Public health is more than the services and facilities it provides. It is also about the organized efforts and informed choices of everyone, public and private, communities, and individuals in improving the country’s health outcomes. Health is after all a basic human right.
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’
Pro-people and rights-based COVID-19 response is needed, MAG statement on the Philippine Government’s COVID-19 response
MAG StatementSeptember 3, 2021 More than a year in lockdown, the Philippine government still needs to understand that the imposition of wide-scale lockdowns will not suffice in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. By September 1, 2021, the Philippines recorded a total of two (2) million COVID-19 cases. With a population of 109 million people, only around 33 million doses have been administered, with 13.7 million individuals fully vaccinated, and 19.3
Sa huling SONA ng kasalukuyang administrasyon, nananawagan ang taumbayan, kasama ng iba’t ibang sektor, at progresibong grupo: #DutertePanagutin #KarapatanHindiKarahasan #KabuhayanHindiPatayan #TUMINDIG #WAKASona
POOR GOVERNANCE IS THE REASON FOR THE RISE OF COVID-19 CASES, MAG Statement on the Philippine Government’s Response to COVID-19
MAG Statement on the Philippine Government’s Response to COVID-19 March 30, 2021 The recent spike of COVID-19 cases in the country undeniably proves the failure of the Philippine government’s response to the pandemic. The Philippines, which reported 10,016 new coronavirus cases on March 29, now has worst COVID-19 outbreak in Southeast Asia. Despite the government’s claim a month ago of its “excellent” response to the public health crisis and comparing
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All forms of discrimination against Health Workers must end NOW!, MAG Statement on the Discrimination against Health Workers amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
MAG Statement June 29, 2020 All forms of discrimination against Health Workers must end NOW! It is been more than a month since the Medical Action Group (MAG) issued a statement calling out against all forms of discriminatory treatments towards health workers amid the Covid 19 pandemic. Based on its monitoring from March to June 2020, there are already more than a hundred health workers who have experienced discrimination
Torture free Philippines should be the “new normal”, UATC Press release on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2020
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
SHOUT OUT AND NEVER HOLD BACK (HROnlinePH Statement on Defending the Freedom of Expression in times of public emergency)
HROnlinePH Statement on Defending the Freedom of Expression (FoE) in times of public emergency 12 April, 2020 SHOUT OUT and NEVER HOLD BACK Shutting our mouth can’t prevent us from voicing our opinion. While drastic times may call for drastic steps, any emergency measures particularly responding to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic must be necessary, proportionate, and should have the minimal possible impact on human rights especially on the right to