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[From the web] Statement of the Psychological Association of the Philippines on Non-Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression

Statement of the Psychological Association of the Philippines on Non-Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Filipinos continue to experience stigma, prejudice and discrimination in Philippine society. This stigma is manifested in actions such as: bullying, teasing and harassment of LGBT children and adolescents in families, schools…

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[Press Release] 125 Casiguran farmers, fisherfolk IP’s begin 370-km protest march against Aurora Ecozone

125 Casiguran farmers, fisherfolk IP’s begin 370-km protest march against Aurora Ecozone CASIGURAN, AURORA— “Lupaing Ninuno, Sakahan, Pangisdaan— Ibalik, Ibalik! 12,923 ektarya ng APECO— Ibalik, Ibalik!” These are the fighting words of 125 farmers, fisherfolk and indigenous peoples who, at 8:00 a.m. today, began marching towards Manila after a massive send-off mass at the heart…

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[from the web] IRCT welcomes advances on right to rehabilitation for torture victims

IRCT welcomes advances on right to rehabilitation for torture victims  November 19, 2012 The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) welcomes the adoption of the UN Committee Against Torture’s General Comment on Article 14 of the Convention Against Torture. This is an important step forward in ensuring that torture victims receive adequate redress and…

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[Featured site] clrdc.wordpress.com

Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit legal resource human rights organization for children committed to advancing children’s rights and welfare through the provision of its services based on human rights developmental framework approach and methodologies. Read more about CLRD @http://clrdc.wordpress.com/ Related articles Finalists to the 2nd HR Pinduteros Choice for…

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[Press Release] Alarm over attacks on human rights defenders in a climate of pervasive impunity -The Observatory

PHILIPPINES: Alarm over attacks on human rights defenders in a climate of pervasive impunity Preliminary findings of a fact-finding mission on the conditions and vulnerabilities of human rights defenders Geneva-Paris, November 23, 2012. An international fact-finding mission of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against…

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[Statement] ASEAN Human Rights Declaration Limited by ‘morality’ -Southeast Asian Women´s Caucus on ASEAN

ASEAN Human Rights Declaration Limited by ‘morality’ Say Women’s Organisations The   Southeast Asian Women´s Caucus on ASEAN has expressed disappointment in the final version of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) adopted by ASEAN leaders on 18 November 2012. The Women´s Caucus said that the Declaration has too many limitations and loopholes to be useful.…

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[Statement] JOINT STATEMENT OF the 2nd ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People Forum (ACSC/APF) 2012 Phnom Penh, 16 November 2012

JOINT STATEMENT OF the 2nd ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People Forum (ACSC/APF) 2012 Phnom Penh, 16 November 2012 Preamble The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People‟s Forum (ACSC/APF) 2012 took place on the 14-16 November 2012. The event, attended by over 500 delegates, included not only participants from ASEAN member states but also representatives invited…

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[Event] FIND’s press forum and 27th founding anniversary, 23 Nov 2012

FIND’s press forum and 27th founding anniversary, 23 Nov 2012, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Matalino QC The Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) welcomes the historic ratification of the proposed Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012 by the Senate and the House of Representatives on October 16, 2012. For almost two decades, the families…

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[In the news] Google rejects Philippine mayor’s ‘takedown’ request -InterAksyon.com

Google rejects Philippine mayor’s ‘takedown’ request by J.M. Tuazon, InterAksyon.com November 17, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — Google turned down a request from a Philippine mayor to remove the content posted on its blogging platform that was critical of the public official, the search giant’s latest transparency report revealed. Covering the period of January to June…