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.
Balay partners with Bahay Pag-Asa in Malabon and Navotas to promote humane treatment of children in conflict with the law
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.
Jail managers adhere to prevent torture and improve humane treatment of persons deprived of liberty in Western Mindanao
Jail managers in western Mindanao have affirmed their commitment to promote torture-free jails during the training of wardens on human rights held in Dapitan in Zamboanga del Norte from June 12-14, 2019. The three-day activity was organized by Balay Rehabilitation Center in partnership with the regional office of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) based in Pagadian City.
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.