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Members of civil society organizations and faith-based associations joined the commemoration of the day when the late President Marcos placed the country under martial law on September 21, 44 years ago.  Carrying pictures of  victims of human rights violations, more than 1,200 participants gathered in the historic Plaza Miranda in Manila to remind the public that an authoritarian government should never be allowed to prevail again.

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Social workers from different municipalities of North Cotabato and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) participated in a study session on documentation and rehabilitation of torture victims in Kidapawan City on September 6 to 9, 2016. The learning event also highlighted the mechanism for monitoring,  reporting, and responding to victims of grave child rights violations in areas affected by armed conflict in Mindanao.

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Around 200 survivors of torture and enforced disappearance and their relatives have started to receive some financial assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in recognition of their right to rehabilitation under the Anti Torture Act and the Anti-Enforced Disappearance Act. The monetary assistance is intended for the purchase of medicines and to pay for basic medical check up of the victims. Some amount are meant to augment their resources for their livelihood projects as well.

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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.