International Human Rights Day

extra-logo1Respect for human rights and dignity “is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”, the United Nations General Assembly declared the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, all States and interested organizations were invited by the General Assembly to observe December 10 as Human Rights Day (resolution 423(V)).

lighting candles for extrajudicial killings

lighting candles for extrajudicial killings

December 10 was always an outdoor activity especially to the activists. In the Philippines, many progressive organizations join force in rallying over the street to continuously shouting against human rights violations. Sad to say, many of these violations were committed by the military authority that supposed to take care of the citizen’s rights.

victims of extra judicial killings

victims of extra judicial killings

victims of extra judicial killings

victims of extra judicial killings

Until now, thousands of activists were missing. Extra-judicial killings are so rampant. Indigenous Peoples rights are being violated, they are being forced to evacuate from their ancestral domain. This is because of wrong concept of “development”. The Rule of law and engagement are there too. “Shoot first before asking” is what became a standard slogan for the military and the result is a huge collateral damage for the innocent victims and by-standers.

children rallying for their rights

children rallying for their rights

Human rights violation is not solely focusing about workers and activists oppressions. Even at our own home, human rights violations occur. The rights for shelter, education and decent food and clothing are primarily deprived for most of people, especially children because of increasing poverty. Education in a commercial country is no longer a right but a privilege. Only with those money to pay for the tuition fee got the education they like to the prestigious university they prefer.

Peace in Mindanao

Peace in Mindanao

Poverty and lack of attention from our lawmakers are the said to be the “main” reason why violations of human rights are common. As long as it exists, expect the public to go out and shout in the street.

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One Response

  1. tama,maxadong commercialized ung education dito.wala na ata akong right to education! huhuhuhu

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