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AMNESTY SAYS MARCOS HIGH IN THE CLOUDS, “IS HE FIT FOR PURPOSE?”

Cebu City – Activists and human rights defenders in the Visayas are caught in a very dangerous situation between standing up for human rights and fighting for their lives amid attacks and red-tagging, said Amnesty International Philippines during the Cebu leg of its Amnesty International State of...

Human Rights Defenders Protection (HRDP) Bill Salient Points

House Bill 77 or “An Act Defining the Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Human Rights Defenders,  Declaring State Responsibilities, and Instituting Effective Mechanisms for the Protection and Promotion of these Rights and Freedoms”  Authored by: Rep. Edcel C. Lagman  On 28 February 2023, House...

BILANG TIBAK

“Another word for activism is…imagination. Because it’s about this idea of being able to envision a world that doesn’t exist yet…that’s what the job of an activist is. It’s to be able to create, and create into being or into existence a new world order that is really equitable and fair and...

Pass the SOGIE Equality Law Now!

We urge the members of the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives to stop delaying equality and pass the SOGIE Equality Law. Many LGBTQIA+ individuals–Filipinos with diverse Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE)–are struggling against discrimination every...

Surface Dexter and Bazoo!

Dexter and Bazoo are young human rights defenders who have been missing since April. Indigenous Peoples’ rights defenders Dexter Capuyan and Gene Roz Jamil “Bazoo” de Jesus, were reported missing for weeks now in a suspected case of enforced disappearances by state security forces. They were last...

Unite for LGBTQIA+ Rights and the Right to Protest in Turkey!

Pride–a protest, a celebration and a force for good enabling LGBTQIA+ people to demand their rights–is being banned in Turkey. Send a message of support to LGBTI people and their allies in Türkiye now. In Türkiye, Pride faces a battle on two major fronts: LGBTI rights are under...

Martial Law Bloodlines

TATTOO | TUGTUGAN | TEACH IN On the 50th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in 2022, Amnesty International Philippines started its year-long teach in on generational trauma brought about by the Marcos dictatorship to children and families of Martial Law heroes and survivors. The Martial...