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 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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Balay has joined other organizations in urging  the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and other government agencies to take urgent steps to protect residents, especially in poor urban neighbourhoods, from vigilante-style executions following the  resumption of the government violent campaign against illegal drugs and criminality.

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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.