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.
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.
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.
As a network of humanitarians, peace advocates, and human rights defenders, we call on concerned local government units and the military authorities to uphold humanitarian protection and to take steps to ensure civilian safety and welfare in the ongoing military campaign against the members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in and around the Liguasan Marsh in North Cotabato and Maguindanao.
Balay has called on concerned local government units and the military authorities to uphold humanitarian protection and to take steps to ensure civilian safety and welfare following the reported deaths of a pregnant woman and a 14-year old boy at the height of mortar shelling operations initiated by the armed forces against members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in the areas around the Liguasan Marsh in North Cotabato and Maguindanao. since June 10.
Balay Rehabilitation Center expressed its hopes for processes of healing, peace and justice in Mindanao at it joins Moro, indigenous peoples and settlers of Mindanao in monitoring Congress deliberations for the targeted passage of a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in Congress this week.