"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
The progressive social movement continues to oppose President Duterte's declaration of martial law in Mindanao as it vowed to stage massive protests amidst the threat of extending the military rule to the entire country
The World Health Organization has a new leader: as the first African ever, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, will be the new Director-General of the UN-organization. Promising words have been said. Aletha Wallace, G3W-volunteer, was present in Geneva during the election, and gives an analysis from a civil society perspective.
In a statement, TWHA partner Climate Change Network for Community-based Initiatives (CCNCI) has condemned President Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate agreement. Below is the full text of the statement.
Progressive groups in the Philippines are calling human rights advocates all over the world to extend solidarity to the people of Mindanao and the whole country by calling on President Duterte to revoke his martial law declaration.
"Despite attempts by the Philippine delegation to justify the Duterte administration’s war on drugs and to present a positive picture of its achievements on the political, economic, social and cultural rights of the people, most of the attending states still raised serious concerns on a host of human rights issues that remain unaddressed.”