Lessons from Asian Nations: HRBA in Disaster Situations


The Research and Extension for Development Office (REDO) and the class of Social Work 120 in partnership with Assistance and Cooperation for Community Resilience and Development Inc. (ACCORD) launched a photo exhibit entitled, “Lessons from Asian Nations: A Human Rights Based Approach in Disaster Situations” on December 11, 2013 at the CSWCD Library.

The program started with an opening remarks by Prof. Jocelyn T. Caragay, REDO Director, followed by a brief presentation by Prof. Kristinna Palomo about the class project of SW 120 on integrating human rights based approach (HRBA) in helping survivors of disasters. Prof. Palomo’s class featured the experience of five Asian nations in disaster situations and how the Philippines can learn from them. The five Asian nations include China, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Ms. Marietta Alcid of ACCORD gave a very informative and extensive discussion on HRBA and its integration to relief and rehabilitation in times of disasters. ACCORD also shared 12 photos about their relief operations on Yolanda for the exhibit. Prof. Luisito S. Gabo provided an acoustic performance of the song, “Walis Tingting” to the delight of the audience. The program ended with a ribbon cutting to formally open the photo exhibit which will run from December 11 ton 18, 2013 at the CSWCD Library. Click here for more photos.


Research Forum Series No. 5

1461106_10152040281589356_1784210995_nThree research studies were featured in the last CSWCD Research Forum held last December 3, 2013. Dr. Judy Taguiwalo of Department of Women and Development Studies shared a historical research entitled Revolutionary Movements and Filipino Women’s Emancipation: The Katipunan and the Communist Party of the Philippines. She discussed the participation, contribution and recognition of women in two revolutionary organizations. The second presenter, Dr. Aleli Bawagan of the Department of Community Development, presented her group’s study entitled Outcomes of Participation of PO Leaders in Local and National Governance. Seven case studies were conducted to examine the positive and negative outcomes of participation of people’s organizations in mainstream politics. On the other hand, Prof. Justin Nicholas of the Department of Social Work shared his research entitled Action Research on Disability, Livelihood and Poverty. He discussed the socio-economic situation of persons with disabilities and the strategies used by them and their family to support the family’s basic needs.

As an exploratory measure, the Research Forum was held in the evening to allow graduate students to attend and participate.

The forum is a regular CSWCD activity organized by the Research and Extension for Development Office. Click here for more photos


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