Data Presentation and Consultation with the participating DOH Psychiatry Hospitals and Departments

Data Presentation and Consultation with the participating DOH Psychiatry Hospitals and Departments

  • November 3, 2019

MAG has also conducted an activity on data presentation and consultation with the participating DOH hospitals in October 2019 at Metro Manila, in order to consult with the participating hospitals to further improve the initial findings and analysis of the research. Participants of the activity include personnel from our partner DOH Hospitals specifically the following: (i) Hospital or Medical Center Chief; (ii) Training Officer; and (iii) Head of the Psychiatry

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Data Presentation and Consultation with some Mental Health and Patient Support Groups

Data Presentation and Consultation with some Mental Health and Patient Support Groups

  • October 6, 2019

MAG has conducted an activity on data presentation and consultation with partner organizations and advocates in October 2019 at Metro Manila, in order to consult with these groups the initial findings and analysis of the research. Different mental health organizations and patient support groups (both previously engaged and new networks have been invited, which includes the following: Disability Rights Advocates Corner (DRAC) Youth for Mental Health Coalition, Inc. (Y4MH) World

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Commemoration of the 47th year of  Martial Law

Commemoration of the 47th year of Martial Law

  • September 22, 2019

MAG has joined a mobilization in Metro Manila, with the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), along with other progressive organizations, religious groups and partner communities, on September 2019, to commemorate the Martial Law period through a program where some of the survivor-victims shared their experiences on human rights violations. After this, a religious (Catholic) mass has been held in honor of the victims, survivors, and families of the

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Identifying gaps and challenges in medico legal practice: a multidisciplinary workshop

  • August 2, 2019

A multidisciplinary workshop titled “Increasing Competence on Documentation: A multidisciplinary workshop on medico legal” is held on July 31-August 1, 2019 to primarily identify the gaps and challenges in the medico legal practice in the country and to get physicians and other stakeholders on board in the establishment of the medico legal reviewer (MLR) teams in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The workshop also meant to develop necessary guidelines and protocols

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“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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Black Friday Protests on the UNHCR ruling on EJKs in the Philippines

Black Friday Protests on the UNHCR ruling on EJKs in the Philippines

  • July 20, 2019

MAG has participated in the organized Metro Manila mobilizations every week (during Fridays, for 6 weeks of July to August 2019), of the PAHRA-IDEFEND in which each week has an assigned theme that relates to the positive support given by the UNHCR by releasing a ruling that requests an investigation on the EJKs happening in he Philippines.

A TRAINING ON FORENSIC INVESTIGATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

A TRAINING ON FORENSIC INVESTIGATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

  • January 16, 2019

The Medical Action Group (MAG) hosted a training offering the necessary knowledge and skills for health and legal professionals as well as civil society organizations on the subjects of  forensic investigation and medico-legal procedures and protocols. The training, titled “Training on Forensic Investigation for Human Rights Violations”, was held on January 15-16, 2019.  This training included: overview of the legal framework (in the point of view of human rights investigation);

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ENSURING ACCESS TO HEALTH OF VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN PRIMARY HEALTHCARE SETTINGS

ENSURING ACCESS TO HEALTH OF VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN PRIMARY HEALTHCARE SETTINGS

  • December 4, 2018

The Medical Action Group facilitated a workshop titled, “Ensuring Access to Health of Victims of Human RIghts Violations in the Primary Healthcare Settings”, and was held December 3-4, 2018 in Manila City.  The purpose of the workshop was to develop guidelines on recognizing and identifying cases of human rights violations in all levels of care. Workshop participants represented a broad array of health professionals, including municipal health officers, rural health

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DEVELOPING THE FORENSIC CAPACITY OF CIVIL SOCIETY FOR JUSTICE

DEVELOPING THE FORENSIC CAPACITY OF CIVIL SOCIETY FOR JUSTICE

  • November 30, 2018

Civil society organizations have been trained to effectively document human rights violations and to contribute in gathering evidence for objective investigation. This increased their understanding on their roles and contribution to strengthen the enforcement of rule of law. The training was conducted in Quezon City, Pampanga, and Cebu City.The training started with Dr. Raquel Fortun, a forensic pathologist, on proper documentation for case buildup. After that, Vincent Go, a news

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PHYSICIANS’ TRAINING ON MEDICO-LEGAL DOCUMENTATION

PHYSICIANS’ TRAINING ON MEDICO-LEGAL DOCUMENTATION

  • October 6, 2018

In an effort to promote accountability for human rights violations, the Medical Action Group (MAG) conducted a two-day capacity building to medical doctors to strengthen their documentation and investigation practices. The training entitled, “UNCOVERING THE BODY OF EVIDENCE: A Physicians’ Training for Medico Legal Documentation”, was held on October 4-5, 2018. Training participants are mainly municipal health officers, who serve as public doctors in their areas.  The training comprised of:

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