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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SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON THE HEALTH SECTOR’S IMPLEMENTATION OF RA 9745

  • October 13, 2015

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.

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Paramilitary groups, impunity….the entrenched legacies of martial law

Paramilitary groups, impunity….the entrenched legacies of martial law

  • September 23, 2015

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

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Protect human rights defenders! Stop criminalization of human rights work

  • April 30, 2015

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

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URGENT APPEAL

  • April 30, 2015

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

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Urgent Appeal: Harassment and Frustrated Killing of Indigenous People Leader

  • April 22, 2015

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: mag.1982@magph.org or call+632 4547513.______________________________________________________________________________

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IRCT welcomes UN resolution calling for protection of health workers around the world

  • January 20, 2015

The IRCT welcomes a landmark resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly, calling on states to take immediate steps to ensure the protection of health workers across the world. The first of its kind to recognise the severity of attacks on health professionals, facilities, and patients in all circumstances, the resolution comes at a time when a growing number of doctors, nurses, community health workers and other health providers are

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