[From the web] The Minority Rights Declaration at 20 -OHCHR

The Minority Rights Declaration at 20 According to a survey by the NGO Minority Rights Group International, over 55 per cent of violent conflicts between 2007 and 2009 had tensions between communities or violations of the rights of national and ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities at their core. “Violations of minority rights constitute today a…

[In the news] Rape accomplice learns what’s reclusion perpetua the hard way -INQUIRER.net

Rape accomplice learns what’s reclusion perpetua the hard way By Miko Morelos, Philippine Daily Inquirer February 7, 2012 MANILA, Philippines—“What does reclusion perpetua mean?” Erica Bianca Enanoria asked. Her smirking jail guard, leafing through the documents of her case, put it simply for her: “That’s life imprisonment.” Enanoria was thus led out of the courtroom…

[Event] Ika-5 Kongreso ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan

Hamon ng Panahon, hamon ng pagbabago: Paigtingin at Palakasin ang Kilusan ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan! Pawiin ang karahasan at kagutuman! Ika-5 Kongreso ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan 12-14 Oktubre 2011 Maria Antonia Paris Formation House, Cenacle Drive, Sanville Subd., Culiat, Q.C.

[In the news] IBP volunteer lawyers to help protect OFWs, prosecute human traffickers – www.mb.com.ph

IBP volunteer lawyers to help protect OFWs, prosecute human traffickers By FRANCIS T. WAKEFIELD MANILA, Philippines — Lawyers are volunteering to help indigent victims to prosecute human traffickers who exploit them. The volunteer lawyers will be part of the Anti-Trafficking in Person Action Teams (ATIPAT) under the Center for Legal Aid of the Integrated Bar…

[Press Release] Women workers chide bishops for celebrating withdrawal of UN funding on family planning – Partido ng Manggagawa

While bishops hail the United Nation’s decision to abandon the country’s family planning plan due to lack of funds, the Department of Health (DOH) notes that Filipinos with HIV has reached more than 7000 and increasing.  Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) believes that for these reasons, the more the State and advocates should make certain the…

[In the news] IACAT warns airport personnel aiding human trafficking syndicates » Nation » News | Philippine News | philstar.com

IACAT warns airport personnel aiding human trafficking syndicates » Nation » News | Philippine News | philstar.com. MANILA, Philippines – The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Persons (IACAT) has vowed to intensify its campaign against airport officials and personnel facilitating or aiding operations of human trafficking syndicates. In a statement, IACAT head and Justice Undersecretary…

[Press Release] Job security and union membership gave courage to IMF head accuser – Partido ng Manggagawa

The Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) today pointed out the little known fact that the hotel maid who is accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund and erstwhile possible French presidential candidate, is a union member covered by a contract that guarantees job security. “This celebrated case of sexual assault could have…