8 December 2013
UDHR Article 19 “ Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. “
Freedom of Expression is important in any functional democracy.
Activists, Writers, Artists, Academics, Students, Politicians, and Professionals – need the space to speak, to express diverse views, to offer criticism, to ask questions, to be wrong and to be right – and as citizens we want a healthy media landscape and a robust Parliament.
Inclusivity. Multiplicity. Diversity.
An informed and engaged citizenry.
The right to freedom of expression is enshrined in our Constitution, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and even in the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration. Right of reply is crucial.
Limitations. Guidelines. Contempt.
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8 December 2013
The World has lost one of its brightest lights.
Nelson Mandela is a legend, a modern day hero.
Nelson Mandela’s testimony is to walk through life, holding close and unwaveringly, his beliefs.
Equality for everyone.
No discrimination at every turn.
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12 November 2013
December 10th is a special Day – IT IS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY.
It is a day for us to reflect, to ponder, to meditate on how well we are living with dignity and enabling others to live in dignity.
At MARUAH we have observed Human Rights Day every year. And always by asking people to participate. Because Human Rights is about how we interact with each other, how we treat people, and how we believe in a value system. Read the rest of this entry »
8 October 2013
MARUAH invites you to commemorate Universal Children’s Day by spending an afternoon considering the rights of the child in the Singapore education system.
Student debaters from Debate Association (Singapore) will be debate the responsibilities of the parents, schools and policy in the education and well-being of the child. Watch this space for the release of the hot topic motion.
The panel discussion will focus on the development of rights-based education policies including the right to quality education, the right to a child-friendly and healthy learning environment and the provision of a broad-based curriculum.
Join in the discussion with our panel of educators, parents and Adrian Tan- lawyer and author of the bestselling novels The Teenage Textbook and The Teenage Workbook. Read the rest of this entry »
5 October 2013
MARUAH invites you to a Public Consultation on ASEAN. This is an opportunity to become more familiar with ASEAN and its processes, to make a commitment to ASEAN for our own national interests for our community and the people in the region.
We are holding a consultation on the ASEAN Charter as Article 50 of the Charter stipulates that the Charter be reviewed 5 years after its entry into force. The Charter is the fundamental document, a governance code, a code of conduct if you like, in ASEAN. MARUAH believes that the review is necessary to improve and strengthen the regional group, its processes and institutions to serve the people of ASEAN better. Read the rest of this entry »
9 July 2013
MARUAH is celebrating Nelson Mandela. We are organising International Mandela Day to reiterate our commitment to the values that he has upheld.
Democracy, human rights, peace and being of service to the community – important values.
Please do come and celebrate with us. We hope many will also opt to express their thoughts and make this their event – to celebrate the life of a person who inspires.
Stand with us to take a pledge to uphold these values and to act on them.
Date: Thursday, 18th July (Nelson Mandela’s birthday)
Time: 7.30pm – 8.37pm; please try to come by 7.15pm
Venue: Marketing Institute of Singapore
410 North Bridge Road Singapore 188726 [map]
RSVP at our Facebook Event Page
4 June 2013
The blogging community – collectively called #FreeMyInternet will be organising a protest and online blackout next week against the new licensing requirements imposed by the Media Development Authority, which requires “online news sites” to put up a “performance bond” of $50,000 and “comply within 24 hours to MDA’s directions to remove content that is found to be in breach of content standards”.
To RSVP, visit the Facebook event page below.
20 April 2013
Join us at a public forum to discuss the recent SMRT strike, and its impact on human rights in Singapore.
Date & Time: 21 April 2013, 2.30pm
Location: conclave, 40 Tras Street [map]
RSVP at the Facebook event page here.
Seating is on a first come first serve basis and subject to capacity. Please arrive early for best seating.
Hosted by: Maruah Singapore, Think Centre, Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) & Workfair Singapore
19 November 2012
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international treaty that promotes and protects the rights of persons with all types of disabilities. It is important for all of us (disabled or able-bodied) to get together to support this discussion to foreground the importance of ratifying this international treaty in Singapore.
To join us for our discussion, please RSVP here.
Date: Sat 1 Dec 2012
Time: 9.45am to 2pm (light lunch provided)
Venue: Disabled People’s Association [map]
1 Jurong West Central 2
#04-01 Jurong Point Shopping Centre
3 July 2012
The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) is a document that is going to be very important to all of us in ASEAN, Singapore included. The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has been working at this document with their team of experts for almost a year. Come this November, the document will be handed over to the 10 Heads of State in ASEAN for it to be formally accepted as a document that governs how ASEAN will observe human rights. Read the rest of this entry »