“Reclaiming safe spaces, restoring democracy and equity in Southeast Asia!”
JAKARTA WELCOMES YOU
We, Indonesia’s Civil Society Organizations, are honored and excited to welcome you to be part of this year’s ASEAN Civil Society Conference / ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF), which is going to be held on 1-3 September at Atma Jaya University, Jakarta. The theme of ACSC/APF 2023 is “Reclaiming safe spaces, restoring democracy and equity in Southeast Asia!” – this forum is a space to discuss and learn the situations of ASEAN and its member states through people’s lens and civil society’s perspectives, and co-create approaches as our collective contribution to develop the region to be more people-centered. Throughout the three-day program, we look forward to having active and inclusive participation of many civil society organizations, groups and individuals, learning from each other and building regional solidarity and movements. Join ACSC/APF 2023 to realize our dream to make ASEAN a better and safer place for everyone to live in!
ASEAN CIVIL SOCIETY CONFERENCE – ASEAN PEOPLES’ FORUM 2023
Amidst the current crises caused by social, economic, political, and climate crisis in the region and at global levels, more than 800 from a diverse civil society, ethnic minorities and groups, Indigenous Peoples, LGBTQIA+, Women, Persons with Disabilities, elderly, faith- based groups, migrant workers, informal workers, trade unions, farmers and fisherfolks, youths, human rights defenders, victims of land conflicts, victims of human right violations and people’s organizations of South East Asia gathered together in in-person and online participants gathered at Atma Jaya University, Jakarta, Indonesia from 1-3 September for the 2023 ACSC/APF, with the theme of ‘Reclaiming safe space, restoring democracy in Southeast Asia.