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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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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