Focus on the Global South-Philippines is a member organization of iDefend, a broad coalition of human rights defenders in the Philippines launched last August 12 amidst the increasing number of extrajudicial killings & rampant violation of human rights under President Duterte's war on drugs.The main call of the coalition is human rights for all. On the same day, the group held its first general assembly. Below is iDefend's (In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity) launching statement.
By Galileo de Guzman Castillo, Focus on the Global South & Carmina Flores-Obanil, 11.11.11
A LONG WAIT FOR JUSTICE. Mounds of melted candle wax spread below the chair where Gloria Capitan sat in her family’s karaoke bar on July 1, when two unidentified motorcycle-riding men shot her in the neck. No suspects have been caught up to this day.