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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AN APPEAL TO PRESIDENT AQUINO AND THE LAWMAKERS

PROTECT THE IDPs, STRENGTHEN DURABLE SOLUTIONS

For many decades now, the communities in many parts of Mindanao have repeatedly experienced armed conflict and militarization resulting to their forced evacuation and displacement from their homelands. Thousands of indigenous peoples, pastoralists, and land tillers in other parts of the country have also been involuntarily separated from their farms and ancestral domain due to social violence and intrusion of exploitative big business and extractive industries. Moreover, the recurrence of extreme weather events and destructive geological and oceanic phenomenon aggravated by climate change have made many communities vulnerable to producing more “disaster IDPs” in the country.

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