On the occasion of International human rights day on the 10th of December 2016, Human Rights Matter (HRM) stands up for the rights of political prisoners and imprisoned human rights defenders in the Philippines. Human Rights Matter is seriously concerned and alarmed to hear about the death of the detained political prisoner Bernabe Ocasla, who … Continue reading A call to the President urging to be abided by his own self declared promises: Release all political prisoners and imprisoned human rights defenders!!
Human Rights Matter (HRM) is deeply distraught by the outrageous attack and KILLING of innocent FARMERS AND Lumad indigenous people IN KIDAPAWAN, NORTH COTABATO by the PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE. Notwithstanding the persistently ongoing repression and tyrannical killings, assaults, forced disappearances and other inhuman treatments against FARMERS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES and against human rights defenders and … Continue reading Human Rights Matter Statement to the Kidapawan Massacre
Our deepest condolences goes to the people in Brussels who have been victims of recent attacks. Let us also not forget all those who throughout the world are also victims of such attacks and violence, as no life is more important than any other. As Human Rights Matter celebrated in Pangea- Haus the beginning of … Continue reading Pangea-Haus’ Anti-Racism Day-Refugees Welcome: Organized system or Luck?
Instead of following our previous blog piece reporting on the second day of events at the past attended Logan Symposium: Challenge Power! we have decided to wait and let it all marinate and sink in. We wanted to share with our readers a more in-depth/intimate dialogue, lessons learnt and our personal reflections on how technology and … Continue reading Reflections After CIJ Logan Symposium: Challenge Power!
We are reporting from the CIJ Challenge Power Symposium 2016 /#Logan CIJ 2016 being held this year in Berlin. The first day started with powerful speakers, to name a few: Jacob Appelbaum, Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Drake, Duncan Campbell and Julian Assange. The overall theme of the conference is the interaction between journalists and those alike … Continue reading CIJ Challenge Power Symposium 2016
Urgent Action Request for March 4th 2016: HRD Threatened in the Philippines! Name of HRD at risk: Zara Reboton Alvarez* Country: Philippines Date and time of security incident: 4th of March 2016 at 08:45 am Security incident: Received threats via SMS “JUST WAIT YOU ARE GOING BACK TO JAIL AGAIN WE KNOW … Continue reading Urgent Action Request for March 4th 2016: HRD Threatened in the Philippines!
These days, the politics of Europe and America seems to be conquered by an overwhelming talks about the pros and cons of the ongoing massive migration of refugees and the policy and practical reactionary solutions that the continent needs to setup. What is more dismaying is the fact that Europe as a continent, and each … Continue reading What is the exception for that matter? Stop Calumniating about the Refugee Crisis!!
Drawing by Sid Cayon “Lumads” the indigenous people in the Philippines live so close to their ancestral and natural environments. However, they are struggling immensely with current challenges as thousands of them are being forced to relocate and are displaced. Their ancestral lands are at constant risk due to development projects like mining and extraction … Continue reading Brutal killing and harassing of Lumads in the Philippines must stop!
The "Action Network Human Rights - Philippines" (Aktionsbuendnis Menschenrechte Philippinen)* has conducted a two-day conference focused on the theme "repression against civil society in the Philippines". Human Rights Matter was among some of the participant organizations attending. The participants and speakers consisted of Philippine civil society, people's organizations, church leaders and think tanks (Karapatan, Philippines … Continue reading Conference “Repression against Civil Society in the Philippines”, September 21-22, 2015 in Berlin
Photo taken by Karapatan Women rights activists Andrea Rosal & Miradel Torres were illegally arrested by Philippines authorities a year ago – because of their involvement in human rights issues and work for social justice. They both were pregnant when they were detained. After undergoing many agonies, Andrea Rosal is finally freed. However the … Continue reading The struggle continues! Free Maridel Torres and her Baby!