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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What is torture?

The rights of the child

Reporting torture

Responsibility

 

What is Torture?

Ang torture ay ang intensyunal na pananakit o pagpapahirap sa isang tao, pisikal man o mental, upang makakuha ng impormasyon, pag-amin, o bilang parusa. Ito ay ginagawa ng sinumang bahagi ng estado o ginawa ng may kaalaman ang awtoridad. Maliban sa pananakit o pagpapahirap, ang tortyur ay maari ring mga aktong hindi makatao, malupit, o magdadala ng kahihiyan sa biktima nito.

Ang mga aktong ito ay madalas nararanasan ng mga bata sa kanilang pang araw-araw ng buhay. Ang mga bata na kabilang sa bulnerableng sektor ay dapat protektahan laban sa torture.

Sino mang biktima ng pang-aabuso, torture at iba pang uri ng karahasan, bata man o matanda, ay maaring magsampa ng reklamo laban sa mga gumawa nito!

 

What is Torture?

Ang torture ay ang intensyunal na pananakit o pagpapahirap sa isang tao, pisikal man o mental, upang makakuha ng impormasyon, pag-amin, o bilang parusa. Ito ay ginagawa ng sinumang bahagi ng estado o ginawa ng may kaalaman ang awtoridad. Maliban sa pananakit o pagpapahirap, ang tortyur ay maari ring mga aktong hindi makatao, malupit, o magdadala ng kahihiyan sa biktima nito.

Ang mga aktong ito ay madalas nararanasan ng mga bata sa kanilang pang araw-araw ng buhay. Ang mga bata na kabilang sa bulnerableng sektor ay dapat protektahan laban sa torture.

Sino mang biktima ng pang-aabuso, torture at iba pang uri ng karahasan, bata man o matanda, ay maaring magsampa ng reklamo laban sa mga gumawa nito!

 

The rights of the child

May mga karapatan ang mga Children at Risk (CAR) at Children in Conflict with the LAw (CICL) laban sa pananakit at tortyur.

Ito ay nakasaad sa iba’t ibang batas at internasyonal na dokumento katulad ng the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Republic act no. 9344 / Juvenile Justice and Welfare act as amended and Republic act no. 9745 / Anti-torture act of 2009.

Ilan sa mga karapatan ng CAR at CICL ayon sa batas ay mga sumusunod.

 

The rights of the child

May mga karapatan ang mga Children at Risk (CAR) at Children in Conflict with the LAw (CICL) laban sa pananakit at tortyur.

Ito ay nakasaad sa iba’t ibang batas at internasyonal na dokumento katulad ng the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Republic act no. 9344 / Juvenile Justice and Welfare act as amended and Republic act no. 9745 / Anti-torture act of 2009.

Ilan sa mga karapatan ng CAR at CICL ayon sa batas ay mga sumusunod.

 

The rights of the child

May mga karapatan ang mga Children at Risk (CAR) at Children in Conflict with the LAw (CICL) laban sa pananakit at tortyur.

Ito ay nakasaad sa iba’t ibang batas at internasyonal na dokumento katulad ng the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Republic act no. 9344 / Juvenile Justice and Welfare act as amended and Republic act no. 9745 / Anti-torture act of 2009.

Ilan sa mga karapatan ng CAR at CICL ayon sa batas ay mga sumusunod.

 

The rights of the child

May mga karapatan ang mga Children at Risk (CAR) at Children in Conflict with the LAw (CICL) laban sa pananakit at tortyur.

Ito ay nakasaad sa iba’t ibang batas at internasyonal na dokumento katulad ng the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Republic act no. 9344 / Juvenile Justice and Welfare act as amended and Republic act no. 9745 / Anti-torture act of 2009.

Ilan sa mga karapatan ng CAR at CICL ayon sa batas ay mga sumusunod.

 

The rights of the child

May mga karapatan ang mga Children at Risk (CAR) at Children in Conflict with the LAw (CICL) laban sa pananakit at tortyur.

Ito ay nakasaad sa iba’t ibang batas at internasyonal na dokumento katulad ng the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Republic act no. 9344 / Juvenile Justice and Welfare act as amended and Republic act no. 9745 / Anti-torture act of 2009.

Ilan sa mga karapatan ng CAR at CICL ayon sa batas ay mga sumusunod.

 

The rights of the child

May mga karapatan ang mga Children at Risk (CAR) at Children in Conflict with the LAw (CICL) laban sa pananakit at tortyur.

Ito ay nakasaad sa iba’t ibang batas at internasyonal na dokumento katulad ng the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Republic act no. 9344 / Juvenile Justice and Welfare act as amended and Republic act no. 9745 / Anti-torture act of 2009.

Ilan sa mga karapatan ng CAR at CICL ayon sa batas ay mga sumusunod.

 

Report Torture

Hindi dahilan ang edad, katayuan sa buhay, o mga nagawa upang saktan at tortyurin ang sinuman

Ang mga sumusunod ay ilang praktikal na paraan upang maisumbong o maiparating sa kinauukulan ang naranasang panonortyur o pagmamalupit.

Maaari tayong Sumangguni sa mga awtoridad tulad ng mga sumusunod:

Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (sa kanilang Facebook page o Messenger: @JJWCOfficial)

Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (sa kanilang Facebook page/Messenger: @chrgovph o sa kanilang hotline na: 09360680982 - Globe, 09205061194 - Smart)

Pwede din sa Barangay Council for the Protection of Children ng inyong barangay o kaya sa pinagkakatiwalaang NGO tulad ng Balay at ng Children's Legal Rights and Development Center, Inc.

Kaya sa di inaasahang ganitong karanasan, dapat, alam na TandaanHandaIkwentoSumangguni!

#TortureFreePhilippines

#ChildrenNotCriminals

 

Report Torture

Hindi dahilan ang edad, katayuan sa buhay, o mga nagawa upang saktan at tortyurin ang sinuman

Ang mga sumusunod ay ilang praktikal na paraan upang maisumbong o maiparating sa kinauukulan ang naranasang panonortyur o pagmamalupit.

Maaari tayong Sumangguni sa mga awtoridad tulad ng mga sumusunod:

Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (sa kanilang Facebook page o Messenger: @JJWCOfficial)

Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (sa kanilang Facebook page/Messenger: @chrgovph o sa kanilang hotline na: 09360680982 - Globe, 09205061194 - Smart)

Pwede din sa Barangay Council for the Protection of Children ng inyong barangay o kaya sa pinagkakatiwalaang NGO tulad ng Balay at ng Children's Legal Rights and Development Center, Inc.

Kaya sa di inaasahang ganitong karanasan, dapat, alam na TandaanHandaIkwentoSumangguni!

#TortureFreePhilippines

#ChildrenNotCriminals

 

Report Torture

Hindi dahilan ang edad, katayuan sa buhay, o mga nagawa upang saktan at tortyurin ang sinuman

Ang mga sumusunod ay ilang praktikal na paraan upang maisumbong o maiparating sa kinauukulan ang naranasang panonortyur o pagmamalupit.

Maaari tayong Sumangguni sa mga awtoridad tulad ng mga sumusunod:

Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (sa kanilang Facebook page o Messenger: @JJWCOfficial)

Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (sa kanilang Facebook page/Messenger: @chrgovph o sa kanilang hotline na: 09360680982 - Globe, 09205061194 - Smart)

Pwede din sa Barangay Council for the Protection of Children ng inyong barangay o kaya sa pinagkakatiwalaang NGO tulad ng Balay at ng Children's Legal Rights and Development Center, Inc.

Kaya sa di inaasahang ganitong karanasan, dapat, alam na TandaanHandaIkwentoSumangguni!

#TortureFreePhilippines

#ChildrenNotCriminals

 

Report Torture

Hindi dahilan ang edad, katayuan sa buhay, o mga nagawa upang saktan at tortyurin ang sinuman

Ang mga sumusunod ay ilang praktikal na paraan upang maisumbong o maiparating sa kinauukulan ang naranasang panonortyur o pagmamalupit.

Maaari tayong Sumangguni sa mga awtoridad tulad ng mga sumusunod:

Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (sa kanilang Facebook page o Messenger: @JJWCOfficial)

Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (sa kanilang Facebook page/Messenger: @chrgovph o sa kanilang hotline na: 09360680982 - Globe, 09205061194 - Smart)

Pwede din sa Barangay Council for the Protection of Children ng inyong barangay o kaya sa pinagkakatiwalaang NGO tulad ng Balay at ng Children's Legal Rights and Development Center, Inc.

Kaya sa di inaasahang ganitong karanasan, dapat, alam na TandaanHandaIkwentoSumangguni!

#TortureFreePhilippines

#ChildrenNotCriminals

 

Report Torture

Hindi dahilan ang edad, katayuan sa buhay, o mga nagawa upang saktan at tortyurin ang sinuman

Ang mga sumusunod ay ilang praktikal na paraan upang maisumbong o maiparating sa kinauukulan ang naranasang panonortyur o pagmamalupit.

Maaari tayong Sumangguni sa mga awtoridad tulad ng mga sumusunod:

Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (sa kanilang Facebook page o Messenger: @JJWCOfficial)

Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (sa kanilang Facebook page/Messenger: @chrgovph o sa kanilang hotline na: 09360680982 - Globe, 09205061194 - Smart)

Pwede din sa Barangay Council for the Protection of Children ng inyong barangay o kaya sa pinagkakatiwalaang NGO tulad ng Balay at ng Children's Legal Rights and Development Center, Inc.

Kaya sa di inaasahang ganitong karanasan, dapat, alam na TandaanHandaIkwentoSumangguni!

#TortureFreePhilippines

#ChildrenNotCriminals

 

Responsibility

Ang estado at ang mga nakatatanda ay may responsibilidad at obligasyong protektahan ang mga bata laban sa tortyur at iba pang uri ng mga karahan sa pamamagitan ng: Pag- Pigil, Pag-protekta, Pag-report!

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