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[Press Release] Broadcasting Misogyny and Abuse in Congress: A Mockery of (In) Justice KAISA KA Reacts to Hearings Probing De Lima Links to Drug Trade

Broadcasting Misogyny and Abuse in Congress: A Mockery of (In) Justice KAISA KA Reacts to Hearings Probing De Lima Links to Drug Trade As an organization of grassroots women who are believe that women must be empowered fully in order to harness our full potential towards nation-building, Pagkakaisa ng Kababaihan para sa Kalayaan or KAISA…

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[Press Release] Rage! Marcos is no hero! -CTUHR

Rage! Marcos is no hero! “Where were they when the many years of oppression and atrocities were happening? Were they sitting on the lap of the dictator?” This was the reaction of Sr.Emelina Villegas, ICM, President of Board of Trustees of the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights when the Supreme Court on November…

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[Press Release] A Rights Agenda for President Duterte Extrajudicial Killings, Accountability, and Health Care Are Key Issues -HRW

A Rights Agenda for President Duterte Extrajudicial Killings, Accountability, and Health Care Are Key Issues (New York, August 10, 2016) – The Philippines’ new president, Rodrigo Duterte, should focus efforts on tackling the country’s persistent human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the president. Human Rights Watch makes specific recommendations…

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[Press Release] Civil society launches #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the imprisoned ADHOC staff and NEC official

Civil society launches #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the imprisoned ADHOC staff and NEC official We, the undersigned civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations, launch today – 8 August 2016 – the #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the five human rights defenders, who are currently in pre-trial detention and under judicial investigation for allegations of…

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[Press Release] The Role of Civil Society and ASEAN Bodies in Achieving a People-centered ASEAN -ACSC/APF 2016

The Role of Civil Society and ASEAN Bodies in Achieving a People-centered ASEAN Dili, Timor-Leste – 05-08-2016- The final day of the ACSC/APF 2016 examined the progress and efficacy of ASEAN and its mechanisms in achieving a people-centered community. H.E. Mr. Xanana Gusmao, Minister of Strategic Investment in Timor-Leste, engaging participants in an open dialogue,…

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[Press Release] TFDP to President Duterte: Marcos’ hero’s burial an insult to Fr. Rudy Romano, enforced disappearance victim during Martial Law

TFDP to President Duterte: Marcos’ hero’s burial an insult to Fr. Rudy Romano, enforced disappearance victim during Martial Law   One of the thousand reasons why Ferdinand Marcos should not be given a hero’s burial is the disappearance of Fr. Rudy Romano thirty-one years ago, according to the human rights group Task Force Detainees of…

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[Press Release] Mining affects indigenous women human rights, Phil women’s groups said at 64thCEDAW session

Mining affects indigenous women human rights, Phil women’s groups said at 64thCEDAW session Geneva, Switzerland – Mining projects which encroached upon IP territories without our genuine consent causing a web of women human rights violations has been one of the statements issued by indigenous women and women’s rights advocates from the Philippines in the Convention…

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[Press Release] TDC welcomes “Ka Liling” to DEPED

Teachers welcome “Ka Liling” to DEPED The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) today welcomes Dr. Leonor Magtolis-Briones to the Departnement of Education as she start her first day as secretary of the country’s biggest bureaucracy. Benjo Basas, the group’s national chairperson said “it is our great pleasure to welcome Ka Liling to the DepEd family. We…