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  • Philippine government urged to accept and implement important recommendations of the human rights UPR 41

    Tuesday, 15 November 2022 | Statement

    In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) deeply appreciates the support of States to the recommendations of iDEFEND and other CSOs in this year’s universal periodic review of the Philippines. These recommendations were raised before the government in today’s Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council.

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  • Human rights groups raise crucial issues ahead of Monday’s Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines

    Tuesday, 15 November 2022 | Statement

    Geneva, Switzerland- Human rights groups including In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND), Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), Lilak Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights and Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC) hoped that the fourth cycle of the Universal Period review of the Philippines brings more positive response from the…

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  • 100 days and failing: Marcos Jr’s first hundred days as President

    Saturday, 8 October 2022 | Statement

    The first 100 days of President Marcos Jr.’s administration spelled 100 days of failed governance as inflation continues to wreak havoc on the people’s income. Reaching the highest at almost seven percent in four years, and even at double digit figures in some regions, inflation meant that the most basic food items such as rice, sugar and salt are disappearing from the dining table of the poorest…

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  • TUMINDIG para sa Katotohanan, Kasaysayan, at Demokrasya

    Wednesday, 21 September 2022 | Statement

    Limampung taon mula nang ideklara ang batas militar sa ating bayan. Nagawa ng mamamayang Pilipinong ipagtanggol at ipagwagi ang laban na muling umiral ang demokrasya sa bansa. Ngunit ito’y patuloy na pinipilit nakawing muli, binabaluktot ang kasaysayan, itinatanggi ang katotohanan, at pilit na pinaliliit ang espasyo para sa ating karapatang magpahayag at kalayaang magprotesta sa lahat ng…

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  • The State of Human Rights and urgent demands

    Saturday, 23 July 2022 | Statement

    The Duterte regime left the Philippines reeling in severe economic depression, with skyrocketing prices of basic commodities, eroded jobs and livelihood security and dire impacts of failed pandemic response. Poverty, illnesses and hunger have remained unaddressed despite a 12. 76 Trillion Peso national debt at the end of April 2022. Graft and corruption in frontline agencies such as Philhealth…

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