[Announcement] Job opening at Alyansa Tigil Mina

Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), is looking for qualified applicants for the following full-time, project-based positions: 1. Project Coordinator –Advocacy and Lobbying Project 2. Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEAL) Officer 3. Policy Research and Advocacy Officer (PRAO) Kindly refer to the job descriptions and qualifications for each position below. Please send your resumes and application letters…

[Statement] Reducing CHR’s 2018 Budget to P1,000: Cheapening Human Rights -FIND

PRESS STATEMENT Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) 12 September 2017 Reducing CHR’s 2018 Budget to P1,000: Cheapening Human Rights The late nationalist legislators Diokno, Tañada, Recto, and Salonga and summarily killed activist desaparecidos must be turning in their graves. The House of Representatives desires to sound the death knell for the Commission on…

[Statement] On Proposed Compressed Work Week -CTUHR

CTUHR Statement On Proposed Compressed Work Week 30 August 2017 While the public mourned and raged on the war on drugs-related killing of Kian Delos Santos, the House of Representatives (HOR) on August 21, 2017 passed the House Bill 6152 (HB6152) or the Compressed Work Week (CWW). HB 6152 as HOR press release described seeks…

[From the web] Philippines’ Duterte Admits Murderous ‘Drug War’ is Unwinnable -HRW

Philippines’ Duterte Admits Murderous ‘Drug War’ is Unwinnable President Vows to Persist Despite Horrific Death Toll Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division @PhelimKine Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that his abusive “war on drugs” is unwinnable. Duterte told a gathering of military personnel that his promise to eradicate methamphetamine use – known as shabu…

Protect Freedom of Expression Campaign, ‘Wag Matakot Magpahayag!-HRonlinePH.com

The Human Rights Online Philippines (HRonlinePH) http://www.hronlineph.com presents its project, “Protection and empowerment of human rights defenders in the Philippines”, supported by the British Embassy Manila, and key information on its experiences supporting the use of information technology in campaign and advocacy among communities of human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Philippines. The project was…

[From the web] Civil society engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms on sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in Southeast Asia

Civil society engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms on sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in Southeast Asia The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) persons from Southeast Asia are under assault. Various forms of aggression and exclusion on the basis of sexual orientation, gender…

[Statement] On House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’ pronouncements against the Commission on Human Rights -AFAD

Statement on House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’ pronouncements against the Commission on Human Rights The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) is deeply concerned with the recent pronouncements made by Philippine House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez regarding the deprivation of budget, and subsequent abolition of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). The CHR is a body which…

[Event] A GAME OF TROLLS

A GAME OF TROLLS https://web.facebook.com/events/2004275136470312/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D DAKILA in cooperation with the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and the Active Vista present A GAME OF TROLLS, a Martial Law Musical for Millennials on September 16, 2017, Saturday, 8:00 pm at the PETA Theater Center, 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. A GAME OF TROLLS, #aGoT the…

[Statement] “Beyond Disappearance: Chronicles of Courage” -FIND

“Beyond Disappearance: Chronicles of Courage” President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for an investigation into the killing of Grade 11 minor Kian Loyd de los Santos in a police anti-drug operation may make the people temporarily gloss over the repulsive anti-human rights rhetoric he had previously spewed out. Unfazed human rights defenders, however, remain focused on protecting…

[Featured site] exposingtheinvisible.org

Exposing the Invisible The digital age has profoundly transformed the way people find and share information. The Internet is enabling collaboration between activists, hackers and journalists on an unprecedented scale. This has led to previously unimaginable possibilities in investigative reporting. People are newly empowered to uncover hidden information, expose corruption and bring the truth to…

[Off the shelf] FES’s Study on Women Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Economic Community -MFA

FES’s Study on Women Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Economic Community -MFA Migrant Forum in Asia’s FES’s study on “Women Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Economic Community”. The study was done in partnership with UN, ASEAN Secretariat, the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and with the support of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and…

[In the news] Human rights defenders call for safe environment online vs harassment, threats -RAPPLER

Human rights defenders call for safe environment online vs harassment, threats by Jodesz Gavilan, RAPPLER Human Rights Online Philippines’ project comes amid threats and harassment advocates have been receiving online ever since the start of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs   MANILA, Philippines – A human rights organization is taking a stand against the…

[Campaign] Mamamayan Ayaw sa Karahasan (MASK Campaign) -TFDP

MAMAMAYAN AYAW SA KARAHASAN (MASK CAMPAIGN) Lumalaganap ang KULTURA NG KARAHASAN pinangungunahan ng pamahalaan pa mismo sa bansa. Sumasalanta ito sa marami sa kasalukuyan at mamanahin ng mga susunod na henerasyon ang malalim na epekto nito sa mamamayan. Bukod sa ito ay tahasang paglabag sa karapatang pantao, nag-iiwan ito ng malalim na takot sa mamamayang…

[People] The Killing of Children -by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Killing of Children by Fr. Shay Cullen The President is having a very successful campaign against suspected drug dealers and drug users. The killing of a 17-year old Grade 11 student, Kian Loyd delos Santos, by police in an anti-drug operation last week during which as many as 94 people were shot dead by…

[From the web] Joint statement on Facebook’s internal guidelines for content moderation -Take back the tech

Joint statement on Facebook’s internal guidelines for content moderation In late May the Guardian released the Facebook Files, leaked internal documents revealing how the company moderates content. Many of us have long called for more transparency around Facebook’s content moderation so we can better understand gender-based violence that happens on the platform and provide feedback.…

[Press Conference] CSOs to ASEAN: inclusion, not exclusion in social protection planning, design and implementation

CSOs to ASEAN: inclusion, not exclusion in social protection planning, design and implementation “Social Protection for All!” Representatives of Civil Society Organizations from various Southeast Asian countries accompanied by a contingent from urban poor communities in Manila walked to the venue of the ASEAN High Level Conference on Social Protection at Sofitel Hotel on 16…