During the past year, we have witnessed significant progress in strengthening the movement for truth, justice, and accountability in the Asia Pacific region. The hard-fought elements of positive change, however, stand in contrast to many challenges.

Despite those challenges the demand for accountability and justice continues to spread. Development and prosperity cannot be achieved without accountability that depends on transparency, truth, and justice.

Our partners are integral parts of those struggles, not sporadically or parachuting in and out from afar, but every day of the year. On average, AJAR held more than three trainings and workshops every week during the past year, with almost 7,000 participants. We give a special thanks to the hundreds of victims of human rights violations who have attended our activities during the past year, honouring us by sharing their experiences, inspiring and teaching us about courage and hope.