docx Please send completed form to Joel Mark Barredo at joel.shapesea@gmail.com. APPLY NOW UNTIL 17 MARCH 2017!   

Miriam College – Department of International Studies, Quezon City, Philippines The Miriam College Department of International Studies in partnership with the UP Institute of Human Rights and the Ateneo Center for Human Rights, launched a national symposium entitled “Peace, Human Rights and Development in a State of Lawlessness: An Interchange among Scholars and Advocates”. The […]

Call for Participants for Lecturer Training on Teaching Human Rights (Closed)

29 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2017 THAILAND SHAPE SEA is pleased to call for participants to the Lecturer Training on Teaching Human Rights in collaboration with Mahidol University, Thailand. The training will develop lecturer skills and knowledge for teaching human rights at the undergraduate and graduate level. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM: http://shapesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Application-form-Lecturer-training-on-HR-final.docx Deadline for Application 23 February […]

Lecture Tour by Dr. Herlambang P. Wiratraman to Vietnam (16- 20 January 2017)

SHAPE-SEA is committed to building a community of lecturers, researchers and scholars with varied experiences committed to the strengthening human rights and peace research and education in Southeast Asia. Our commitment is visible through the various activities undertaken by SHAPE-SEA as a program through research, education, academic partnership and public advocacy and publications. Lecture Tours […]

Lecture Tour by Dr. Giao Vu Cong

Dr. Giao Vu Cong Vice  Director – Institute  of  Public  Policy  and  Law,  Vietnam  National  University,  Hanoi 28  Nov  –  2  Dec  2016 Dr.  Giao  shared  knowledge  about  corruption,  transparency   and  freedom  of  expression  to  students  of  Law  Faculty  from   University  Surabaya,  Airlangga  University  and   Muhammadiyah  University  of  Surabaya.  Dr.  Giao  also […]

Lecture Tour by Dr. Azmi Sharom

Dr.  Azmi  Sharom   Associate  Professor Faculty  of  Law, University  of  Malaya   Kuala  Lumpur,  Malaysia 4-­‐9  Dec  2016 Dr.  Sharom  shared  his  expertise  in  human rights, rule of law, Malaysian Constitution, and the Freedom of Expression and Press through  lectures  and  a  public  seminar.  He  exposed   stakeholders,  especially  students and academics  to  human […]

Lecture Tours

Lecture Tours – Vietnam to Indonesia (28 Nov- 2 Dec 2016) – Malaysia to Indonesia (5- 9 December 2016) – Indonesia to Vietnam (16- 20 January 2017) – Philippines to Cambodia (21 October- 27 October 2017)

Reclaiming Lost Ground

10-12 October, 2016 Bangkok Thailand Reclaiming Lost Ground – SEAHRN’s Fourth International Conference on Human Rights and Peace and Conflict in Southeast Asia was a two and a half day conference. The conference was a convergence of  almost 330  academics, researchers, human rights activities, members of the civil society, and representatives of the funding and hosting […]

Press Statement by SEAHRN on the 4th International Conference on Human Rights and Peace and Conflict in Southeast Asia

Reclaiming Lost Ground in Human Rights and Peace in Southeast Asia  The Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN) is proud to announce that we are conducting our Fourth International Conference on Human Rights and Peace & Conflict in Southeast Asia on 10-12 October 2016 at The Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. The SEAHRN conference is […]

The Research Committee

The work of the Research Grants Committee includes the Research Grants Program, Academic Research Training for Grant recipients and Academic Research Training for non-grantees. RESEARCH GRANTS One of the main objectives of the program is to increase the number of people able to research, and the number of research products, on peace and human rights […]

The Education Committee

The Education Committee is invested in Academic Resource Development and Capacity Development of teaching faculty to strengthen teaching materials and teaching capacities of both human rights and peace issues in Southeast Asia. ACADEMIC RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT Academic Resources: Publication and distribution of An Introduction to Human Rights in Southeast Asia Volume 2. The Human Rights in […]

Right to Education of Muslim Transgender: A Case Study of Pesantren Waria Senin-Kamis, Indonesia

Ph.D. – Small Grant (1 Year) University Affiliation: Thammasat University, Thailand Research objectives: To understand the Islamic jurisprudence on the right to education of transgender. To unveil the compatibilities of ASEAN Human Rights mechanism in promoting right to education of transgender. Significance of research Theoretical Contribution: The issue of the right to education of Muslim […]

The APPA Committee

Academic Partnerships and Public Advocacy (APPA) Committee The APPA Committee bridges the gap between academic research/partnerships  and stakeholders beyond the academe through public advocacy.  It focuses its work on: Academic Partnerships: Conducts individual and institutional level activities to promote academic partnerships.At the individual level the committee organizes activities under the Academic Networking and Collaboration umbrella, […]

Workshop on Teaching Human Rights Law at University, Yangon

The workshop was held during 25th to 27th July 2016 in Yangon, Myanmar. It brought 30 participants, lecturers and professors of law from all over the country who have the potential and expertise to create legal courses that focus on human rights education at universities. The workshop was sponsored by Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. […]

Constructing an Integrated Framework for Analysing Human Rights Awareness Among University Students in Malaysia and Thailand

REGIONAL GRANT –  2 years (2016-2018)  University Affiliation: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia;  Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand;  Universiti Malaysia Saraak, Malaysia. Research Objectives: To examine human rights awareness among university students in Malaysia and Thailand (particularly those studying in our respective institutions) and using our analysis of their awareness to develop a framework that can be used to […]

Call for SHAPE-SEA Research Awards (Closed)

SHAPE-SEA Research Awards  will serve  as recognition to acknowledge the good work being done in this field and in this way encourage researchers to continue with their endeavours. The award would also play the role of publicising excellent research not just to the academic and civil society communities but also to the public at large […]

Cross-border Women Migrant Workers’ Housing Rights: A Comparative Case Study of Cambodia and Thailand

REGIONAL GRANT University Affiliation: Pannasastra University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Length of research: March 2016 – February 2017 Research objectives: This study assesses and explores migrant workers housing conditions and housing rights in Cambodia and Thailand, and the factors that determine their housing security. Specifically, it will (1) […]

Gender and Involuntary Resettlement in the Context of an Ethnic Minority Group: A Case Study in Song Bung 4 hydropower Project in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

 Master Thesis Grant University Affiliation: Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand Research objectives: The objective of this research is to analyze how gender inclusive was the involuntary resettlement process of the ethnic minority communities in the SB4HP, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. Significance of research: The study brings actual voices of women and men in an […]

The challenges in the political participation of the Taoi women and Cotu women in ThuaThienHue Province of Vietnam

SMALL GRANT Length of research: 12 months Research objectives: The  reseach  to  identify  the  overall  picture  of  the  equal  status  of  women’s  ethnic minnorities: Taoi and Cotu in Thuathienhue province of Vietnam in the field of political participation and decision of social problems. To identify the factors which are affecting the promotion of gender equality between […]

Polling for Peace in Southern Thailand

 Small Grant University Affiliation: Prince of Songkla University Length of research: 1 year Research objectives: To study the process of the peace poll in southern Thailand; and to study the peace poll lessons from other cases that might be applied to the peace process in southern Thailand. Significance of research (relevance to SHAPE SEA objectives and research): […]

Call for Concept Notes for Research Grants Programme 2017 (Closed)

Research Grant FAQs

What are SHAPE-SEA’s Five Research Themes?  Your proposed research must cover at least of the following themes: ASEAN and Human Rights Business Accountability Peace and Security Governance and Justice Academic Freedom Who are eligible to apply for the grants? Academics and researchers affiliated with an academic institution or a university-based organisation based in Southeast Asia […]

Academic Research Training in Cambodia

26-27 June 2016 Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia The main objective of the activity was to understand the components of a good concept note to encourage students to apply for SHAPE-SEA grants for 2016. The activity was target at students in the Master and the PhD program and academics interested in human rights and peace research. […]

The Fourth International Conference on Human Rights and Peace and Conflict  in Southeast Asia Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand 10-12 October, 2016 Register at http://seahrn.net/events/the-fourth-international-conference-on-human-rights-and-peace-conflict-in-southeast-asia Registration will close September 18, 2016 at midnight In-person registration will commence October 9, 2016 at Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok For queries and information, please contact Joel Mark Barredo at seahrncon@gmail.com

Funders

The SHAPE-SEA program focuses on four streams – Research , Education, Academic Partnerships and Public Advocacy and Publications. Launched in 2015, the SHAPE-SEA program is funded by the: Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR).

Academic Research Grants Training 2016

7-8 March 2016 Bangkok, Thailand The Academic Research Training for Research Grants Programme 2016 covered a wide range of modules in pursuit of strengthening skills and knowledge of RGP 2016 grantees on human rights and peace research.  The modules included rights-based methodologies, research analytical frameworks (Feminist, Critical Legal Theories and Action Research), programme management, and finance management.  Researchers […]

SHAPE-SEA Program

Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia (SHAPE-SEA) Background Launched in February 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand, SHAPE-SEA is a collaboration between two academic networks based in Southeast Asia: AUN-HRE (30 member universities) and SEAHRN (22 members) Overall Aim: To contribute to the improvement of the human rights and peace situation in ASEAN/ […]

National Seminar on Freedom and Constitutionalism, Indonesia

7-8 December, 2015 Centre for Human Rights Law Studies (HRLS) Faculty of Law Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia SEPAHAM Indonesia or Indonesian Consortium for Human Rights Lecturer was established by some Indonesian human rights scholars in 2010. The two days covered various kinds of human rights discourses in dealing with freedom issues, which are focused on 5 issues: Religious Freedom, Academic Freedom, Freedom […]

National Seminar in Vietnam

18 November, 2015. Hanoi School of Law, Vietnam National University, Vietnam   Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree presented the principles of Human Rights Based Approach to Research and Education. The seminar was attended by students, new researchers, academics,members of civil society and in the case of Hanoi, the outreach activity was attended by policy makers from the local […]

National Seminar on Human Rights in Malaysia

22 October 2015 Human Rights Research Group of the Faculty of Law (HHRG), University of Malaya The HRRG is committed to promoting greater awareness of human rights issues across the board, carrying out impactful research projects and facilitating the carrying out of such activities with partners and collaborators from both within and without the country. […]

National Seminars

Activity National Seminars are hosted and organized by member universities from the two networks – AUN – HRE and SEAHRN. National Seminars are platforms for academic research dissemination on national issues (human rights and/or peace) in national languages. A two day seminar, National Seminars target diverse stakeholders – academe, CSOs, government and media. Since its […]

Call for Proposals

Trouble in Paradise? Analyzing the Effects of International Low-Skilled Migration on Local Workers: A Study of Koh Phi Phi, Krabi Province, Thailand

Master’s Thesis Research Grant – COMPLETED University Affiliation: IHRP, Mahidol University Length of research: Six months (July 2015 to January 2016) Research objectives The objectives of this research are to understand what possible effects low-skilled labor migration has had on the Thai work force and labor market on Koh Phi Phi, as well as other possible socio-cultural […]

Criminal Justice System: The Factors Undermining the Right to a Fair Trial in Myanmar’s Armed Conflict Region (Kachin State)

 PhD Thesis Grant – COMPLETED University Affiliation: Mahidol University Length of research: 12 months period Research objectives: To improve human rights and criminal justice system in Myanmar Significance of research The present study will provide greater understanding about the judicial proceedings in the courts of Myanmar especially in the armed conflict areas and will also examine whether human […]

Seeking “Arenas of Justice” on Transboundary Rivers: A Rights-Based Approach to the Food-Water-Energy Nexus on the Salween and Mekong Rivers

Small Grant  University Affiliation: Center for Social Development Studies, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Length of research: 1 year Research objectives: This research addresses the question: “How can a “nexused rights-based approach” to water governance on transboundary rivers further the protection of the human rights of riparian communities in Southeast Asia beyond existing water governance based […]

Southeast Asia National Human Rights Institutions: Extending ASEAN Norms

 MEDIUM GRANT University Affiliation: University of Malaya Length of research: 2 years (1 July 2015 – 30 June 2017) Research objectives 1. To explore key normative and conceptual struggles surrounding Southeast Asia NHRIs’ engagement in human rights. 2. To explain how these NHRIs could bridge the domestic to international systems of human rights protection regardless of […]

The Right to Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities in Yangon, Myanmar

MEDIUM GRANT University Affiliation :Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University Length of research : Thesis for MA program Research objectives 1. To identify the main barriers for the persons with disabilities while they are applying for the decent work positions of their choice. 2. To analysis the protection of the rights of persons with […]

Academic Research Grants Training 2015

8-10 August, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand The Academic Research Training for Research Grants Programme 2015 covered a wide range of      modules in pursuit of strengthening skills and knowledge of RGP 2015 grantees on human rights and peace research.The modules included rights-based methodologies, research analytical frameworks (Feminist and Critical Legal Theories), and project management.  Profiles of these […]

The Official Project Launch: Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia (SHAPE-SEA).

4 February 2015 – the Swedish Government and Mahidol University, representing the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), signed an agreement on launching “Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and  Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia” Project at Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. After the document had been signed, the parties joined the forum “SHAPE, SHAPING […]

Bangkok post writes about SHAPE-SEA program

Read more under the link below: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/467622/scholars-urge-unis-to-focus-on-rights

SHAPE SEA Publications

AuthorAll authorsElmer Dante (54)SHAPE SEA (1)University All universities Ateneo de Manila University Ateneo Human Rights Center, Ateneo Law School Burapha University Center for Human Rights Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies, University of Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh Center for Southeast Asia Social Studies, University of Gadjah Mada Center for [...]

Roadshows

Each year research work in progress will be presented at national seminars (2015, 2017), alternating with the International Conference on Human Rights and Peace in Southeast Asia (2016, 2018). The presentation allows for broad stakeholder engagement with the research results and to enable feedback on research findings. The presentations will take on two formats: National […]

The Publication Committee

An annual Southeast Asia Human Rights and Peace Outlook, which details how SEA states and ASEAN are meeting their commitments to human rights and peace.   Human Rights Outlook in Southeast Asia 2014-2015 Human Rights Outlook in Southeast Asia 2016 (Coming soon) Human Rights Outlook in Southeast Asia 2017 (Coming soon) The output of the […]

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SHAPE-SEA Research Award

“SHAPE-SEA Research Award” is an award in recognition of excellence in research in the field of human rights and peace in SEA and will be granted annually from 2016-2018. The purpose of this award is to raise the profile of human rights and peace research and act as an incentive to encourage students and activists […]

The Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN)

The Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN) was set up to complement the works of AUN and also to implement activities that are beyond the ambit of AUN-HRE. SEAHRN has been actively working on promoting human rights education and research since it was established in 2009. The SEAHRN is a consortium of 22 university-based […]

ASEAN University Network – Human Rights Education (AUN-HRE)

The ASEAN University Network – Human Rights Education (AUN -HRE)  consists of 30 member-universities in ASEAN  and will implement the objectives of the program. In the ASEAN University Network Board of Trustees (AUN-BOT) Meeting held between 28-29 July, 2009, the Board approved the establishment of the new sub-network called Human Rights Education Network. The main […]

Who we are?

Programme Management Team AUN-HREN Convenor and Chair of the Programme: Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree SEAHRN Convener: Ma. Ngina Teresa V. Chan-Gonzaga Research Committee Chair: Dr. Patricia Rinwigati Waagstein (Profile coming soon) Education Committee Chair: Dr. Mike Hayes Academic Partnership and Public Advocacy Committee Chair: Ma. Teresa Casal de Vela (Profile coming soon) Publications Committee Chair: Dr. Azmi Sharom Secretariat Director […]

Host- Mahidol University, Thailand

The Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) is the result of a recent merger between Mahidol University’s Center for Human Rights Studies and Social Development (est. 1998) and the Research Center for Peacebuilding (est. 2004). IHRP is uniquely interdisciplinary and is redefining the fields of peace, conflict, justice and human rights studies, in […]