Showing posts from January, 2011

JUSTICE FOR SISTERS Fundraising Concert

Great news! There will be another justice for sisters fundraiser at MAP KL this Feb 12 at MAP KL. 
Justice for Sisters is a grassroots campaign organised by concerned members of the public to raise public awareness about issues surrounding violence and persecution against the Mak Nyah (transgender) community in Malaysia. The campaign also aims to raise funds amounting to RM60,000 to finance court cases that have been brought up against transgenders who have been charged in syariah court.
All proceeds will be channeled to the Justice for Sisters Fund.

JUSTICE FOR SISTERS Fundraising Concert Date: Saturday February 12, 2011 Time: 2pm – 10pm Venue: Black Box, MAP KL Admission: Show 1 (2pm – 4pm) RM 10 by donation Show 2 (5pm – 7pm) RM 15 by donation Show 3 (8pm – 10 pm) RM 15 by donation

Featuring: chi too, Buka Kolektif, DUNG, Dara Othman, Davina Goh, Elaine Foster, Ferns , Furniture, Furious George feat Operasi Sabu (George Wielgus, Faisal and Kuning), Illya Sumanto, Kathleen Choo, KG, Krisis Halu…

Sangram: Sex Worker Organizing in India

Malaysia caning 'epidemic' violates international law


Abuse in the Name of Treatment - Drug Detention Centers in Asia

In Asia hundreds of thousands of drug users are detained under inhumane circumstances in compulsory rehabilitation centers. HCLU's short film is about these centers.

For more information visit:

A Rights-Based Perspective on Improving the Lives of People in the Sex Industry


"To improve the lives of all people in the sex industry, including women, men, and transgender women, we need to have a vision of what the ideal would be. And even though it seems like a somewhat fantastical and out of reach exercise, I think it's important to dream of a better future for sex workers. Ideal conditions for sex workers would recognize and protect their human rights and dignity. 

For me, a positive future for sex workers would have two different dimensions: economic justice and bodily autonomy. In a better world, people would be able to freely choose how they make a living and with whom they choose to share their sexual selves."

- Audacia Ray

Clean Needles Save Lives - Needle Exchange in the US

This is a movie about how needle exchange helps to protect communities from death and disease. 

HCLU made it in cooperation with the Harm Reduction Coalition - to learn more, go to their website:

Rohingya's Right to Education in Malaysia

The Rohingya are a Muslim Ethnic group of the Northern Rakhine State of Western Burma who fled what Amnesty International has called human rights violations since the 1970s. In order to escape discrimination and racist attacks many have taken refuge in jungles and abandoned places.

However, Rohingya children cannot enrol in local schools because Malaysian law does not recognise their refugee status. The UNHCR has set up several small community schools which try to give these children a proper and structured education.

As far as the Malaysian Government is concerned, there are no refugees in Malaysia - the law does not recognize asylum seekers and refugees - instead they are treated as "illegal immigrants" 

This is completely outrageous! 

Is society so complacent and uncaring?

What does it mean to be free? WMD by @akrockefeller

We don't possess WMDs, barely any modern weapons to speak of, instead, we have to use KULTUR as our weapon of mass destruction. We are growing in number as we speak, getting stronger, richer, more wise and powerful, openly, honestly, without fear of remorse, or repercussion. What does it mean to be free? Let's see for ourselves.


Save the people and forests of Papua

The documentary explains the multidimensional impacts of the gaharu trade on the environment and indigenous Auwyu dan Wiyaghar, in Assue District, Mappi, in the South of Papua Province. The film then explores the new hopes that emerged with the deployment of a government fact finding team to resolve the issues, which produced some solutions, suggestions, and reduced disagreement.

video informationproduced bySKP KAMdirected byAndre Rimbayana

Disability Rights Movement in the U.S. (video)


Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up

I've been awfully quiet, simply because I'm not really a blog-person. Anyway, to start out the new year, lets have Bob Marley share his views on human rights and self-advocacy.