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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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 Rehabilitation Center and the regional office of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Region IX have formalized their commitment to promote human rights and freedom from torture of persons deprived of liberty in Western Mindanao through a Memorandum of Agreement signed by the heads of both organizations in Pagadian City on April 23,  2019.

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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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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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