[Press Release] Indigenous communities and civil society groups challenge big business and ASEAN on CSR Framework; calls for greater corporate accountability

Amidst the current worldwide economic crisis and the growing resentment against the so-called corporate greed, representatives of civil society groups and indigenous communities from Southeast Asia expressed their concerns over the wanton disregard by big businesses of the human rights of indigenous peoples, migrant workers and other marginalized groups. In a public forum on corporate…

[Press Release] Transpinay human rights defender in two-day training with Bumese transgender advocates

Changmai, Thailand — Naomi Fontanos, Chairwoman of the Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP), the pioneer human rights advocacy organization of transpinays (transgender/transsexual Filipinas), is in Changmai, Thailand to facilitate a two-day training workshop on transactivism among transgender advocates from Burma. The 2nd Burmese Transgender and Transsexual Human Rights Training Workshop  on 20-25…

[Press Release] Labor NGO hails SC ruling on Luisita – CTUHR

Labor NGO, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) hailed the Supreme Court’s unanimous vote in favor of total land distribution of the 4914.15-hectare Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) to more than 6,000 farmer-beneficiaries saying that the decision released on Wednesday is a ‘dramatic victory’ for HLI farmers in their protracted struggle for land and…

[Statement] Dakila statement on violence against women

DAKILA STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN November 25, 2011 For many years, women have fought for gender equality and their rightful place in society. And in the past decade or so, it has been said that women have gained leverage from where they stood half a century ago. Today, there are more women presidents leading…

[From the web] Top UN officials highlight youth leadership in ending violence against women- www.un.org

Source: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=40494&Cr=violence+against+women&Cr1= 23 November 2011 – Top United Nations officials today called for engaging all of society, and especially young people, to end violence against women, a scourge that spans the globe and takes many forms, including rape, domestic violence and harassment at work. “Whether in developing or developed countries, the pervasiveness of this unacceptable…

[Press Release] Don’t railroad climate talks, climate justice activists told United States, Annex I parties

MANILA, Philippines – Days before the 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) and the 7th Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP7) in Durban, South Africa, around 800 activists here massed in front of the United States embassy protesting US officials’ attempts to railroad climate talks and demand accountability from the world’s industrialized countries for…

[Event] An Online Forum on Citizen Advocacy and Human Rights Compliance – www.hrea.org

An Online Forum on Citizen Advocacy and Human Rights Compliance November 28-December 9, 2011 Presented by HREA and The Global Citizens’ Initiative Dear HREA and TGCI Colleagues: The Global Citizens’ Initiative (TGCI) and Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) are co-sponsoring an online Forum on Citizen Advocacy and Human Rights Compliance from November 28-December 9, 2011.…