Asia Pacific Regional Office
The Asia Pacific Regional Office aims to promote and bolster human rights, and expand inclusive democratic space.
The regional office takes a lead in several Asia-wide initiatives, while incubating new work and coordinating international advocacy efforts. We support an array of national and regional civil society organizations, activists, and community groups, working in three major sub-regions: East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
Our East Asia work focuses on shoring up civic activism, exposing abuses, and supporting those who support the rights of disadvantaged communities.
In South Asia, our work supports civic engagement around policy and institutional reforms for good governance and public accountability, efforts to promote rule of law and access to justice, and initiatives to diversify funding infrastructure and an enabling environment for civil society aligned with open society values.
In Southeast Asia, our work touches a wide range of countries and focuses on issues such as inclusive development, human rights, democratic participation in adverse contexts, and strengthening regional institutions.
Our regional work addresses cross-border issues and movement building for marginalized groups through learning, exchanges, and skill building.