[Statement] Assert the right to defend human rights -PAHRA/ iDEFEND

The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) condemn the recent raids of people’s organizations in Negros and in Manila as well as arrests of activists, as preventive actions against people’s dissent, as government policies continue to result in economic crises, social unrest, unmitigated disasters,…

[From the web] Pagbabago ni Duterte: Karahasan, kahirapan, katraydoran sa bayan, panagutin! -PAHRA

Tatlong taong nagdaan, sanlaksang kasalanan ng gobyernong Duterte sa taumbayan. Inilunsad ang giyera kontra droga noong Hulyo 2016 bilang pangunahing programa ng gobyernong Duterte, alinsunod sa pangako niyang sugpuin ang illegal na kalakalan sa droga. Ang madugong kampanya ang pumaslang sa higit 27,000 Pilipino kabilang na ang higit 100 kabataan at mga sanggol, na tinagurian…

[Statement] WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED -PAHRA

PAHRA Statement of Philippine News Agency article on SEC Revocation and Red Tagging WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED We will not be silenced by the disinformation being orchestrated by the Duterte government to stifle dissent. The recent report made by Philippine News Agency (PNA), citing the revocation of the registration of the six non-government organizations…

[Press Release] “Endgame”- human rights, environment groups’ final push for 2019 electoral agenda -PAHRA

Manila, Philippines—Human rights defenders, environmentalists, and grassroots communities held on Wednesday a series of activities in a final push for what they called “rights-centered” electoral agenda in the upcoming May 2019 elections. Using hashtags #SampuSigurado, #IsyuHindiKandidato and #SagotMoBaAko, the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), Greenpeace SEA-Philippines, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), Bantayog Initiative, In…

[Campaign] #KarapatDapat na Agenda, #SampuSegurado -PAHRA

The upcoming mid-term polls present an exceptional opportunity for the Filipino people who are now burdened with relentless price hikes, disease epidemics, food shortage, environmental crises, internal conflict and brazen loss of life due to extrajudicial killings, the TRAIN law, Martial Law, misinformation and widespread impunity. The 2019 elections is a defining moment for the…

[In the news] Group tells public to vote for bets who include human rights agenda in their platforms -PhilStar.com

Group tells public to vote for bets who include human rights agenda in their platforms The May midterm elections would give Filipinos an opportunity to prevent “further erosion” in the country’s democratic traditions and processes, a human rights group said Thursday. “The 2019 elections is a defining moment for the aggrieved Filipino masses, whether we…

[In the news] 2019 polls choice between ‘better lives or doomed souls’ – rights group -RAPPLER.com

2019 polls choice between ‘better lives or doomed souls’ – rights group The upcoming elections would give Filipinos an “exceptional opportunity” to address the human rights crisis and culture of impunity under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, human rights advocates said on Thursday, March 7. “The 2019 elections is a defining moment for the…

[Press Release] Rights Group launch #SampuSigurado for polls -PAHRA

Rights Group launch #SampuSigurado for polls Quezon City, Philippines—Human rights group PAHRA (Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates) launched on Thursday what it said were “ten sure wins” in the upcoming May2019 elections. The slate is carried by the campaign called “KARAPAT-DAPAT: KARAPATAN DAPAT”, which focuses on ten agendas for human rights advocacy which they…

[Announcement] Vacancy Announcement: Human Rights Lawyer

Vacancy Announcement Human Rights Lawyer The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), are currently seeking to recruit a Human Rights Lawyer for their joint Civil Society United Against Torture Project in Asia. The Human Rights Lawyer will be coordinating two regional Working Groups: the Litigators Working Group…

[Statement] Workers fight dictatorship, defend human rights! -PAHRA

Workers fight dictatorship, defend human rights! Workers fight dictatorship, defend human rights! The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) is one with the working class in commemorating Labor Day. We add our voices in solidarity with the toiling masses specifically in demanding for the end of contractualization in the country and the respect, protection…

[Statement] Defend Rappler. Defend free press -PAHRA

Defend Rappler. Defend free press   The attack against the media is an affront to press freedom. The decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke Rappler’s registration for allegedly violating the constitutional restrictions on ownership and control of mass media entities is a blatant effort to silence the media for its critical…

[Statement] A Grave Abuse of Authority -PAHRA

A Grave Abuse of Authority The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) is gravely alarmed by the recent announcement of PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte appointing former Masiu, Lanao del Sur mayor Nasser Pangandaman Jr. as a new member of the Human Rights Victims’ Claim’s Board (HRVCB) without apparent vacancy of post and at this time…

[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…