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 Rehabilitation Center in partnership with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) organized a psychoeducation activity to help jail personnel manage their work-related stress and  treat better the persons detained in their facility.  A total of 30 jail officers from Metro Manila District Jail 5 (MMDJ5)  participated in two separate workshops on stress management and self-care held in Tanay, Rizal on  March 2019.

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Forty youth and community leaders gathered in the Holy Trinity Parish Church in Sampaloc, Manila on February 25, 2019 to discuss the implication of confining child offenders as young as nine years old in juvenile detention homes as proposed by the House of Representatives. The activity was organized by Pagkakaisa ng Sambayanan ng Balic-Balic (Pasamba) – an association of residents who live in areas where children who subsists in the streets or loiter in public spaces  are at risk of being accosted by authorities in line with the government’s campaign  against criminality and illegal drugs.

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Experts from various disciplines participated in a three-day workshop on enhancing their abilities to conduct monitoring visits in places where persons are deprived of liberty and to prevent torture and ill treatment from taking place. The event was organized through the collaboration of the Balay Rehabilitation Center, the Danish Institute against Torture (DIGNITY), and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). It was held in Microtel Technohub in Quezon City on February 21-23, 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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