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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An association of torture survivors and former political detainees  was able to access livelihood support from the  Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under the Comprehensive Program for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and their Families (CPRTV) as provided under Section 19 the Anti Torture Act or Republic Act 9745.

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Balay Executive Director Josephine Lascano conveyed her solidarity with the Danish people who commemorated the 63rd year since Denmark was established as Constitutional Monarchy. She also congratulated the Government of Denmark led by Queen Margrethe II and Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen on the occasion of their Constitution Day in a dinner organized by the Danish Embassy in Baluarte de San Diego in Intramuros on June 6, 2016.

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Three torture survivors fear for their safety following the torment they suffered from members of a paramilitary group in  Brgy. Demoloc in Malita, Davao Occidental.  Based on interviews and sworn statement gathered by Balay documenters, the victims – two of whom are minors -  were forced by an army sergeant and members of the Special CAFGU Auxiliary Force (SCAA) to admit that they conspired with each other to steal from a neighbourhood store last February 2016.

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GRP - MILF Peace Process

GRP-MILF-Peace-ProcessThe armed conflict in the Philippines has been around for more than four decades. Among those hardest hit are the thousands of villages in Mindanao where fighting between government forces and the Moro groups waging a struggle for self-determination has been going on. Throughout those years, many lives were lost, farms and livelihood were ruined, children and women have been put in harm's way and the affected civilians have been pushed deeper into poverty. Over the last ten years, the displacement of villagers in conflict affected areas has been so dire that it has caught the attention of the United Nations itself and other international agencies as well.

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