This training aims to increase knowledge and understanding on mental health and to enhance capacity of Human Rights Defenders on basic para-psychosocial skills
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
MAG opens the registration for the educational video series for human rights defenders (HRDs). The videos tackle what stress is and how to manage it, self-care, and overview of psychological first aid. Interested participants can register at: bit.ly/RegisterMVS to get access to the videos.
United Against Torture Coalition (UATC) – Philippines June 26, 2021 PUBLIC STATEMENT Philippine government must guarantee health care of persons deprived of liberty and decongest prison population to reduce the risk of COVID 19 spread. Today, the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines, a network of 20+ CSOs of human rights organizations and individual human rights defenders, stands in solidarity with all anti-torture advocates, and victim-survivors and their families around the
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
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
Several local and international policies and protocols ensure prevention of torture, as well as guide the response in providing for the needs and rights of torture survivors and their families.
Press release June 26, 2013 Make Philippines Torture Free Zone! On its seventh year, as it marks the June 26 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, members of the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines and various anti-torture advocates runs in the “Basta! Run Against Torture 7” (BRAT VII) to call on the government to make the Philippines a Torture Free Zone. To make the Philippines a torture free
It is true for any context that several preconditions must be in place for the promotion of documentation of torture to have solid impact in torture prevention among them: close collaboration between legal and police professions are on the same track focus on criteria for paradigmatic issue on and strengthening their capacity for effective investigation and prosecution of torture cases in the country. By Christine O. Avendaño Philippine Daily Inquirer