[Statement] Kalipunan Statement Against Crackdown on Progressives

Kalipunan Statement Against Crackdown on Progressives The on-going crackdown and intensified attacks of the Duterte administration on legal progressive forces, who are suspected of being part of or playing a vital role in the rebel movement has reached a disturbing level. As organizations grounded in the experiences of communities, we condemn the violence that has…

[From the web] Duterte Threatens Human Rights Community Call for Police to Shoot Activists ‘Reprehensible’ -HRW

Philippines: Duterte Threatens Human Rights Community Call for Police to Shoot Activists ‘Reprehensible’ (New York, August 17, 2017) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for police to shoot human rights activists who are “obstructing justice” places all members of the country’s human rights community in grave danger, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 16,…

[Announcement] Call For Nominations – 2017 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders

Call For Nominations – 2017 MARTIN ENNALS AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS Deadline: 9 November 2016 Nominations can be submitted electronically at http://www.martinennalsaward.org The Award is granted annually to an individual, or exceptionally an organisation, in recognition of their commitment and ongoing efforts in the defence and promotion of human rights. The MEA aims to…

[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…

[Right-up] End Corporate Greed, Stop Harassing Environmental Defenders By Xiou

End Corporate Greed, Stop Harassing Environmental Defenders By Xiou A non-government organization working against the destructive large scale mining is being indicted for Internet or e-libel through a resolution by the Taguig City Prosecutor’s Office. The Hinatuan Mining Company (HMC) earlier filed charges against Philippine Misereor Partnership, Inc. (PMPI) for issuing a press release about…

[Event] Tugon sa tawag ng panahon: #HumanRights to the max!

May 17, 2016 Sa mga Human Rights Defenders at mga organisasyon na bumubuo ng human rights community dito sa Pilipinas, Maiinit na pagbati mula sa Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA)! Nahaharap na naman ang Human Rights community sa mga dati at mga bagong hamon ng panahon. Ilan sa mga ito ay ang pagtityak…

[Urgent Appeal] The harassment of the staff of PMPI, a network of POs, NGOs and church/faith-based groups – active in the campaign against mining. -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL December 7, 2015 (PHILIPPINES) The harassment of the staff of Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI), a network of people’s organizations (POs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and church/faith-based groups – active in the campaign against mining. Dear friends, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) writes to inform you about the harassment of the staff…

[Press Release] Paramilitary groups, impunity….the entrenched legacies of martial law -TFDP/MAG/PAHRA

 Paramilitary groups, impunity….the entrenched legacies of martial law More than nine months for the Aquino administration term end, his administration will be remembered for lost ground on important measures ofbreaking impunity which is the entrenched legacy of martial law, said the Medical Action Group Inc. (MAG), Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and Philippine…

[Urgent Appeal] Harassment; red tagging of Emily Fajardo, a community organizer assisting the FLACCI in Barangay Lamao, Limay, Bataan -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL July 8, 2015 (PHILIPPINES) Harassment; red tagging of Emily Fajardo, a community organizer assisting the Federation of Lamao Concerned Citizens, Inc. (FLACCI) in Barangay Lamao, Limay, Bataan ISSUES: physical integrity, in the form of the right to life, liberty and security of the person, individual liberty, in the form of the freedoms of…

[Solidarity] Thailand: Junta Arrests 14 Student Activists -Sedition Charge Could Mean 7 Years in Prison for Peaceful Rally -HRW

Thailand: Junta Arrests 14 Student Activists –Sedition Charge Could Mean 7 Years in Prison for Peaceful Rally (New York, June 27, 2015) – Thai authorities should immediately drop all charges and release unconditionally 14 student activists who peacefully expressed opposition to military rule, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 26, 2015 in Bangkok, police…

[Solidarity] Harassment and Assaults of Activists Continue in Vietnam Amidst Flurry of International Visits -Civil Rights Defenders

Harassment and Assaults of Activists Continue in Vietnam Amidst Flurry of International Visits 21 May 2015 In the first five months of 2015, assaults and harassment of activists and bloggers continue with almost absolute impunity in Vietnam. At least 27 petitioners, activists and bloggers, including 6 women, have been violently attacked and injured since January…

[Statement] Protect human rights defenders! Stop criminalization of human rights work! -TFDP/MAG/PAHRA

Protect human rights defenders! Stop criminalization of human rights work! The Medical Action Group (MAG), Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) has launched a campaign affirming the essential contribution of human rights defenders to the promotion of human rights, democracy, development and good governance, and calling…

[Urgent Appeal] Harassment and Frustrated Killing of Indigenous People Leader -MAG

Vote for this campaign for the 5th HR Pinduteros’ Choice Awards… URGENT APPEAL April 20, 2015 (PHILIPPINES) Harassment and Frustrated Killing of Indigenous People Leader ISSUES:  Right to Means of Subsistence, Right to Land ___________________________________________________ Dear friends, The Medical Action Group (MAG) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the harassment and frustrated killing of…