The Southeast Asian Feminist Action Movement (SEAFAM)
Southeast Asia Feminist Action Network (SEAFAM) was initiated in August 2020 to build and strengthen feminist movements in Southeast Asia, with an initial focus on Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
These three countries are currently facing significant challenges in terms of democracy and human rights. These problems are marked by increasingly oppressive government regimes, increasing restrictions on freedom of speech and association, the rise of intolerant and ultra-conservative groups, the persecution of human rights defenders, and the high level of discrimination and violence against women (both cis and transwomen) and other marginalized groups.
Facing this situation, we need to build a movement of solidarity to support and strengthen feminist work across Southeast Asia.