10 years on, domestic workers still fight for protection of rights

The COVID-19 pandemic affected more than 60 million domestic workers in the informal economy

Philippine gender rights advocates take on a disease deadlier than HIV...

Gender-based violence was the most frequently reported and perceived fear during the pandemic period

SPOTLIGHT: Philippines’ Church under attack

Church and religious groups across the country have been under attack in recent years primarily because of their work in poor communities

Rights group calls for probe into killings of former priest, peace...

Former priest Rustico Tan was killed in Cebu while peace consultant Reynaldo Bocala and his aide were killed in Iloilo province

Child rights groups call for inclusion of child protection in pandemic...

Incidence of violence against children, mostly by parents and caregivers, has dramatically increased globally during the pandemic

1 in every 3 countries suffers grave violations of religious freedom,...

Aid to the Church in Need report notes that China and Myanmar are among those that have the worst records of violations

Rights group decries ‘red-tagging’ of community initiatives to help poor

The presidential palace has earlier lauded the "community pantries" describing it as showing "the best in us during the worst of times"

Fighting murder and mayhem with compassion and courage

Filipinos chose the way of compassion by putting up hundreds of community pantries all over the country

Pope Francis supports human rights defenders

Pope Francis is aware of the struggle and needs of dedicated human rights activists fighting for justice and peace and human dignity

Church people stand by slain tribal leader in northern Philippines

Church groups say the killings of tribal people was “an attempt to silence" them in their fight against the mega-dam project

Young Filipino boys, more than girls, suffer from sexual abuse

A Philippine study on violence against children noted that sexual violence occurs more often on boys (28.7 percent) than girls (20.1%)

Equality and justice for women

We must give women and children the opportunity to tell their truth and share their story and give help and support

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