Call for applications: Imagine a Feminist Internet Southeast Asia Workshop

Can you imagine a feminist internet? The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) and EMPOWER-Malaysia, with the support of Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), will be holding the a three-day collaborative workshop on Imagine a Feminist Internet in Southeast Asia+ (IFI-SEA+) that will take Read more…

More than ever, we need to talk about business and human rights

When one mentions business and human rights, corporate social responsibility immediately comes to mind. But the times call for businesses to do more than plant trees, hold fundraisers, or send scholars to school – today, they are called to be at the forefront of respecting human dignity and fundamental rights. Read more…

‘Bawal Bastos,’ national ID, and website shutdowns: The state of digital rights under the Duterte regime

As President Rodrigo Duterte reaches the halfway mark of his regime, he does so within the context of a Philippines struggling to sustain its foothold on its identity as a free, democratic, and peace-loving country. Within three years, the Duterte administration has managed to skew the population’s moral compass, by Read more…

[PhilWomen on ASEAN] Statement on Ambassador Rosario Manalo’s pronouncements at the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

During the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland on 24 June – 12 July 2019, Iceland proposed a resolution for the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) to report on the human rights situation in the Philippines and for the Read more…

[iDEFEND Statement] Human Rights groups welcome Iceland resolution on the Philippines

In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) welcomes the resolution filed by Iceland at the 41st UN Human Rights Council Session in Geneva, seeking a comprehensive report by the High Commissioner, on the extrajudicial killings in the Philippines pursuant to the government’s war on drugs. The draft resolution Read more…