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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Primer on Internal Displacement in the Philipines (UNGPID)

pidpPrepared by the Balay Advocacy Program

The purpose of this primer is to draw attention to the IDP’s in the country not as a “collateral damage” in an armed conflict that is being waged in their name but as people endowed with human dignity, rights and capacities. This primer also intends a responsibility to the national authorities and other key actors to promote and protect the rights of the Internally Displaced Persons.

The Primer has translations in Cebuano, Filipino, Maguindanaon, Maranao, Sama and Tausug versions.
First Edition (English) 2003.
Revised Edition (Filipino, Cebuano, Maguindanaon, Tausug, Sama, Maranao) 2006.
5.5 x 8.50 inches (The number of pages vary depending on the translation).

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