“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

“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

  • July 30, 2019

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

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Protect Human Rights Defenders

  • February 10, 2016

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

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Protect human rights defenders! Stop criminalization of human rights work

  • April 30, 2015

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

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Human rights groups urge the government to lead the way in the protection of human rights defenders in the ASEAN region

Human rights groups urge the government to lead the way in the protection of human rights defenders in the ASEAN region

  • December 9, 2014

  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

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EU supports human rights groups to protect human rights defenders

  • December 9, 2013

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,

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