Front Line Defenders - updates

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Internat'l group calls on PH authorities to locate missing rights worker

Nov 09, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Honey Mae Suazo, former secretary general of Karapatan Southern Mindanao Region, has been missing since November 2

MISSING. Former Karapatan Southern Mindanao Region secretary general Honey Mae Suazo has been missing since November 2. Photo from Karapatan

Protecting human rights groups vs threats

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Human rights groups call for the passage of a bill that will recognize the essential role of human rights defenders in ensuring a peaceful and equal society

Powering through a crisis: Defending human rights under Duterte

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Even for veterans in the human rights movement, the last two years have been the worst

LGBT defenders face escalated attacks in Indonesia – report

Jan 30, 2018 - 1:00 AM

A report by international watchdog Front Line Defenders found that defenders of LGBT rights in Muslim-majority Indonesia, face escalating attacks ranging from defamation on social media to torture and sexual assault

CANING. An Acehnese receiving lashes in public on September 19, 2015. Under Aceh Sharia law, gay sex is punishable by up to 100 lashes or 100 months in prison. Photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Nominations now open for 2018 Front Line Defenders Award

Dec 14, 2017 - 5:53 PM

The nomination process for the 2018 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk is now open

Duterte 'normalized act of extrajudicial killing'

Jan 06, 2017 - 1:08 PM

International watchdog Front Line Defenders also calls out the President for threatening to kill human rights defenders who criticize his campaign against illegal drugs

PH 2nd highest in killings of human rights defenders – watchdog

Jan 07, 2016 - 8:12 PM

The Philippines is second to Colombia and the highest outside the Americas in human rights defenders killings

HUMAN RIGHTS. The Philippines is one of the worst places for human rights defenders, 32 of whom were killed in 2015. Image courtesy of Raffy De Guzman/Rappler