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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Balay hailed the passage of the  bill that grants a total of 17 rights and fundamental freedoms to human rights defenders during the plenary session of the House of Representatives on June 3. The bill got the unanimous approval  of 183 lawmakers on the final reading.

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An inter-agency working group that seeks to promote child protection and address issues related to gender-based violence is in the process of being instituted to the newly formed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), with Balay Rehabilitation Center as a member of its core group. The working group will be formally known as the Joint Regional Child Protection and Gender-based Violence Working Group or the Joint JRCPGBVWG.

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Twelve sitting senators have expressed support to the call of child rights advocates to not pass the bill that seeks to consider as criminals children as young as 12 years old who are in conflict with the law.  This was reported by representatives of the children’s coalition who talked to lawmakers at the resumption of the senate session on May 20, 2019.

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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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High Commissioner Bachelet calls on States to take strong action against inequalities

Bachelet highlights major human rights situations around the world in address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

“Inequalities stir grievances and unrest; fuel hatred, violence, and threats to peace; and force people to leave their homes and countries. Inequalities undermine social progress, and economic and political stability. But human rights build hope. They bind humanity together with shared principles and a better future, in sharp contrast to the divisive, destructive forces of repression, exploitation, scapegoating, discrimination – and inequalities,”

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