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Asia Justice and Rights


Issue AreaCivil Society

Amount NeededGeneral Support Needed

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Working for greater accountability through innovative programing in Asia Pacific

Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) is a regional non-profit, non-governmental organization working to strengthen accountability and respect for human rights in the Asia-Pacific region.  Its work focuses on countries involved in transition from a context of mass human rights violations to democracy. AJAR strives to increase the capacity of local and national actors in the fight against impunity, and to contribute to building cultures based on accountability, justice, and the willingness to learn from the root causes of mass human rights violations. AJAR’s work is carried out across the following four building blocks:

– engaging policy makers and legislators in research, comparative studies, policy papers, and briefs;
– building social capital by nurturing south-south linkages and maintaining networks at local, national, and international levels;
– developing the capacity of actors by conducting trainings, workshops, group discussions, exchanges, and internships; and
– promoting awareness and understanding by producing television series, music concerts, newspaper articles, social media contributions, and exhibitions.

AJAR has country level programs in Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Myanmar, and Bangladesh.  In addition, it has a regional program encompassing Southeast Asia, parts of Oceania, and broader Asia.

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