Changrok Soh

President, Human Asia

Asia is the world’s largest continent with around four billion people, or about 60 percent of the world’s population, residing in its forty-eighty countries. It is also a place where an extremely wide variety of ethnic groups, religions, and cultures come together to live. While Asia ranks second after Europe in terms of strong economies, many people continue to suffer in extreme poverty.

With this huge gap between the rich and the poor, Asia is home to the greatest number of impoverished people in the world. Moreover, various human rights issues persist throughout Asia, including civil wars, religious conflicts, human trafficking, forced labour, sexual exploitation, sexual discrimination, caste systems, and refugee and immigrant issues.

Founded in January 2006, Human Asia strives to establish a regional human rights protection system, a type of system that is lacking only in Asia, and to realise the peaceful coexistence of the diverse cultures of Asia. In order to improve human rights in Asia, Human Asia carries out human rights advocacy activities and campaigns, organises field activities with humanitarian aid, coordinates educational and training programs to nurture young human rights activists, and publishes human rights reports.

We will continue to devote ourselves to create an ‘open and human-oriented Asia’ free from any kind of discrimination, as stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We ask for your active participation and support in building a better and brighter Human Asia. Let us spread the light of human rights across Asia!


Human Asia is committed to creating a holistic and inclusive Asia where anyone and everyone can live without discrimination.

We strive to realise a human rights-based approach to development cooperation and conduct specialised advocacy activities for the promotion and protection of human rights in Asia.

By transcending social concepts based on borders, ethnicity and politics, we work towards making the peaceful and progressive world envisioned in the UDHR through human rights advocacy and human rights based development projects.



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