Contents with tag: human rights
The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) released their new edition of “Inang Bayan” which highlights the Global Day of Action for the thousands of farmers and peasants who were brutally dispersed and fired at by police forces in Kidapawan, North Cotabato during a legitimate protest action for food relief.
On International Human Rights Day, let us take a look at some of those who continue to join the calls to sound the alarm on the deteriorating situation of human and people's rights in the Philippines.
The number of environmental activists being killed worldwide has been increasing over the years. In 2015, 185 deaths--the highest in history--were recorded from 16 different countries. 40% of these environmental activists were members of indigenous groups and 42 of the 185 are protest-related deaths.
As a summer intern at IBON International, I had the opportunity to enter the world of the Lumad, the non-muslim, “native” or “indigenous” peoples in the lands of the southern Philippines who are directly experiencing the grievous effects of a militarized state. I, along with other IBON International representatives, served as delegates in this year’s International Solidarity Mission (ISM) in Mindanao as part of the larger 2016 International Conference for Peoples’ Rights in the Philippines (ICPRP). As a Filipina American with family roots in Mindanao, attending the ISM was a personal journey into the impacts of globalization on the lives of the marginalized, exploited communities in the Global South.
On November 17, 2015, activists, civil society leaders, academics, and thinkers from different global regions will gather in Manila, Philippines for the 3rd International Festival of People’s Rights and Struggles (IFPRS) at the Bahay ng Alumni. The IFPRS is a space for peoples to share and learn from each other about new and longstanding issues related to people’s individual and collective rights. The IFPRS offers a wide range of opportunities for learning and networking with simultaneous forums, workshops, strategy sessions, film showings and exhibits.
It took a photo of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian refugee whose body was washed up dead on the shores of Turkey, for the world to notice the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world today. Driven by poverty and war, the mass exodus of refugees arriving in the European region is considered as the biggest refugee crisis since the end of the Second World War. Many are now wondering how this situation worsened. Why did the United Nations (UN) and powerful Northern countries allow such crisis to intensify?
Nearly 200 flocked to Catholic University of America yesterday for the opening of the International Peoples’ Tribunal (IPT). Victims and families of victims of gross human rights abuses from the Philippines travelled to DC to testify in front a distinguished panel of jurors.
Development justice is an alternative framework that aims to redistribute resources, wealth, power and opportunities to all human beings equitably. It compels us to dismantle the existing systems that channel resources and wealth from developing countries to wealthy countries and to develop economies that enable dignified lives, accommodate needs and facilitate capabilities, employment and livelihoods available to all.
We encourage everyone to attend the IPT 2015 Public Launch on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Engineering Theater, UP College of Engineering, Diliman, Q.C. from 9:30am to 12:30pm.
The Third Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, taking place from 1-3 December 2014 in Geneva, faces a tide of global crises stemming from states’ failure to ensure the protection and respect for human rights.