The Post Pandemic Glocal Democracy;
Impact, Challenges, and Opportunities

May 19

Session Title 3.5. Democratization Movements in East Asia
Key Organizer Asia Democracy Network (ADN)
Date / Time  19 May 2021 / 14:00-15:50KST (GMT+9)
Modality / Language Virtual / English 
Objectives & Background
  • To contribute to strengthen the international solidarity actions and people’s struggle for democracy among partners of the May 18 Foundation through common assessment of the state, trends, challenges and threats to the democratization movement in East Asia 
Main Topics& Issues to be addressed
  • Update about the state and trends of people’s struggle for democracy in Asia – with focus on Hong Kong, Thailand and Myanmar
  • Assessment of the emerging challenges and threats to the democratization in Asia
  • Need for international solidarity and coordination among people’s movements and CSOs in Asia and beyond
  • Role of democratic governments in Asia and international organizations like the ASEAN, UN, etc.
  • International development cooperation EmergEmerging challenges to democracy movement in Asia
  • Role of the May 18 Foundation to support the democratization movement in Asia
Speakers
  • Moderator: Soo Yon Suh (Asia Democracy Network)
  • Speakers
    • Sunny Cheung (Activist)
    • Kornkanok Khumta (Activist)
    • Floreen Simon (PCIJ)
    • Chak Sopheap (CCHR)


Soo Yon Suh
Role in the Session Moderator
Position and Organizational Affiliation Asia Democracy Network, Program Manager
Nationality Korea
Sunny Cheung
Role in the Session Speaker
Position and Organizational Affiliation Activist
Nationality Hong Kong
Kornkanok Khumta
Role in the Session Speaker
Position and Organizational Affiliation Co-founder Feminist’s Liberation Front Thaialnd
Nationality Thaialnd
Floreen Simon
Role in the Session Speaker
Position and Organizational Affiliation Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Deputy Executive Director and Training Director
Nationality Philippines
Chak Sopheap
Role in the Session Speaker
Position and Organizational Affiliation Executive Director, Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)
Nationality Cambodia



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