The Situation of Human Rights Defenders in the Philippines

My name is Inga Jäkel, I want to share my experiences in the Philippines. Between January - December 2014, I lived and worked in various areas of the “Country with the 7.107 islands”. I was there with a German NGO called IPON (International Peace Observer Network) that cooperates with Human Rights Defenders (HRD), such as Human Rights organizations and individual persons in the Philippines. The main field of work is to show presence as an international observer, to accompany HRDs, to observe and to inform the public. We have two teams in the Philippines, situated in Mindanao, Malaybalay and Negros Island, Bacolod. Both teams work with different HRDs, however the situation the HRDs are facing is virtually identical in most cases.

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GLBT PROTEST AT EUROPEAN UNION HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR IN SINGAPORE

By: Cheryl Leong Should European Union diplomats be held to the same standards of human rights advocacy overseas?  On December 4th The Delegation of The European Union of Singapore organized a human rights seminar. This seminar was entitled “The Role of Judiciary in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights”. It was to the horror of … Continue reading GLBT PROTEST AT EUROPEAN UNION HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR IN SINGAPORE