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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Balay has called for  accountability of authorities who are implicated in the ill treatment of detainees as it asked the  Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to convene immediately the Oversight Committee in order to review the implementation of the Anti Torture Act.

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Balay Rehabilitation Center along with other human rights groups joined an annual Lenten gathering of families of victims of disappearances and other human rights violations entitled Kalbalyo ng Kawalan ng Katarungan (KKK) last April 12. This year’s theme Paghilom, Pagbangon, Pagkilos aims to highlight unity and solidarity among families of Desaparecidos with the families of victims of extrajudicial killings in their search for truth and justice.

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Representatives from government agencies and civil society organizations agreed to create a mechanism to fulfil the government’s obligation to provide rehabilitation services for  torture victims and their families.

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GINAPALADTAKA Spaces for Peace and Children as Zones of Peace

ginapaladtakaThe video is about the declaration of the Spaces for Peace and Children as Zones of Peace in the 7 barangays of Pikit known as GiNaPaLaDTaKa (an acronym for the seven conflict affected areas who experienced the ravages of war). A momentous event, the presentation tells how it is being conceived, the series of activities conducted prior to the declaration and the effort of the local communities to declare their communities and their children as Space and Zones of Peace as their contribution to the greater concern for Peace. 2005. Imagic Productions. 16 minutes and 20 seconds.