A Philippine Human Rights NGO providing Psychosocial Services and Rehabilitation to Internally Displaced Persons and Survivors of Torture and Organized Violence.

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A bill that seeks to prevent torture in places of detention and respect the right of persons deprived of liberty has been filed at the House of Representative last July 23, 2019.

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Social workers and staff who manage facilities for child offenders participated in  psycho-education activities to promote their well-being and dissuade them from resorting to ill-treatment and cruel or degrading form of punishment as a way to discipline their clients.

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Balay joined the global commemoration of the day when the UN Convention against Torture (UNCAT) took effect with thirty jail officers who participated in a training on torture prevention and promotion of humane treatment of persons deprived of liberty in Pagadian  City from June 26 to 29, 2019.

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Statement of Support for the Establishment of a National Monitoring Body for the Prevention of Torture in Places of Detention

Throughout the years, Balay has cultivated a strong partnership with the Commission on Human Rights in the promotion and protection of rights of persons deprived of liberty. We call to mind how, for instance, Balay and other civil society organizations under the  United against Torture Coalition (UATC) have worked with the  CHR in creating the  momentum towards the passage of the Anti-Torture Law in 2009 which, among others, prohibited torture and ill treatment of  persons under the custody of  persons in authority.

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BALAY's Stand Point on the 2019 National Elections

As an organization of human rights defenders, Balay  endorses the following  10-point agenda for the 2019 national  election along with their critical aspects  which,  from its perspective, could be used as a yardstick by voters in making an informed decision on who among the candidates to support and whom to reject.

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