Who we are

Asia Catalyst builds strong civil society and advances the right to health for marginalized groups in Asia. We train community-based organizations (CBOs) to meet high standards of effective and democratic governance, to establish a stable foundation for future growth, and to conduct rigorous human rights research and advocacy. We are an independent organization  that places the needs of marginalized communities at the center of national, regional, and international policy making.

Across Asia, marginalized communities face serious challenges in accessing and protecting a broad array of human rights. They are often without the skills or resources to address systemic or acute abuses. Asia Catalyst addresses these challenges through rigorous and tailored capacity building, research, and advocacy support to emerging civil society leaders and organizations in the region.