HRMI News: Crowdfunding for East Asia Expansion

In the coming year we want to extend our expert survey to more countries in East and South East Asia, and we’re asking for help to make this possible. Will you join us in our work to measure what matters?

You can go straight to our Open Collective crowdfunding page to make a donation, or read on for more information.

We already produce powerful economic and social rights data for almost all these countries using a different methodology, but we only run our human rights survey, from which we produce civil and political rights scores, among other data, in two East Asian countries so far: Vietnam and South Korea.

Why East Asia?

The pandemic and other geopolitical considerations have drawn the world’s attention to this region, and we see a strong opportunity to build on this. An Asia expansion would be particularly impactful because of:

  • the diversity of the region, both in terms of income and human rights performance
  • the movements for democracy in Hong Kong, Thailand, and elsewhere
  • the success of East Asian countries in contain the spread of Covid-19
  • our ability to produce cross-nationally comparable data, before, during, and after governments have restricted people’s rights during the pandemic

[Read more about our reasoning, and our plans for expanding our work in East Asia.]

Would you like to join with us? Visit our Open Collective fundraising page during September 2020 to make our expanded work in Asia possible.

Thank you for your support of all kinds. For smaller or ongoing donations, you may also like to consider joining our Patreon.


'Together we can shine a light on human rights in Asia'


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