ASEAN today is deeply muddled by racial and religious issues. Racial and religious signifiers take precedence over other forms of self- and other- identifiers, signifying the deep-seated ethnic and religious identity consciousness among the people. Additionally, the increase in the number of groups championing their ethnic and religious superiority had led to the increase of hate, racial and religious discrimination against minority groups, who continue to experience the profound impacts of human rights violations.

Join us as we discuss this issue at the Racial Discrimination and Religious Extremism Convergence Space in the session titled: Racial and Religious Discrimination in ASEAN: A Need for a More Inclusive ASEAN.

This will be on November 5, 2020 (THURSDAY) at 13:30-15:30 Vietnam time GMT+7 (similar time as Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Indonesia); +1 hour in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Philippines; -30 minutes in Myanmar)

To join, for offline (Vietnam) and online (other countries) participants, kindly register at BOTH the links and to ensure that we can send you the e-link to join the meeting.

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This workshop is co-organized by Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia, Gusdurian Network Indonesia and Smile Education and Development Foundation, Myanmar.

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