Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declarations of Human Rights provides the following:

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

Respect for universal human rights is at the heart of a healthy society that contributes positively to the peace and stability in the international community. Countries and people are becoming more intertwined and interdependent, and we can no longer cut ourselves off. What affects one country, affects us all. The most basic of our core values is a belief that the inhabitants of the world’s largest continent should have the right to freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and freedom from fear. Without these rights, no society can prosper in the long term, and without promoting compassion and respect for human dignity in Asia, peace in the international community can never be assured.

In advancing the cause of human rights, the Asia Vision Foundation works to promote rule of law and the just and equal treatment of all people. While working to promote cross-cultural understanding, openness, and dialogue, it is critical to provide support to victims of abuse and those who are on the front lines of conflict. By working with victims and leading NGOs we can help ensure that efforts to gain equal rights for all people in Asia and around the world remain peaceful and constructive.