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Human Asia Newsletter April 2017
 Human Asia (humanasia@humanasia.org)     2017년 05월 10일    167  
  
April 2017 HUMAN ASIA NEWS
April 2017/No.83
 

NEWS No. 1
New Staff of Human Asia 
Since last March, Park Jinsol joined Human Asia as the new Program Officer. Park Jinsol will be in charge of human rights clubs in middle & high schools as well as managing development projects.
"Hello, I am a new member of Human Asia, Park Jinsol. I am happy to work in Human Asia to promote Asian human rights. I had an internship in Human Asia four years ago, and carefully watched how this organization worked to enhance human rights in Asia. I wish to grow into a resourceful human rights activist during my employment"

 
 
 

NEWS No. 2
 "Songs of Hope from Chakma Children"
From April 12- 25, photographs taken in India (Arunachal Pradesh) by Mr. Cho Euihwan were exhibited at Gallery Now in Insa-dong. The photographs consisted of black-and-white pictures of SNEHA School and its students, and colorful photographs of Chakma people's everyday lives. All the exhibited pieces were for sale, and profits are going to be used to support SNEHA School infrastructure for quality education..  
 
 

NEWS No. 3
2017 11th Asia Human Rights Forum
On April 17-18, the 11th Human Rights Forum on 'Human Rights and Asian Corporate Leadership' took place at Regency Room, Grand Hyatt Seoul. The forum was co-organized by Human Asia, Korea University Human Rights Center, RAFTO Foundation for Human Rights and Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB). The forum aimed to bring corporates, scholars and civil society stakeholders together to share perspectives, challenges and devise ways to ensure greater business for human rights. Moreover, there were discussions on ways to systemize the practical implementation mechanisms that intergrate education and research to enhance the corporation capability in 'human rights-friendly business'.    
 
BOOK
 My Sister's Keeper
Written by Jodi Picoult/ Published by Atria Books (2004)
"They don't really pay attention to me, except when they need my blood or something. I wouldn't event be alive, if it wasn't for Kate being sick"
 
This book was written in 2004 by Jodi Picoult illustrates the main character Anna suing her parents to seek for medical emancipation. A child suing her parents is controversial itself, but considering the fact that she has undergone countless surgeries for herleukemic sister Kate and providing stem cells or bone marrow whenever Kate needs them, it is then understandable. Moreover, the story behind Anna's birth is also debatable, as she was born for a 'specific purpose,' her genes modified so that her umbilical cord could be used to save her sister. She consequently went through thirteen years of countless surgeries, eventually leading her to start questionig her identity as she did not seem to exist other than in relation to her sister's illness. Thus, was it ethically right for Anna to have been asked to donate parts of her own body repeatedly for thirteen years?.. 
MOVIE
  Human Harvest (Davids and Goliath)
2014/ Directed by Leon Lee/ Investigative work by Canadian Nobel Peace Prize nominees David Matas and David Kilgour
This engaging and award-winning documentary unearths a tale of horror stemming from accusations in China of their huge human organ-selling industry. The film begins with analysis of the numbers of rgans being harvest and sold in China, which had only officially been a part of the organ trade since 2010. David Matas, a renowned immigration and human rights lawyer, and David Kilgour, a Canadian politician, have spent much of their career in the last decade devoted to solving this 'gap' in China's organ trade.
The number of registered organ donors in China between 2010 and 2013 was close to 1,500, so the main portion of organs came from prisoners on death row. However, the filmmakers gathered much evidence to discover a horrifying truth. By explaining evidence found in calls to hospitals and clinics throughout China, interviews with patients who recieved the organs, and the incredibly fast wait-time for transplants to occur in China versus other industrialized countries, Kilgour and Matas come to the realization that many of the organs are actually being harvested from the Falun Gong community, a spiritual minority on China that has suffered intense discrimination and persecution for years. ... 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

  • The 2017 SSK International Conference (May 30)

 
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