June 25 – 2010 – The Medical Action Group, Inc. (MAG), together with various human rights groups and activists ran as one and condemn torture. MAG, as one of the steering committee members of the United against Torture Coalition Philippines (UATC), worked with Amnesty International Philippines, the current UATC secretariat in organizing this annual event – Basta! Run Against Torture (BRAT). The aforementioned gathering celebrated its 4th year of
On the Subpoena Issued by Indonesian Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs to Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar 15th September 2021 As of 26th of August 2021, Indonesian Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, issued a subpoena to Fatia Maulidiyanti (Executive Coordinator of KontraS) and Haris Azhar (Executive Director of Lokotaru). The subpoena was requested by reason of defamation against the ministry. Defamation was seen through Fatia and Haris’
MAG opens the registration for the educational video series for human rights defenders (HRDs). The videos tackle what stress is and how to manage it, self-care, and overview of psychological first aid. Interested participants can register at: bit.ly/RegisterMVS to get access to the videos.
United Against Torture Coalition (UATC) – Philippines June 26, 2021 PUBLIC STATEMENT Philippine government must guarantee health care of persons deprived of liberty and decongest prison population to reduce the risk of COVID 19 spread. Today, the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines, a network of 20+ CSOs of human rights organizations and individual human rights defenders, stands in solidarity with all anti-torture advocates, and victim-survivors and their families around the
This video aims to inform and remind people-at-risk on the effects of stress and how it can be effectively managed through self-care and other means readily available to them.
United Against Torture Coalition (UATC) – Philippines Press Release 26 June 2020 Torture free Philippines should be the “new normal” Today 26 June, the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines, a broad network of human rights organizations and human rights defenders together with its partners, In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND), Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the Commission on
PUBLIC STATEMENT JUNE 5, 2020 ANTI-TERROR LAW WILL MAKE “TORTURE” A NEW NORMAL We, the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC), the broadest network of civil society organizations and individuals working for the prevention of torture in the Philippines, vehemently condemn the treacherous imminent approval of the new Anti-Terror law that may institutionalize the use of torture and ill treatment in the name of counter-terrorism. The enactment of the new Anti-Terror
The family of slain anti-coal plant activist has sought the help of President Rodrigo Duterte for justice, a week after victim Gloria Capitan, 57, was killed by an assassin in Bataan. At a press conference on Friday in Quezon City, Capitan’s family appealed to Duterte to dig into the bottom of the case. Human rights defenders and leaders of human rights organizations also joined Capitan’s family in the call for
MEDIA ADVISORY PLEASE COVER: Note to News Desk/Editors: We would be grateful if you would send reporter and photographer to the following event: 30th EDSA Anniversary #EDSA30 MEDIA and PUBLIC FORUM “Human Rights from Aquino to Aquino” EDSA@30: A Civil Society Assessment of Gains, Reverses and Challenges Human Rights Agenda 2016 for Election and Beyond February 24, 2016 (Wednesday) 9:00AM Forum and 11:00AM Press Conference University of the Philippines,