[Statement] Litany of Suffering under Duterte -FDC

Litany of Suffering under Duterte The Freedom from Debt Coalition, together with Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), Sentro, Katarungan, Piglas Kababaihan, Partido ng Manggagawa (PM), Kilusan at Ugnayan ng Maralitang Pasigueno (Kumpas), WomanHealth Philippines, Sustainability and Participation through Education and Lifelong Learning (SPELL), Block Marcos, and In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDefend),…

[Press Release] Families of the disappeared and human rights defenders gather to reflect on the passion of Jesus Christ -FIND/AFAD

Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) 28 March 2018 Every year on Holy Wednesday, the families of the disappeared and human rights defenders gather to reflect on the passion of Jesus Christ even as they relate the suffering from injustice of their beloved desaparecidos to Jesus’ agony on…

[People] The Resurrection of Jessica -by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Resurrection of Jessica by Fr. Shay Cullen 29 March 2018 Jessica was a lost child wandering the streets of a Philippine city, picked up by a human trafficker and brought to different places where she was sold as a commodity to foreign sex tourists to be abused. She didn’t know what was happening to…

[Press Release] Activism is not terrorism! -Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc.

Activism is not terrorism! The Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) vehemently condemns on the highest possible terms, the present US backed Duterte regime, together with the Department of Justice (DOJ), for its February 23, 2018 pronouncement, tagging 656 personalities as terrorists. Among the named individuals belong to national minority, human rights defenders,…

[People] The Profile of a Dictator -by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Profile of a Dictator by Fr. Shay Cullen 15 March 2018 History is full of tyrants and dictators. Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao Ze Dong are among the worst in past history but today dictatorship is increasingly on the rise. True democracy is in retreat as elected officials turn to dictatorship as a way to…

[Statement] We condemn impunity -PCICC

WE CONDEMN IMPUNITY Statement of the Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court on the Declared Withdrawal from the ICC We are appalled with the declaration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the Philippines to withdraw being a state-party to the Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court. The Philippines has been the stage of…

[Statement] on President Duterte’s orders to withdraw from the International Criminal Court -iDEFEND

Statement on President Duterte’s orders to withdraw from the International Criminal Court On March 14 President Duterte announced the ‘immediate’ withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court, after claiming it had no jurisdiction over him, instructing the police not to cooperate with any international investigation into extrajudicial killings in the war on drugs…

[Statement] FORUM-ASIA commemorates International Women’s Day 2018 in solidarity with women’s rights and feminist movement

FORUM-ASIA commemorates International Women’s Day 2018 in solidarity with women’s rights and feminist movement The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) joins the international community in commemorating International Women’s Day 2018 and celebrating the fundamental principles of equality and non-discrimination. We express solidarity with all women’s rights and feminist organisations and movements in…

[From the web] FIDH presents 101 statistics on violations of women’s rights -FIDH

On the occasion of International Women’s Rights Day, FIDH is launching a website page presenting 101 shocking statistics on sexist violence and discrimination against women worldwide. This action aims to highlight the depth of male-female inequality and the many areas in which these abuses occur: relationships, marriage, health, work, politics, access to land, media visibility,…

[Statement] We remain steadfast in protecting children’s rights; we resist any vilification of women and children; we condemn the further killings -CLRD

Statement on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018 Today is international women’s day. Women must be celebrated and honored. But how in this precarious time, where our civil and political rights are in constant danger, do we commemorate this symbolic day? In the past few months, many lives were taken – women and children included,…

[Urgent Appeal] Korean’ high-end sporting and athletic goods manufacturer fires all union members -CTUHR

Urgent Appeal Philippines 07 March 2018 Korean’ high-end sporting and athletic goods manufacturer fires all union members, defies government order to regularize 646 out of 1,200 workers ​[Fight Unfair Labor Practices/ Oppose Union Busting..] The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) seeks ​ your solidarity and support in calling for the immediate reinstatement…

[Event] MOTHERLAND (Bayang Ina Mo) by Ramona Diaz returns to Philippine cinema at the Cine Adarna of the UP Film Center on March 8 -Active Vista

On International Women’s Day, MOTHERLAND (Bayang Ina Mo) by Ramona Diaz returns to Philippine cinema at the Cine Adarna of the UP Film Center on March 8, Thursday, 7pm. This is only the 3rd time this multi-awarded documentary film shall be screened in the Philippines. The screening is organized by DAKILA through its Active Vista…