ASEAN Grassroots Peoples Assembly
What is the ASEAN Grassroots Peoples Assembly (AGPA)
AGPA is a four-day event bringing together 2000 activists and grassroots networks members from all around Cambodia and 200 grassroots activists and partners from the ASEAN region. AGPA will combine cultural celebration and exchange, workshops to analyse issues form a national and regional perspective and a final day of rally action to bring the issues and campaign for change to the attention of Cambodian and ASEAN leaders as well as to the national, regional and international media.
AGPA is being organized as a Cambodian process with the solidarity and involvement of our regional allies and partners in ASEAN. It is an event born from grassroots activists, groups and networks organizing and mobilizing in Cambodia in order to have their own voices and problems heard directly from themselves, not mediated through NGOs or platforms dominated by NGOs.
Goal of AGPA
To increase public awareness of ASEAN, trade and investment trends, human rights, the negative impacts of development as well as to expand democratic space so that the government and the international community are pressured and encouraged to ensure greater respect and enforcement of people’s human rights.
Objectives of AGPA
Target groups of AGPA
Direct Target Groups are:
Indirect Target Groups are:
Who is the Cambodian Cross-Sector Network
AGPA is being organized by the Cambodian Cross-Sector Networks which is a core group of grassroots organizations and organizers. These networks of people are farmers, fisher-folk, forestry activists, land activists, indigenous people, women issues activists, labour activists, sex workers, youth activists, anti-eviction activists, anti-capitalism activists, LGBT activists, artists, singers and more. In order to organise AGPA, the core group formed committees drawn from their participating networks, as well local and regional partners.
Cambodia civil society partners include – Action for Environment and Community (AEC), Building Community Voice (BCV), Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Strey Khmer.
Regional partners include – Focus on the Global South, Forum Asia (FA), Asia-Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW), South East Asian Committee for Advocacy (SEACA), Asia Monitoring Resource Centre (AMRC), International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH).
Who can be part of AGPA
Anyone who has the following values and principles can be part of us:
What are AGPA’s guiding principles