Focus-Philippines launches its newest publication Transitions/Yearbook 2011 through a forum, One Year after P-Noy’s Election: Where/What are we Transitioning to? Invited speakers: Prof. Roland Simbulan; Dean Rene Ofreneo; Sec. Dinky Soliman (tbc); Ka Bobby Tañada (tbc); peasant leader Corazon Peña; labor leaders Wilson Fortaleza/Yuen Abana
We, more than 1,300 delegates at the 2011 ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN Peoples’ Forum, representing various civil society organizations and , movements of workers from rural and urban sectors as well as migrant sector, peasants and farmers, women, children, youth, the elderly, people with disabilities, people affected by leprosy, urban poor, indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, traditional fishers, refugees, stateless persons, people in exile, victims of human rights violations, domestic workers, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender/Transsexual Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ), sex worker
JAKARTA- Trade and health activists came out with a joint open letter addressed to ASEAN leaders raising concerns over the negative impact of free trade agreements on peoples' access to medicines and right to health. Millions of people in ASEAN countries rely on affordable generic medicines to treat all kinds of diseases including HIV/AIDS, heart disease and cancer.