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(From the FORUM-ASIA website: https://www.forum-asia.org/)

The well-being of human rights defenders is a critical – but still often neglected – issue. Human rights defenders (HRDs) are particularly exposed to a number of different stressors. Unlike others, HRDs will generally have a higher exposure to stress and trauma, either directly or indirectly. 

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. 

Since the enactment of the Anti-Torture Act (Republic Act No. 9745) in 2009, the Philippine government has taken significant steps towards improving the legal structural framework for eradicating torture and supporting torture victims. This includes the elaboration of a rehabilitation programme for victims of torture and the establishment of a body to oversee the implementation of all aspects of the Anti-Torture Act. Regrettably, very few of these promises have become reality for rights holders on the ground.