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VIDEO: Civil Society in Asia 4: International Conference in Melbourne (part 2)

Speakers draw attention to the diverse ways in which civil society operates, the forms it takes, the approaches it embraces, and the effects it has.

VIDEO: Civil Society in Asia 4: International Conference in Melbourne (part 1)

Speakers draw attention to the diverse ways in which civil society operates, the forms it takes, the approaches it embraces, and the effects it has.

Protecting the environment from the US Military: Okinawan civil society actors and the barriers to change

  • Scott Musgrave-Takeda,

Opposition to US military bases in Japan is growing due to PFAS contamination and other environmental concerns.

Adapting to the ‘new normal’: Chinese NGOs during COVID-19

  • Di Wu,

China’s government is maintaining a state-dominant strategy over NGOs as it implements ‘zero-COVID’.

Contemporary politics in the Philippines shows how emotions can inform human rights advocacy

  • Syme de Leon,

Duterte has used emotion to his advantage, so how can human rights be articulated to resonate more?