“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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HEAL NOT HARM | Denial of care is torture – former Health secretary

HEAL NOT HARM | Denial of care is torture – former Health secretary

  • December 9, 2016

As part of its continuous advocacy on torture prevention, MAG launches a three-year project, “Heal not Harm: Preventing Torture in the Philippine Health Care Setting”, which aims to disseminate information, document, and identify areas of torture and illegal detention in the Philippine health care setting.

MAG and support groups paid courtesy call on the EU Delegation to the Philippines

MAG and support groups paid courtesy call on the EU Delegation to the Philippines

  • July 20, 2016

  European Union (EU) Delegation to the Philippines’ First Secretary Jerome Riviere (fourth from left, standing) and Mr. Margarito Raynera, Jr., Programme Officer (first from right, standing), meets with members of the Medical Action Group (MAG), Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), Veronica Cabe (seated, center) of Coal Free Bataan Movement (CFBM) and, relatives and support groups of slain human rights defender Gloria Capitan https://www.fidh.org/en/issues/human-rights-defenders/the-philippines-assassination-of-ms-gloria-capitan of Samahan ng Nagkakaisang

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“Change for the Planet – Care for the People”

  • November 10, 2015

DKA Austria #Orthman  Superhero (video) campaign ÖRTHMAN on COP21 in Paris. It is part of the international campaign “Change for the Planet – Care for the People” of the international alliance of Catholic development agencies CIDSE: http://www.cidse.org/rethinking-development/change-for-the-planet-care-for-the-people.html The story: We have invented an Austrian super hero: ÖRTHMAN (Earthman – the spelling follows the German pronunciation; “Ö” also connotes “Österreich”/Austria and “Ökologie”/Ecology) has saved the planet from doom by fighting his evil

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