Indonesia Performance at the 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Indonesia was re-elected as a UN Human Rights Council Member from 2015 to 2017. As a democratic country in ASEAN, Indonesia occupies an important position in the region. During the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council, Indonesia actively delivered statements on issues of concern to the country. It raised issues of migrant workers and responded to the report of the …

When in Roman Forum, Rome – Italy

This temple replaced the god’s original shrine, the Ara Saturni, visible under a roof opposite the steps. The remains of the temple date from the late third century AD, except for the plinth and the avant-corps, which are from late republican times. The avant-corps of the temple was hollow because it housed the aerarium, the treasure of the state. The base of column opposite is all that remains of the Miliarium Aureum, a column erected by Augustus to mark the point where all the roads of empire converged. Source: Roman Forum Guide Book.

📷 Astrid Maharani
📍 Temple of Saturn and the Capitoline Hill, Roman Forum, Rome – Italy

Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican Dome

I was struggling and need to step around 500 and more stairs to go to the Basilica San Pietro Dome to take this wonderful picture around the Vatican city. No regrets!

📷 Astrid Maharani
📍 Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican, Roma

Joint Statement: Indonesian CSO Regrets the Government’s Position on SOGI Resolution

[GENEVA, 30 JUNE 2016] Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) Indonesia and Arus Pelangi deeply regret to the vote against the resolution A/HRC/32/L.2/Rev.1 on “violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI)” which stated by the Indonesian Government, that has been adopted at the 32nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council,Geneva, Switzerland. The intention of the …

My 1st week live in Geneva, Switzerland

Day 1 – Arrival (Wednesday, June 15, 2016) Finally, after short dramatic which was happened 5 hours before I take off to Geneva. So here I am! Happy to be back in Geneva! It’s already 8 months since my last 24-hours visit on last October 2015. And now I am back in Geneva for 3-months. Yes. 3-months. This will be …

32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, and the Special Rapporteur on the right  to education Oral Statement Delivered by Astrid Maharani On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 17 June 2016 ** Oh, I was so proud to have this chance. …

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