[Press Release] Having no tombs to visit, the families of victims of enforced disappearance hold their traditional All Souls’ Day commemoration at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani

Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) 02 November 2018 Having no tombs to visit, the families of victims of enforced disappearance and other human rights defenders hold their traditional All Souls’ Day commemoration today at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani grounds in Quezon City. A daupang-palad begins at…

[From the web] AFAD Expresses Concern over the Election of India, Philippines and Bangladesh in the United Nations Human Rights Council

AFAD Expresses Concern over the Election of India, Philippines and Bangladesh in the United Nations Human Rights Council The Asian Federation Against Enforced Disappearances (AFAD) expresses serious concern over the election of some of the 18 new member states into the United Nations Human Rights Council. Among the elected states of the Asia Pacific region,…

[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…

[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…

[Statement] Joint statement on the International Week of the Disappeared – AFAD/FIND/iDEFEND

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF THE DISAPPEARED As this year’s International Week of the Disappeared begins, we call upon the Philippine Government to end enforced disappearances and bring to justice all perpetrators of this grave human rights violation. Enforced Disappearance is a phenomenon that is inextricably intertwined with Extra-Judicial Killing and Torture. The…

ANNOUNCEMENT: AFAD CALL FOR EXTERNAL EVALUATORS

ANNOUNCEMENT: AFAD CALL FOR EXTERNAL EVALUATORS The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), a human rights network of human rights organizations working directly on the issue of enforced disappearances in Asia, is in need of an External Evaluator for its two (2) regional projects. The qualifications for the said External Evaluator include the following: ·        …

[Statement] Remembering the Disappeared on All Souls’ Day: A Commemoration of Real Heroes and Martyrs -FIND/AFAD

STATEMENT Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) November 2, 2016 Remembering the Disappeared on All Souls’ Day: A Commemoration of Real Heroes and Martyrs (NOTE: In the absence of tombs to visit, the families of victims of enforced disappearance get together to remember and honor their disappeared loved…

[Statement] AFAD Statement on the Commemoration of the International Week of the Disappeared 2016

AFAD Statement on the Commemoration of the International Week of the Disappeared 2016 May 23-27, 2016 – Every year on this week, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, as an integral part of the global movement against enforced disappearances, commemorates the International Week of the Disappeared. First commemorated by the Latin American Federation of Associations…

[Statement] End enforced disappearances, End social and economic injustice! -AFAD

End enforced disappearances, End social and economic injustice! 10 December 2015 – On this 67th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) condemns all forms of State violence that are systematically committed against peoples all over the world. The global structure that perpetuates wealth and progress for…

[Event] Call for Entries: Poster-Making Contest – “Beyond Legislation: Hope, Action, Justice” -AFAD

Poster-Making Contest – “Beyond Legislation: Hope, Action, Justice” https://www.facebook.com/events/705346896233185/ All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it was originally published online and sent to us. We may edit submission in a way that does not alter or change the original material. Human Rights Online Philippines does not hold copyright over these…

[Statement] Bongbong Marcos has no right to deny that inhumane and cruel transgressions were committed during his father’s regime -FIND/AFAD

Bongbong Marcos has no right to deny that inhumane and cruel transgressions were committed during his father’s regime Statement of HR Defenders, families and advocates against enforced disappearance on All Souls’ day Vote for this article for the 5th HR Pinduteros’ Choice Awards… With no tombs or columbaria to visit, the families of the disappeared…

[Appeal] An Open Letter to Pope Francis -Ron De Vera/AFAD

An Open Letter to Pope Francis Vote for this article for the 5th HR Pinduteros’ choice awards… Dear Pope Francis, ¡Bienvenido a las Filipinas! Welcome to the Philippines! By now, I’m sure you’re already flooded with messages poured upon you by my fellow Filipinos. Thus, my voice will be just another amongst the crowd. My…

[Campaign] Justice for the 43 Mexican Students! -AFAD

We request fellow advocates to use this photo as (facebook) profile pic to show solidarity with our allies in Mexico. AFAD reiterates its call for justice with the following statement originally released on November 10, a month before the International Human Rights Day. Justice for the 43 students!!! ### http://www.afad-online.org/…/215-justice-for-the-43-mexican… “Justice for the 43 Mexican…

[Statement] On The fifth Congress of Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD)

The fifth Congress of Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), held in Manila from 22-25 September and attended by participants from ten countries – Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jammu and Kashmir in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Thailand and Timor-Leste renewed its commitment to fight against impunity and build a world without disappearances. AFAD…

[Statement] The Right Not to be Disappeared: A Product of the Blood, Sweat and Tears of Victims and Families of Enforced Disappearances around the world -AFAD

The Right Not to be Disappeared: A Product of the Blood, Sweat and Tears of Victims and Families of Enforced Disappearances around the world Sixty-five years ago, 48 member countries of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), recognizing “the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all…