CSWCD REDO Public Forum: Katungod: Analysis and CSO Report Back on the Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

Nitong Nobyembre, naganap sa Geneva, Switzerland ang 4th cycle ng Universal Periodic Review (UPR), isang mekanismo ng United Nations upang makita ang rekord sa pagtalima sa karapatang pantao ng mga kasaping estado sa ilalim nito. Isa ang gobyerno ng Pilipinas na nagbahagi ng ulat nito tungkol sa pag-iral ng karapatang pantao sa bansa. Ang UPR ng Pilipinas ay batay sa mga ipinasang report ng gobyerno, ng mga UN human rights experts, treaty bodies at iba pang entidad, mga stakeholder kabilang ang Commission on Human Rights at mga NGOs. 

Ayon sa ulat ng Gobyerno ng Pilipinas sa UN Council, ang bansa ay mayroong “isang maunlad, masigla at participative na demokratikong espasyo.” Ngunit sa datos na inilabas ng Philippine UPR Watch, nakapagtala ng mga paglabag sa karapatang pantao sa ilalim ng administrasyon ng Dating Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte, mula Hulyo 2016 hanggang Hunyo 2022 ng 481,918 forced evacuations, 442 extrajudicial killings (hindi pa kasama sa bilang ang drug-related EJKs), 1.341 illegal arrest and detention, 20,348 indiscriminate firings, 47,587 use of schools, medical, religious, and other public places for military purpose 574 frustrated extrajudicial killings, 20 enforced disappearances, 2,957 illegal arrest without detention, 233 victims of torture. Nakapagtala naman ang KARAPATAN, sa unang 100-araw ng administrasyon ni Pangulong Bongbong Marcos Jr., ng 12 extrajudicial killings, 91 drug-war related killings, 4 victims of enforced disappearances, at 39 victims of illegal arrest. Ito ay sinuportahan ng United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sa paghikayat sa administrasyong Marcos Jr. na harapin ang mga paglabag sa karapatang pantao lalo na sa ilalim ng pamumuno ng Dating Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.

Sa paggunita sa ika-75 na Pandaigdigang Araw ng Karapatang Pantao sa ika-10 ng Disyembre 2022, ang Research and Extension for Development Office (REDO) ng Kolehiyo ng Gawaing Panlipunan at Pagpapaunlad ng Pamayanan (CSWCD) ay maglulunsad ng isang pampublikong Forum “Katungod (Human Rights): Analysis and CSO Report Back on the Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights”, sa ika-6 ng Disyembre 2022, 1:00 to 5:00pm sa Bulwagang Tandang Sora. Layunin ng forum na ito na talakayin ang kasalukuyang sitwasyon ng karapatang pantao sa Pilipinas, mula sa punto de bista ng mga Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) at human rights defenders.

Inaanyayahan ang lahat na dumalo.

Research Forum: Ugnayan para sa Hustisya at Dignidad: Pagtugon at Hamon sa Pagtataguyod ng Karapatang Pantao

The Research and Extension for Development Office (REDO) of the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) is organizing an online research forum entitled, Ugnayan para sa Hustisya at Dignidad: Pagtugon at Hamon sa Pagtataguyod ng Karapatang Pantao, on 29 April 2022, Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm to share the outcomes of CSWCD’s network building initiatives in response to the War on Drugs of the Duterte Administration, as well as to advocate for human-rights-based and people-centered governance anchored on principles of people’s empowerment, transformative social change and social justice. 

The research forum will highlight the results of the two studies conducted by the college under the Office of the Dean as follows: 1) Creating Innovations in Collaborative Action Research and Community Dialogue, and 2) Building Networks for Human Rights Approaches to Meet Humanitarian Needs in the Philippines

Pre-register via zoom: bit.ly/CSWCDResearchForum

Research Forum: Resistance and Hope from the Fringes

CSWCD will hold a Research Forum entitled “Resistance and Hope from the Fringes.” This will be held via Zoom at 2:00 PM on 18 November 2021.
The forum will feature  three (3) researches from the recently published Philippine Journal of Social Development Volume 14 2021. Insights on grassroots-led responses to the COVID-19 pandemic will be presented and discussed by the authors. The following are the authors who will discuss their respective works:
  • Assoc. Prof. Maria Corazon J. Tan. “Seeds of Hope in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Collective Responses and Social Solidarity Building of the MASIPAG Small Farmers’ Organizations”
  • Asst. Prof. Paul Edward N. Muego. “Ambagan: Sama-samang Pagkilos ng mga Tao sa Panahon ng Pandemya (Ang Kuwento ng Parokya ng Sto. Domingo, Brgy. Janosa, Isla ng Talim, Binangonan, Rizal)
  • Asst. Prof. Lisa Victoria N. Rosel & Asst. Prof. Victor G. Obedicen. “Surviving the Pandemic: Sapang Munti Women’s Stories During the ECQ”

Call for Stories: Social Work at the time of the Pandemic

“Tell Us Your COVID Stories”

Stories have the power to open our minds, impart lessons, and give hope.  People’s collective experiences at the time of the pandemic have the potential to impart lessons that may help shape the knowledge foundation of the social work profession post-COVID, and beyond.

The Department of Social Work invites social workers to share stories and lessons as they face challenges brought about by COVID-19, in their professional and/or personal circumstances. Stories should be based on the contributor’s direct experience written from first-person perspective. If your stories are selected, you will be given an opportunity to get it published. Guidelines for writing and submitting stories may be downloaded here. The deadline for submission is 15 December 2021

Tell us your story.

For inquiries, contact:

Assistant Professor Suzanne M. Nazal smnazal@up.edu.ph
Associate Professor Justin V. Nicolas jvnicolas1@up.edu.ph