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Filipinos urged to take bold steps to care for people living...

The Philippines is experiencing an increase in the number of HIV cases, from 22 cases per day in 2020 to 33 cases per day in 2021

Lola Isabelita Viduya, comfort woman, 89

Isabelita and other Filipino women victims of sexual slavery and violence died without receiving a formal apology and compensation from Japan

‘I just want a bone’: Mexico’s search for 95,000 missing

People began to vanish during the Mexican authorities' so-called dirty war against the revolutionary movements of the 1960s-1980s

Junta soldiers raid Church-run health clinic in Myanmar, arrest doctors, nurses

A human rights group condemned the attack, saying it is a violation of international humanitarian laws

Hope and protection for abused children

Never in world history have there been so many defenders and activists protecting children and promoting their welfare

‘Dark future’: The distress of Afghan women who can no longer...

The United Nations predicts half of Afghanistan's population could run out of food during the long, cold winter

Photos: Back home in the bosom of the family

Families and relatives of victims of the Philippines’ ‘war on drugs’ receive the urn of ashes of their departed kin on Nov. 15, 2021

Champions of Philippine land, indigenous peoples’ rights remembered

On November 10, rights groups will mark International Indigenous Peoples Heroes Day to honor those who contributed in advancing IP rights

Women and climate crisis in the Philippines

Whether it be in policy decision-making or making economic contribution to the family, women lag behind

‘Help us stop enforced disappearance,’ kin of ‘desaparecidos’ urge politicians

"It doesn't matter if days or years have passed since our relatives went missing, the anxiety and agony is still in our hearts”

Migrant fishermen and debt bondage

Despite the inhumane conditions, many migrant fishers are unable or are afraid to leave their ships due to debts

Hunger forces Afghans to sell young daughters into marriage

The numbers of young girls getting betrothed started to rise during a 2018 famine and surged this year when the rains failed once more

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