[Statement] A punishment for those who dare to tell the truth -LILAK

A punishment for those who dare to tell the truth – LILAK Statement on Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos’ Cyber Libel Conviction LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights) condemns the conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher and writer Reynaldo Santos for cyber libel. The case made against Ressa and Santos…

[Statement] Philippines: Proposed Anti-Terrorism Law will solidify abuse of State power -Forum-Asia

Philippines: Proposed Anti-Terrorism Law will solidify abuse of State power (Bangkok, 2 June 2020) – The railroading of the Anti-Terrorism Bill in the Philippines will further erode human rights in the country, rights groups said today. The Asian Forum of Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its member organisations Balaod Mindanaw, Dakila, Karapatan, LILAK (Purple…

[Statement] LOCKDOWN VIOLENCE: Mining company disperses people’s barricade in Didipio, injure indigenous women and arrest leader -LILAK

Quezon City – While the entire Luzon has been put under enhanced community lockdown due to COVID-19, a hundred police personnel violently dispersed a people’s barricade in Didipio. Three diesel tankers from OceanaGold Philippines Inc (OGPI) forcibly and illegally entered the premises of Brgy. Didipio in Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya. The tankers were escorted by more…

[Statement] TAO PO, DSWD at NCIP! Panawagan ng suporta ng Pamahalaan sa mga katutubong kababaihan at ng kanilang pamilya -LILAK

“Ang takot namin ay mamamatay kami sa gutom, hindi sa COVID virus.” Yan ang sagot sa amin ng isang lider babaeng katutubo mula sa Bukidnon nang kumustahin namin sila. Halos ganyan din ang sagot ng mga katutubong kababaihan mula sa Saranggani, Palawan, Oriental Mindoro, Zambales at General Nakar sa Quezon, habang sila ay nababahala sa…

[Video] Dumagat and Remontado leaders of General Nakar, Quezon stand up against aggressive building of Kaliwa Dam -LILAK

WATCH: Dumagat and Remontado leaders of General Nakar, Quezon stand up against aggressive building of Kaliwa Dam | #IPHeroesDay Indigenous peoples hold a special and sacred connection with their lands. However, for years they have been forced to leave their ancestral domains as the state disguises corruption and profit with development. Their land is not…

[Statement] We Won’t Be Silenced! – Lilak Statement on the Arrest and Detention of Young Women Environmental Activists

Lilak strongly condemns the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines’ (CoMP), Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s, and the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) violent response to what was meant to be a peaceful and non-disruptive protest action. On September 10, Tuesday, a silent protest amid the Mining Philippines International Conference and Exhibit by young women from the…

[Statement] A deadly difference of world view -LILAK

Statement from LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights) A deadly difference of world view In his speech in the recently concluded Mining Conference 2014 organized by the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (CoMP), Vice-President Jejomar Binay said that, “We must take an accurate inventory of our nation’s natural resources and if possible plot…

[Statement] LILAK on the International Indigenous Women’s Day

LILAK on the International Indigenous Women’s Day September 5 was declared as International Indigenous Women’s Day by Indigenous Women of Latin American in 1983. This was in honor of Bartolina Sisa, an Aymara resistance leader who was brutally executed by royalist forces in La Paz, now the capital of Bolivia, on September 5, 1782. Bartolina,…