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Rights groups put up symbolic memorial for victims of extrajudicial killings, renew calls for justice

Human rights groups Hustisya and Rise Up for Life and for Rights, along with several other advocacy groups and families of victims of extrajudicial killings, held a gathering for justice on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Ecumenical Center of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines in Quezon City. The gathering is among the opening activities for the December 10 International Human Rights Day coordinated protests.

Surface Honey Mae Suazo, Free Cora Agovida! Hands off women and environmental human rights defenders!

November 29 is designated by women’s groups worldwide as the International Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) Day. It is a day meant to celebrate the contributions of women defenders in advancing women’s rights, as well as commemorate the colorful and courageous lives of WHRDs who were killed in the line of fire. 

Karapatan Negros Oriental coordinator remembered by family and colleagues, 2 years after her killing

November 28, 2019 marks the second year after Karapatan’s Negros Oriental coordinator Elisa Badayos and peasant coordinator Eleuterio Moises were killed while on a factfinding mission in Bayawan, Negros Oriental. 

Two Pinay rights defenders at risk receive recognition for activism

Two women activists and officers of human rights group Karapatan were recently commended for their staunch efforts in the defense of human rights.

Karapatan echoes Robredo's question: What is this government hiding?

"There was never any sincere attempt on the part of the Duterte government to address the root causes of the drug menace to begin with.

10 years after the Ampatuan massacre: zero justice, attacks on journalists continue

Human rights group Karapatan expressed its solidarity with the families of the 58 defenseless victims of the infamous Ampatuan Massacre in commemorating its 10th year and in urging the government to convict the butcher’s merciless masterminds.

A year since Duterte’s MO No. 32, Karapatan blasts de facto martial law in Negros, Eastern Visayas, Bicol

Human rights group Karapatan strongly criticized the de facto martial law situation in Negros, Eastern Visayas and Bicol that has resulted in human rights violations in the said regions, after a year of implementation of Pres.

NTF is a dangerous superbody that imposes de facto martial rule in PH - Karapatan

Human rights alliance Karapatan said, after President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent joint command conference with the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), that the “NTF’s militarist whole-of-nation approach to the armed confli

Karapatan: Duterte admin continues to evade accountability on drug war killings, rights violations

Human rights alliance Karapatan today commented that “even as Pres.

Bicutan political prisoners rap “sinister” scheme to dump them in far-flung jails

Political prisoners rapped the “sinister and inhumane scheme” now being rolled out through court motions to move them out of Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City to “harsher and less secure conditions” in local jails mostly outside Metro Manila.

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