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Access To Information: Empowering Citizens and Shaping Democracy

On this International Day for Universal Access to Information, we fight for the fundamental right that is Acess to Information! In Southeast Asia, this right is too often violated by governments who choose to deny their citizens access to information to strengthen their control over them and impose authoritarian regimes that leave no place for freedom.

Besides, the current global health crisis was used by Southeast Asian governments to further restrict their citizens’ right to information, implementing COVID-19-related laws to prevent their citizens from being properly informed about the pandemic.

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Founded in 2017, Manushya Foundation serves as a bridge to engage, mobilise, and empower agents of change by: connecting humans through inclusive coalition building and; by developing strategies focused at placing local communities’ voices in the centre of human rights advocacy and domestic implementation of international human rights obligations and standards.


Manushya Foundation strengthens the solidarity and capacity of communities and grassroots to ensure they can constructively raise their own concerns and provide solutions in order to improve their livelihoods and the human rights situation on the ground.

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