This booklet, ‘Psychosocial Well-being for Human Rights Defenders in the Philippines’, aims to provide HRDs with the basic knowledge to address their well-being individually, organisationally and as a movement.
“Respect, protect, and promote human rights, end the assault against human rights defenders, and give more attention to responding to the need for basic social services instead of the flagship WOD program of the government” – Call during the 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of the current Philippine Administration
MAG has joined the mobilization with other progressive groups and organizations in Metro Manila on July 2019 to campaign for the promotion and observance of human rights in all of the government policies and programs, and asserting Philippine sovereignty. This is still a response to the rampant and continuous disrespect of the government to human rights principles and inaction to respond to the violations. As with the previous SONA, the
The Medical Action Group (MAG) conducts a medical mission providing medical and psychological services to human rights defenders and their families in Ormoc, Leyte last April 4 – 5, 2019.
The Medical Action Group published a handbook with instructional content targeting human rights defenders to urge them to practice self-care.
The Medical Action Group (MAG) in its activities continuously made efforts to work with the UN system with a mandate to protect human rights defenders through continuous communication and joint submission of reports to relevant stakeholders. The submission is part of the “Use of Evidence Based Approach to Human Rights Documentation and Monitoring for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and their Families, and in the Fight Against Impunity” project
Statement April 30, 2015 Protect human rights defenders! Stop criminalization of human rights work! The Medical Action Group (MAG), Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) has launched a campaign affirming the essential contribution of human rights defenders to the promotion of human rights, democracy, development and good governance, and calling on the government to support and safeguard their work, and
December 10, 2014Press release Human rights groups urge the government to lead the way in the protection of human rights defenders in the ASEAN region The Medical Action Group (MAG) and Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) urge the government to lead the way in the protection and defense of human rights defenders in the ASEAN region through enactment of a law on the protection of human rights defenders
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2013 EU supports human rights groups to protect human rights defenders The European Union (EU) provides financial support to two national human rights groups namely the Medical Action Group (MAG) and the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) worth Php 25 million in their work for the protection of human rights defenders and in their fight against impunity in the Philippines. On December 10,
MAG is one with all health and human rights organizations to demand the administration to #StandUpforHumanRights through upholding the universal rights of every Filipino. #AllHumanRIghtsForAll
Written by Balay Rehabilitation Centre and the Medical Action Group (MAG) with the technical support of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims Funded by the European Union under the IRCT’s Data in the Fight against Impunity (DFI) Project. This report has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The Danish Institute against Torture (DIGNITY) also provided support in the data collection and in other torture