Posts Tagged "philippines"

Take action! Protect human rights defenders in the Philippines

November 16, 2020

KAIROS encourages you to sign the following electronic Parliamentary petition  launched by MiningWatch Canada and the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-Canada) which calls for strengthened Canadian corporate accountability and policies in the Philippines in the context  increasing…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Women of courage gather in the Philippines to discuss mining and its impacts

July 23, 2015

KAIROS is excited to support the participation of Indigenous women from Canada and Ecuador in the International People’s Conference on Mining in the Philippines, July 30-August 1, as well as in  solidarity visits to mining affected communities  before and after…

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International People’s Conference on Mining (IPCM) in the Philippines, July 29-August 1, 2015

July 16, 2015

Connie Sorio, KAIROS’ Ecological Justice and Asia-Pacific Partnerships Coordinator, will attend the International People’s Conference on Mining (IPCM) in the Philippines, July 29-1 August 2015. Connie represented KAIROS on the 2015 IPCM coordinating committee. The IPCM is a major gathering…

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Development Free of Fear by Rev. Desmond Jagger-Parsons

September 9, 2014

Rev. Desmond Jagger-Parsons, BA LLB MDiv, is the Head of the Philippine Learning Tour, a delegation organized by KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, with representatives from KAIROS member churches, CUPE, MiningWatch Canada and Indigenous people in Canada.  Rev. Jagger-Parsons is…

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KAIROS leads Philippines Learning Tour to Mindanao communities impacted by Canadian mining

July 15, 2014

Toronto, ON – KAIROS Canada is organizing a tour to the Philippines to learn more about how Canadian mining operations are impacting communities in that country. Ten representatives from KAIROS, the United Church of Canada, the Christian Reformed Church in…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights, Media Releases

Why We All Should Care About Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

June 25, 2014

In her article “Why everyone should care about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program”, writer Harsha Wallia links current and historical Canadian complicity in local and global resource extraction on Indigenous lands to the exploitation of racialized labour. She connects colonialism…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights, Migrant Justice

APPEAL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION: Call for justice for the victims of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

April 16, 2014

According to KARAPATAN, the national alliance of human rights organizations in the Philippines, 169 men and women had been victims of extrajudicial killings under the current government of President  Benigno Simeon Aquino III (July 2010 to December 2013.)   From…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Press Release: National Council of Churches in the Philippines Commemorates Jubilee in Somber Mood, Intensifies Aid

November 19, 2013

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), the country’s biggest coalition of mainline Protestant and Non-Roman Catholic churches, commemorates the 50th year of its founding on November 15 in a somber mood brought about by the destruction wrought…

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Assistance in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

November 12, 2013

On November 8, one of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines killing thousands and causing unprecedented damage to communities. Here’s how you can help those in need.

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“From History to Her Story” Event Honours Women of Courage and Reconciliation

September 19, 2013

On September 15 Vancouver and Richmond KAIROS and community groups combined to offer the “From History to Her Story” Women of Courage event to honour the TRC’s BC National Event.

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Honouring human rights defenders in photos: A KAIROS slideshow for International Human Rights Day

December 11, 2012

KAIROS marks International Human Rights Day, December 10, and the following week of celebration by commemorating the courageous work of our human rights partners in Canada and in the Global South. Through our migrant justice, Indigenous rights, women of courage and…

Post filed in: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East

An open letter on human rights to the President of the Philippines

December 10, 2012

4 November, 2012 To His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III, Malacanang Palace, Manila, Philippines Mr. President: KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives unites eleven churches and religious organizations in faithful action for ecological justice and human rights. KAIROS has a long…

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KAIROS partners in the Philippines seek a meeting with Prime Minister Harper

November 9, 2012

KAIROS civil society partners in the Philippines are seeking a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to discuss allegations of irresponsible activities of certain Canadian mining companies. The Ecumenical Voice for Peace and Human Rights in the Philippines (EcuVoice), Kalikasan…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Jeepeys and Tricycles oh my! A day in Manila

November 8, 2012

November 5. By Alfredo Barahona I give up. I can’t sleep. It is roughly 5:45 AM. I can’t sleep and it’s not just because of the 13 hour difference between Toronto and Manila, but because of the noise from Jeepneys…

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KAIROS Letter to President of Philippines on the Killing of Father Tentorio

October 27, 2012

KAIROS joins our partner, the Ecumenical Voice for Peace and Human Rights in the Philippines, in expressing our deep sorrow in learning of the murder of Father Fausto Tentorio, who was a strong advocate of the rights of Indigenous peoples….

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Philippine Human Rights Defenders Bring Concerns to Canada: Canadian Tour

March 27, 2012

March 27th – April 16th From March 27th – April 16th, three Philippine human rights defenders will be touring across Canada to raise awareness about the grave realities of human rights violations occurring within a climate of impunity in the…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights