Stop the Attack Against Human Rights Defenders
Saturday, 9 December 2017 | Statement
The In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) condemn in the strongest terms – the continuing attack against human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Philippines which is now compounded by the Duterte administration’s anti-human rights policies and actions that are creating a more hostile environment for human rights…
Statement on the Formal Launch of the Global Days of Action in Defense of the Right to Life
Friday, 1 December 2017 | Statement
Today iDEFEND launches 10 days of Global Action in Defense of the Right to Life, culminating on December 10th, human rights day. It does so with trepidation in the midst of fierce and relentless mobilizations towards a so-called revolutionary government or “revgov” by supporters of President Duterte.
Huwag Magpalinlang sa Huwad na Rebolusyon
Thursday, 30 November 2017 | Statement
“Rebolusyong Duterte” laban sa oligarkiya sa pulitika at “tanging si Duterte ang makakapamuno dito”.
Nangunguna sa pagbabando dito ang koalisyong Tapang at Malasakit ni Presidential Daughter at Davao Mayor Sara Duterte, kasama ang mga namamag-asang makapasok sa pulitika,pati dating rebeldeng sundalo at “rebolusyonaryo”, at ang mga Marcoses.
Duterte a gross human rights violator
Tuesday, 7 November 2017 | Statement
"Duterte is a gross human rights violator who uses the war on drugs as a tool to impose authoritarian rule in order to inflict unopposed, anti-people economic policies, towards further exacerbating human rights violations against the Filipino nation. He has effectively undermined the spaces and opportunities for engagement with civil society as well as government’s obligations to human rights…
Press Statement: On the occasion of the 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | Statement
On October 10, In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) marks World Day Against the Death Penalty. The Philippines is poised to re-introduce the death penalty after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of House Bill 4724 earlier this year. Capital punishment was twice abolished- via the 1987 Constitution, and by an implementing law under the Macapagal-…