Category: Statement

We, as workers, communities, associations, trade unions, civil society organisations and human rights defenders working for the promotion of human and labour rights in Cambodia, extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones in the tragic deadly collapse of an under-co …

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In 2009, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) based in Southeast Asia and working closely with local communities on environment, social and human rights issues, proposed the ASEAN-Civil Society Dialogue on Environment[1] as a framework to dialogue with ASEAN.  The proposed framework asked that “ASEAN …

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Cristopher Villete was an active member of the peasant group Samahang Nagkakaisang Magsasaka ng Barangay Sumalo (SANAMABASU) has led the struggle for land rights in a 214 hectare property claimed by the Riverforest Development Corporation, a property developer owned by the Litton Family. Press Relea …

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Adyenda ng Taumbayan, hindi Chacha ng iilan! Ika-labing walong araw ng Lakbay mula Marawi hanggang Maynila. Peoples’ Caravan from Marawi to Manila. Photo by Del Bañares FOCUS ON THE GLOBAL SOUTH The midterm elections come at very critical conjuncture. The series of articles posted by Focus on the Gl …

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14 December 2018: On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned organizations, reiterate our calls for the Lao government to conduct an independent, impartial and effective investigation to reveal his fate and wher …

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December 3 marks the first death anniversary of Datu Victor Danyan, his two sons, son-in law, and 4 other tribal members and indigenous rights defenders of the T’boli community in Brgy. Ned, Lake Sebu.  It also marks the first year of gross human rights violations by the men of 27th and 33rd Philipp …

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Save the Mekong press release and statement Media Contacts: Nguy Thi Khanh, Green ID | [email protected] Shalmali Guttal, Focus on the Global South | [email protected] Wora Suk, Thai ETO Watch | [email protected] Friday 24 August: Save the Mekong, a coalition of non-government orga …

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Fishing workers, through the very nature of their work, are especially vulnerable to human trafficking as well as forced, bonded and slave labour, operating as they do in isolated and hazardous conditions. To protect this vulnerable group, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has established …

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Focus on the Global South Statement on the 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2018When Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency in 2016, some even among the left toyed early on with the idea that a “maverick” president could just be what the country needed to stir things up, and jolt us from almost 30 …

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Save the Mekong, a coalition of non-government organizations, community-based groups and concerned citizens within the Mekong region, wish to express our shock and concern at the recent collapse of the Xe Pian – Xe Nam Noy hydropower project in Laos, and our deep condolences to communities affected …

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