Defending human rights comes at too high a price especially when the President himself publicly displays his contempt for human rights, and had even threatened to shoot human rights defenders for criticizing his anti-people policies.
The mood of this year's progressive social movement-led rally on President Duterte's second State of the Nation's Address was completely different from that of last year's which was marked by optimism; this year it was a protest against Duterte's failed promises.
Duterte should immediately stop the killings and withdraw repressive State policies which perpetrate violations and constrict any certainty of punishment for the violators. Ultimately, he must address the deteriorating human rights and people's rights situation in the country - Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People's Rights
12 health activist from all over Europe gathered in Lokeren (Belgium) for TWHA's first summer school form 7-9 July. They discussed health as a social product and found out what role they can play to reach better access to health care for everyone.
"The military operation conducted in Marawi and Maguindanao openly announced by government to be an operation against the small Maute and other terrorist groups that they claimed to be affiliated with the ISIS, can be characterized as an overkill" - from the report of the National Interfaith Humanitarian Mission