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:
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, together with the IRCT, has been continuously working to fight impunity in the Philippines by strengthening civil society and health sector partnerships to implement the Anti-Torture Act and to provide rehabilitation and documentation services to victims.
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
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
ANNOUNCEMENT SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON THE HEALTH SECTOR’S IMPLEMENTATION OF RA 9745 Theme: “Mainstreaming Human Rights in Public Health” A violation of one’s right demands for a remedy. Torture is one of the gravest forms of human rights violation. . It is a deliberate act of cruelty by inflicting severe physical and emotional sufferings against any persons. The right to torture rehabilitation is an integral part of the right to reparation.
Press release September 23, 2015 Paramilitary groups, impunity….the entrenched legacies of martial law More than nine months for the Aquino administration term end, his administration will be remembered for lost ground on important measures of breaking impunity which is the entrenched legacy of martial law, said the Medical Action Group Inc. (MAG), Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) on the 43rd
Statement April 30, 2015 Protect human rights defenders! Stop criminalization of human rights work! The Medical Action Group (MAG), Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) has launched a campaign affirming the essential contribution of human rights defenders to the promotion of human rights, democracy, development and good governance, and calling on the government to support and safeguard their work, and
April 30, 2015 (PHILIPPINES) Death of a human rights defender, Elisa Tulid, exacts a huge toll on physical and mental health conditions of victim’s family ISSUES: Right to an Effective Remedy, Access to Justice ______________________________________________________________________________ Dear friends, The Medical Action Group (MAG) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding provision of prompt, immediate and effective medical care to the relatives of Elisa L. Tulid, who was a victim of extrajudicial
URGENT APPEALApril 20, 2015(PHILIPPINES) Harassment and Frustrated Killing of Indigenous People Leader ISSUES: Right to Means of Subsistence, Right to Land______________________________________________________________________________ Dear friends, The Medical Action Group (MAG) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the harassment and frustrated killing of indigenous people, Manobo leader in Don Carlos, Bukidnon. If you wish to make any inquiries, please contact the Medical Action Group (MAG) through e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or call+632 4547513.______________________________________________________________________________