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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Briefing Notes on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) under Consideration by the Legislative Bicameral Conference

The Bangsamoro Basic Law was crafted  by the Bangamoro Transition Commission (BTC) in accordance with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) signed by and between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on 27 March 2014.  It was a product of 17-years of tortuous negotiations between the two parties, and has undergone a series of consultations among parties in conflict.

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