[Right-Up] Hidden Victims of the Pandemic: The Old Man, the Jail Aide, and the Convict -By Aie Balagtas See (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism)

Hidden Victims of the Pandemic: The Old Man, the Jail Aide, and the Convict Three persons deprived of liberty describe how inhuman conditions in the country’s jails and prisons are placing them at greater risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are their accounts as told to Aie Balagtas See. The images, drawn by Alexandra Paredes,…

[Video] UATC ONLINE LECTURE SERIES: Torture and ill-treatment in time of COVID19 pandemic

UATC ONLINE LECTURE SERIES: Torture and ill-treatment in time of COVID19 pandemic An online discussion on the impact of the government protective measures against COVID19 to civil liberties and fundamental rights under community quarantine organized by the United Against Torture Coalition held on June 17. Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name,…

[Press Release] Illegal arrests are terrorist acts; HB 6875, unconstitutional – EILER

Illegal arrests are terrorist acts; HB 6875, unconstitutional  Ecumenical Institute of Labor Education and Research (EILER) strongly condemns the illegal arrests conducted by state forces this week with which six jeepney drivers from Caloocan and seven labor rights defenders from Cebu are currently detained. It has been several days since the Northern Police District illegally…

[Statement] Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) and Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) on the International Week of the Disappeared, 2020

Joint statement Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) and Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) on the International Week of the Disappeared, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic cannot obliterate enforced disappearance. On the contrary, it may even exacerbate the perpetration of this global scourge. As we kick off the International Week of the Disappeared (IWD)…

[Tula] “Kumusta ka na?” -ni Leni del Rosario

“Kumusta ka na?” ni Leni del Rosario Malaki. Malaking malaki ang ambag ng manggagawa sa buhay ng bansa. Atsa kasalukuyan ay malinaw na nakikitang kung walang manggagawa ay walang kakayanang tumakbo ang isang bansa. At walang yamang paghahatian ang iilang nagsasamantala sa lakas pag-gawa. Bukambibig ngayon ang pagpipilit na magbalik trabaho na ang mga manggagawa…

[Video] KALMA: Mental Health sa Gitna ng COVID19 -iDEFEND & PAHRA

KALMA: Mental Health sa Gitna ng COVID19 May 22, 2020 • Biyernes, 4PM Kasama sina: Edel Parducho Psychologist Medical Action Group (MAG) Malaya Lara Volunteer Psychometrician Medical Action Group (MAG) Dr. Julia Racquel Rimando-Magalong Epidemiologist, Pathologist, Board Member Medical Action Group (MAG) Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name, e-mail address, and…

[Off-the-shelf] Prisons and COVID-19: the real lockdown -APT

Prisons and COVID-19: the real lockdown A third of the world’s population are facing some level of restriction on their movement as governments attempt to contain the novel coronavirus. Limits on ‘normal’ life range from mass gatherings to complete ‘lockdowns’ with penalties for leaving home without the required paperwork. Lockdowns have also been seen in…

[Video] Ibang Klase: Onlayn talakayan tungkol sa edukasyon sa gitna ng CoViD19 -iDEFEND & PAHRA

Ibang Klase Onlayn talakayan tungkol sa edukasyon sa gitna ng CoViD19. Action and Solidarity for the Empowerment of Teachers (ASSERT) Teachers Dignity Coalition (TDC) KAISA-UP Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP) Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name, e-mail address, and contact number. All submissions are republished and redistributed in the…

[Off-the-shelf] BUILDING OUR RESPONSE ON COVID-19 AND DETENTION -OMCT Guidance brief to the SOS-Torture Network and partner organizations

BUILDING OUR RESPONSE ON COVID-19 AND DETENTION OMCT Guidance brief to the SOS-Torture Network and partner organizations This brief intends to provide evidence-based support and good practices for the protection of one of the most vulnerable groups of individuals affected by the COVID-19 outbreak: those deprived of liberty. It is addressed to members of the…

[Statement] Together, let us put hope in the hearts of each other while not forsaking our principles on human rights and social justice -BALAY

Together, let us put hope in the hearts of each other while not forsaking our principles on human rights and social justice As we enter the second wave of the enhanced community quarantine and the national health emergency it is understandable that many of us are already reeling from the impact of our protective distancing,…