Posts Tagged "philippines"

ICHRP calls for continued ICC investigation of Duterte’s crimes against humanity in the wake of government attempts to shield perpetrators

August 4, 2022

ICHRP calls for continued ICC investigation of Duterte’s crimes against humanity in the wake of Marcos government’s attempts to shield perpetrators by refusing to rejoin Refusal of the Marcos Administration to rejoin the ICC shields Duterte and his policies of…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific

Letter of solidarity to partners after the elections in the Philippines

May 16, 2022

KAIROS and the United Church of Canada have written an ecumenical letter to partners in the Philippines expressing solidarity, witness and support in the aftermath of the presidential and vice-presidential elections on May 9.   Our partners, including the National Council…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific

Voting for change and human rights in the Philippines

May 3, 2022

Filipinos go to the polls on May 9 to elect a new leader and government. This could be a moment for positive change, or a continuation of well documented human rights violations that have escalated under President Durante’s regime.  The…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Event

WOMEN PEACEBUILDERS BUILD BACK with ENVIRONMENTAL and ECONOMIC SECURITY

A virtual parallel event at the NGO-CSW66 Forum. Session will be available in English, French and Spanish. SESSION FOCUS Broaden the approach and intersection of Women, Peace and Security to include economic injustice and the climate crisis. Support wholistic women-led…

Call on the International Criminal Court to resume investigation in the Philippines

December 13, 2021

KAIROS and member churches and church organizations have sent an open letter to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, calling on him to re-open the investigation for crimes against humanity committed under the auspices of the War on Drugs in the Philippines.   Such an investigation is needed to…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Voices at risk – women human rights defenders #16StoriesofCourage

December 3, 2021

Women human rights defenders and peace activists are being criminalized, attacked and murdered in the Philippines in the government’s “war on terror” which has become a war against its own people. In August, Zara Alvarez, a well-known human rights defender…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Canada must act now to stop Duterte’s war against the Filipino people

November 30, 2021

I work with human rights defenders and peacebuilders in some of the most dangerous places in the world. I fear for their safety, and sometimes my worst fears come true.  This happened in August last year. Zara Alvarez, a well-known human…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Musings from a hopeful: a commitment to witness in the Philippines

October 6, 2021

Many times, I have encountered the phrase “hope springs eternal” from colleagues and fellow advocates since I started working with church people, peace advocates and human rights defenders. This seems to be the rally cry for peace advocates who faithfully remain committed to achieving a just and…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Upcoming events in support of human rights in the Philippines

September 16, 2021

A special thank you to everyone who wrote to their Members of Parliament calling on the Canadian government to speak up in defense of human rights in the Philippines and to heed the recommendations of InvestigatePH.  The third report of InvestigatePH was released this week in time for the 48th session…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific

KAIROS condemns the killing of three Indigenous youth in the Philippines, and decries the loss of life

June 18, 2021

KAIROS joins partners, human rights organizations, churches and solidarity organizations from around the world in condemning the rape and murder of three Indigenous youth in Lianga town, Mindanao, Philippines, by the Philippines Army.   As we call for justice and an end to this impunity, we grieve the loss of…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

For truth and accountability: Justice for the death of First Nation children in Canada

June 9, 2021

The International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-determination (IPMSDL), KAIROS partner in the Philippines, joins the utmost condemnation of the evidence of genocide towards Indigenous Peoples and First Nations of Canada with the recent discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights

Event

Women Resisting Extractivism Film Club | Session 3

Join KAIROS’ MERE Hub on Monday, April 12th at 8:00pm EDT (8:00am Tuesday, April 13 in the Philippines) for the third installment of its virtual film club on the gendered impacts of resource extraction. This third session will be hosted…

À propos du premier rapport d’Investigate PH

March 24, 2021

La Coalition Internationale d’organisations civiles, politiques et juridiques (Investigate PH) qui a enquêté sur les violations des droits humains aux Philippines a finalement complété son premier rapport et l’a rendu public lors d’une cérémonie officielle tenue le 16 mars 2021.  Ce rapport a dévoilé non seulement l’existence des cas…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, En français, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Investigate PH releases searing report to the UN on political repression in the Philippines

March 24, 2021

In its first report, released on March 16, Investigate PH warns of intensified political repression in the Philippines since the summer, fueled by the recently enacted Anti-Terrorism Act, and the brutal implementation of a National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict.  The report, which is the first in a series that will be submitted to the UN Human Rights Council 48th Session in September…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Open letter calls on the Canadian government to speak out against killings in the Philippines

March 23, 2021

KAIROS was among sixty-five organizations in Canada (including churches, trade unions and Filipino associations) that sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling on him to publicly condemn the killings of human rights defenders in the Philippines.    The letter responds to a series of military operations that took place during the weekend of March 4-7, 2021 in which 9 labour and Indigenous…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS decries recent raids and massacre in the Philippines

March 10, 2021

KAIROS is deeply concerned about the escalating human rights crisis and ongoing impunity in the Philippines.  We join partners in the Philippines and civil society organizations in Canada and around the world in condemning the recent raids and massacre, now known as the Bloody Sunday raids….

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS supports Global Launch of Investigate PH

February 1, 2021

Investigate PH is an independent, international investigation on human rights violations in the Philippines  KAIROS joins churches and civil society organizations and leaders from around the world in participating in InvestigatePH, an independent global initiative concerned with the current state of human rights situation…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Ecumenical letter to Minister Garneau calls on Canada to respond to escalating human rights violations in the Philippines

January 29, 2021

KAIROS,  the Anglican Church of Canada  and the United Church of Canada, in solidarity with partners, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and the Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (EcuVoice), have written a letter to the Minister…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights

Take action before Dec 30! Protect human rights defenders in the Philippines

December 2, 2020

There is less than a month left to sign!  The petition ends on Dec 30, 2020.  If you are a Canadian citizen,  please sign and encourage others to do so as well. For more details on the petition. KAIROS encourages you…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS signs Unity Statement calling on UN Human Rights Council to investigate rights violations in the Philippines

September 18, 2020

 “We will bear witness, and we will keep watch.”   This is the central message of the Unity Statement for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in the Philippines, signed by KAIROS and several international church organizations and institutions.   This statement supports the recommendations of the United Nations High…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific

Continued action needed to end attacks against human rights defenders in the Philippines with killing of Zara Alvarez

August 24, 2020

Zara Alvarez, a brave, well-known human rights defender who worked with a member organization of KAIROS partner Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (EcuVoice), was fatally shot in Bacolod City on the Negros Island on August…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Call for the release of vulnerable prisoners in the Philippines

May 4, 2020

KAIROS  joins several Canadian development, human rights, solidarity and ecumenical organizations, churches and trade unions in sending a letter to the Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines urging him to work with his counterparts in the Philippines to ensure the release of the most vulnerable non-violent…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines has issued a statement condemning the attack against the Lumad Indigenous people

February 5, 2020

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), a KAIROS partner,  has issued a statement condemning the attack, harassment and intimidation against the Lumad Indigenous people seeking refuge in the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) –…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights

Open letter to the Philippines government in support of KAIROS partner

November 8, 2019

On Nov 7, KAIROS learned that our partner, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), was “red-tagged” a practice through which the government of the Philippines has identified its political opponents, organizations and individuals, as supporting the New…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific

Philippines partners’ visit, August 23- September 3, 2019

September 12, 2019

At the partners’ roundtable on the first day of our visit to the Philippines, Bishop Rex Reyes challenged us to be “credible, consistent and courageous” in our solidarity and advocacy work. This became a theme throughout our trip as we…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Event

BARRIE: Film Showing and Mini Concert for a Cause

Fundraising Event for Victims of  Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines. Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 6 pm. Burton Avenue United Church 37 Burton Avenue, Barrie, ON L4N 2R3 Ticket is $5 or a greater donation of your choice Sponsored by…