[Statement] “Beyond Disappearance: Chronicles of Courage” -FIND

“Beyond Disappearance: Chronicles of Courage” President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for an investigation into the killing of Grade 11 minor Kian Loyd de los Santos in a police anti-drug operation may make the people temporarily gloss over the repulsive anti-human rights rhetoric he had previously spewed out. Unfazed human rights defenders, however, remain focused on protecting…

[Press Release] Families and Advocates Against Enforced Disappearance urge Asian governments to bring the Desaparecidos home -AFAD

Families and Advocates Against Enforced Disappearance urge Asian governments to bring the Desaparecidos home On the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) vows to make full use of Republic Act 10353, the Anti Enforced Disappearance Act of 2012 to bring home all Filipino desaparecidos and to…

Weekend HR Posts Rundown and Analysis 4 September, 2011

Weekend HR Posts Rundown and Analysis 4 September, 2011 Human Rights Online Philippines features articles, blogs, news information and photos on human rights issues. It provides up-to-date information on human rights activities, events, campaigns, and solidarity actions in the Philippines. It aims not only to put human rights at the center of national discourse through…

[From the web] The Role of Activists in a Persistently Militarized Democracy – by Fr. Robert Reyes

by Fr. Robert Reyes Source: http://www.facebook.com/notes/f-robert-reyes/ We were all wearing red, the color of rage. It was a “Run Against Enforced Disappearance” or RAGED. Since Martial Law FIND or the Families of the victims of enforced disappearance has documented 2,160 victims of enforced disappearances. Six victims have been reported under the present Aquino Administration. Forced…

[Press Release] Labor and Human Rights NGO launches book on the Impact of extra-judicial killings on families of victims – CTUHR

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) in partnership with the Pro-Labor Legal Assistance Center (PLACE) with support from the European Union (EU) launched on Thursday, August 25, From Despair to Defiance, a book on the impact of extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances and other human rights violations on the families of victims, at…

[In the news] Facebook profile pics go ‘desap’ for Int’l Day of the Disappeared- InterAksyon.com

Facebook profile pics go ‘desap’ for Int’l Day of the Disappeared Posted on August 30 by Joseph Holandes Ubalde, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines—If you open your Facebook and see that your friends’ profile pictures have gone missing, don’t worry: this is just the latest Internet meme that has spread like wildfire throughout the popular social networking…

[Photo Blog] We have RAGED!

More than a hundred advocates gathered in Quezon City Circle to commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared.  Led by the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) and Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearance (AFAD) together with members of the Coalition Against Enforced Disappearance (CAED), the group held a Run Against Enforced Disappearance tagged as…

[Isyung HR] Ligo na you, wangwang na me.

by Mokong Republic For the sake of our new readers.  Ang Isyung HR po ay inilalabas ng HRonlinePH tuwing Linggo.  Layunin nitong gawing magaan ang mga isyung bumabatbat sa karapatang pantao.   Announcement: On August 30, the international human rights community will be commemorating the International Day of the Disappeared (IDD). There will be activities…

[Blogger] Why perpetrators of enforced disapperance should be limited to agents of the state?

WHY PERPETRATORS OF ENFORCED DISAPPERANCE SHOULD BE LIMITED TO AGENTS OF THE STATE OR PUBLIC OFFICERS? Source: anakngdesaparecidos.wordpress.com *This is the position of the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance on the issue of exclusion of the NON-STATE ACTORS in the recent bill on Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law. • Enforced disappearance violates the fundamental rights to…

[Event] “I have RAGED” (Run Against Enforced Disappearance) – CAED

The Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) together with the Coalition Against Enforced Disappearance (CAED) will observe the International Day of the Disappeared (IDD) on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 to honor our loved ones –brothers and sisters who became victims of enforced or involuntary disappearance in the country. Since 1985, FIND documented 1,825 victims…