[Press Release] Shouting their Pain Out Loud: Women Activists Decry Sexual Violence in ASEAN after 50 Years

Please come and join us tomorrow, 12 November 2017 from 4:30- 7:00 PM. #accesstojustice #ASEAN2017 #ASEANPeople Shouting their Pain Out Loud: Women Activists Decry Sexual Violence in ASEAN after 50 Years QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES — As ASEAN Leaders are on their way to attend the 31st ASEAN Summit, womens groups all the way from ASEAN countries…

[Press Release] ACSC/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum criticize ASEAN’s exclusivist character, shrinking civic space; calls for alternative regionalism

ACSC/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum criticize ASEAN’s exclusivist character, shrinking civic space; calls for alternative regionalism The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People’s Forum 2017 pinpointed today ASEAN’s characteristic exclusion of marginalized peoples and underprivileged sectors since the regional organisation’s inception 50 years ago and called for an alternative regionalism that puts utmost premium to peoples’ rights…

[Statement] APEC/ASEAN: Prioritize Rohingya Crisis Leaders Should Also Address Deteriorating Situations in Vietnam, Philippines -HRW

APEC/ASEAN: Prioritize Rohingya Crisis Leaders Should Also Address Deteriorating Situations in Vietnam, Philippines (New York, November 9, 2017) – World leaders meeting for summits in Asia on November 10-14, 2017, should address Burma’s Rohingya crisis and the deteriorating human rights situations in Vietnam, the Philippines, and Cambodia, Human Rights Watch said today. Heads of government…

[From the web] Families of Desaparecidos and EJK Victims light thousand candles on All Souls’ Day to call for end to state violence

Families of Desaparecidos and EJK Victims light thousand candles on All Souls’ Day to call for end to state violence -www.tfdp.net On November 2, 2017, All Souls’ Day, about 50 families of victims of involuntary disappearance and extrajudicial killings lead a gathering of more than a hundred religious, human rights advocates, and activists in lighting…

[Video] Hayaan Mo Ako -Lapis

PANAWAGAN NG PAKIKIISA SA LAHAT NG MGA KASAMA SA PAGTUTOL SA KARAHASAN Inilunsad ang music video na “Hayaan Mo ako”, isang partnership project of Lapis, PAHRA at iDEFEND. Ang music video ay patungkol sa mga batang hindi na hinayaang lumaki at mamuhay ng malaya at may dignidad dahil naging biktima ng EJK. Nilalayon po natin…

[From the web] Effective and humane ways to manage the drug problem in the Philippines, a human rights and public health perspective -by Jerbert Briola

Effective and humane ways to manage the drug problem in the Philippines, a human rights and public health perspective by Jerbert Briola Torture Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2 (2017) The Torture Journal is an international scientific journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of original research and systematic reviews by professionals concerned with…

[Statement] Philippines’ Duterte Backpedals on Abusive ‘Drug War’ Police Operations Suspended Over Public Outcry, Trade Threat -HRW

Philippines’ Duterte Backpedals on Abusive ‘Drug War’ Police Operations Suspended Over Public Outcry, Trade Threat Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division @PhelimKine October 13, 2017 Dispatches Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is finally feeling the heat. On Thursday, he buckled to growing public dismay over his murderous “war on drugs” and ordered a suspension of the…

{Statement] ALG denounces President Duterte’s brazen attacks against the offices of the Chief Justice and the Ombudsman

THE ALTERNATIVE LAW GROUPS (ALG) DENOUNCES PRESIDENT DUTERTE’S BRAZEN ATTACKS AGAINST THE OFFICES OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE AND THE OMBUDSMAN,AND URGES CONGRESS TO BE CIRCUMSPECT AND TO BOLSTER OUR SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES We, the Alternative Law Groups (ALG), denounce the brazen assaults against democratic institutions of President Rodrigo Duterte, which undermine the independent…

[Off-the-shelf] 2017 Focus Report | Public policies for the protection of human rights defenders: Global trends and implementation challenges -Protection International

2017 Focus Report | Public policies for the protection of human rights defenders: Global trends and implementation challenges Protection International (PI) is glad to present its 2017 edition of its Focus Report, monitoring worldwide developments in the field of national protection mechanisms and public policies for the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs). Since the…

[From the web] Youth showed force in a Millennial Throwback Forum organized by Balay Rehabilitation Center during the national day of protest

Youth showed force in a Millennial Throwback Forum organized by Balay Rehabilitation Center during the national day of protest Various youth groups and young individuals from different universities and organizations flocked at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Auditorium in the morning of September 21 to listen to first-hand experiences of Martial Law survivors during the…

[From the web] Supreme Court Decision on Senator Leila de Lima Worsens Deteriorating Human Rights in the Philippines -NAKPhil

Supreme Court Decision on Senator Leila de Lima Worsens Deteriorating Human Rights in the Philippines The decision by the Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday to uphold the arrest and detention of Senator Leila de Lima worsens the already deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines. De Lima has been in detention at the police headquarters…

[Statement] Statement of Overseas Filipinos living in Thailand on the Philippine situation -ANAK

STATEMENT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINOS LIVING IN THAILAND ON THE PHILIPPINE SITUATION 5 October 2017; Bangkok, Thailand As Filipinos based in Thailand, we are outraged and alarmed by the spiraling human rights crisis and political situation in the Philippines under the Duterte administration. With the worsening drug-related killings in the country because of Duterte’s war on…

[Statement] A Plea for Justice, A Cry for Hope -TFDP

A Plea for Justice, A Cry for Hope Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) joins the call, locally and internationally, for accountability of the Philippine State for the widespread extrajudicial killings being perpetrated in the name of the war on drugs and crime. We implore the government to heed the recommendations of the United…

[People] The Nobel Peace Prize Nomination 2017 -Fr. Shay Cullen

The Nobel Peace Prize Nomination 2017 Fr. Shay Cullen 5 October 2017 The German Bundestag Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development led by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights and Policy and Humanitarian Aid, Dr Bärbel Kofler, nominated last February the work done by the Preda Foundation, Father Shay Cullen and his team…

[Press Release] “Leave no senior citizens behind” CSOs, lawmakers call for passage of universal social pension system -COSE

“Leave no senior citizens behind” CSOs, lawmakers call for passage of universal social pension system Quezon City— Civil society groups, international organizations, and lawmakers push for urgent passage of universal pension to include three million senior citizens who are missed out in the current pension system or neither receive social nor contributory pension. Despite the…