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East and Southeast Asia are changing rapidly. Around the region, new nonprofit organizations are springing up to address urgent health issues, such as the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

To survive and thrive, this first generation of pioneering activists needs basic skills: strategic planning, budgeting, and staff and volunteer management. They also need the ability to document local rights issues and to advocate effectively with local officials, international donors and the United Nations.

Asia Catalyst has a rigorous and systematic approach to coaching local groups in basic survival skills. We work with our local partners one-on-one, in their offices, using tools we have developed that fit their needs. Click here to learn more.


NEW REPORT: "Custody and Education": Arbitrary Detention for Female Sex Workers in China
(Beijing, December 10, 2013) The Chinese government is arbitrarily detaining sex workers through a flawed government policy purportedly aimed at education and rehabilitation, Asia Catalyst said in a new report released today. The report, "Custody and Education": Arbitrary Detention for Female Sex Workers in China, documents excessive use of force by police in the detention of female sex workers, as well as the women's subsequent incarceration in the little-known "Custody and Education" system.
Read the press statement and access the report here.