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 participated in the investigative hearing on the discovery of an  alleged secret detention room which concealed some twelve suspects in a police station in Manila Police District.   The hearing was  convened by the Committee on Human Rights of the House of Representatives on May 29, 2017 in response to  a resolution filed by legislators that have been approached by Balay.

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Around 40 members of the Human Rights Council have  spoken against the controversial extra judicial killings of  persons as a result of the   war-on-drugs policy of the Duterte Administratio, while at least fourteen  other state-parties expressed concern over reports of torture in the Philippines despite the enactment of the Anti Torture Act almost a decade ago.  

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The  establishment of a   mechanism to  implement an integrated  rehabilitation program for torture victims and families of victims of enforced disappearance made progress in the Davao Region in Mindanao  with the convening of an inter-agency forum  in Davao City on May 17, 2017.

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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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