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End gendered uniform restrictions for LGBT students

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:06 PM

As anti-discrimination legislation languishes in Congress, removing uniform and hair length restrictions is an easy place for schools to start protecting their students from discrimination

End gendered uniform restrictions for LGBT students

Desperate Rohingya seek new escape routes from Bangladesh

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Many Rohingya are turning to complex smuggling operations to escape Bangladesh

Desperate Rohingya seek new escape routes from Bangladesh

Gov't-backed DR Congo militia shot babies, hacked toddlers – UN

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:21 AM

The Catholic Church puts the death toll in the troubled Kasai region at more than 3,300

Gov't-backed DR Congo militia shot babies, hacked toddlers – UN

A closer look at human rights in the Korean Peninsula

Jun 20, 2017 - 5:44 PM

It's time for human rights groups to encourage the government of South Korea to examine its repressive laws

A closer look at human rights in the Korean Peninsula

Duterte, SC and Aguirre, Grenfell Tower | Evening wRap

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Duterte, SC and Aguirre, Grenfell Tower | Evening wRap

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Is human rights relevant to Filipinos?

Jun 19, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Is the protection of human rights a foreign-imposed concept?

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Is human rights relevant to Filipinos?

LGUs hold key to ending sexual harassment in PH

Jun 15, 2017 - 6:03 PM

Local governments should enforce ordinances penalizing sexual harassment in public spaces, says an expert on women empowerment

LGUs hold key to ending sexual harassment in PH

British gay woman launches rights appeal in Hong Kong

Jun 15, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The woman, known to the court only as QT, was refused a spousal visa because she is in a same-sex partnership

British gay woman launches rights appeal in Hong Kong

Inter-faith rally for peace, human rights set for June 12

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Current and former lawmakers, religious leaders, and advocates will lead the call for peace and respect for human rights 'amidst the rising tide of terrorism, martial rule and impunity that threatens to rip the nation apart'

Inter-faith rally for peace, human rights set for June 12

Are there really evil brains?

Jun 08, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What is it about our deep inner wiring that makes us capable of destroying others?

Are there really evil brains?

KLHK soroti judicial review tiga pasal UU 32/2009

Jun 08, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Judicial review yang diajukan APHI dan GAPKI sebagai refleksi ketakutan mereka terhadap tindakan tegas pemerintah

KLHK soroti judicial review tiga pasal UU 32/2009

Facebook, social networks being used in human smuggling

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Europol's European Migrant Smuggling Center identified 1,150 social media accounts suspected of advertising smuggling services

Facebook, social networks being used in human smuggling

Rape within the family: The Philippines' silent incest problem

Jun 06, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Incest rape happens far more often in the country than official data shows, but it remains to be an unspeakable secret within families – leaving girls to suffer repeated abuse for years inside their own homes

Rape within the family: The Philippines' silent incest problem

Malaysia offers up to $1,000 for best 'gay prevention' video

Jun 03, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Contestants are invited to submit a video clip addressing various categories including gayness or 'gender confusion'

Malaysia offers up to $1,000 for best 'gay prevention' video

Ang tunay na lalaki: Men should fight for reproductive health too

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:31 AM

For one, you can’t make a baby without sperm!

Ang tunay na lalaki: Men should fight for reproductive health too

INFOGRAPHIC: How childhood is stolen from kids around the world

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM

There are 700 million kids whose childhood ended early, says a report by by international child’s rights group Save the Children

INFOGRAPHIC: How childhood is stolen from kids around the world

Bahrain follows Trump trip with dissent crackdown

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:43 PM

'The human rights situation was already bad, but the timing of the latest crackdown is striking and it's unlikely to be coincidental,' says Jane Kinninmont, senior research fellow at Chatham House

Bahrain follows Trump trip with dissent crackdown

Why martial law is not the solution to Mindanao's woes

Jun 01, 2017 - 8:58 AM

There is a need to consolidate the growing voices of discontent, if there is still hope to immediately end this martial law, and move towards the original direction of sustaining inclusion in integral development based on social justice

Why martial law is not the solution to Mindanao's woes

Rights group urges Duterte to lift martial law declaration

May 31, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Karapatan fears that just like in the time of Marcos, human rights violations will be justified on the pretext of security, protection, and national interest

Rights group urges Duterte to lift martial law declaration

Russia's Lavrov says 'no facts' on Chechnya gay persecution

May 31, 2017 - 7:19 AM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov insists there are 'no facts' in reports about the persecution of gay men in Chechnya

Russia's Lavrov says 'no facts' on Chechnya gay persecution

Solar, ABS-CBN row over NBA broadcast moves to court

May 30, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Sky Cable used to pay Solar carriage fees for airing NBA games, but ABS-CBN claims the license it obtained in 2014 means they no longer have to pay these

Solar, ABS-CBN row over NBA broadcast moves to court

Cambodia wielding 'courts of injustice' ahead of polls

May 30, 2017 - 1:41 PM

Authorities have embarked on what Amnesty International described as 'a systematic campaign, using the criminal justice system to harass and intimidate' opponents

Cambodia wielding 'courts of injustice' ahead of polls

Spotify sets up $43-M fund to settle copyright suits

May 30, 2017 - 10:35 AM

The streaming giant tries to settle copyright lawsuits that claim that they put music online without securing the right to stream

Spotify sets up $43-M fund to settle copyright suits

CHR to Duterte: Rape is never a joke

May 28, 2017 - 6:20 PM

'Women, especially those poor and vulnerable who bear the brunt of the ongoing violence on the ground, are not objects of ridicule either,' says the Commission on Human Rights

CHR to Duterte: Rape is never a joke

Why Mindanao lawyers have qualms about martial law

May 28, 2017 - 3:58 PM

A Maranao lawyer suggests the deployment of women soldiers, or Muslim women soldiers, to checkpoints and the inclusion of 'sensitivity to culture and religion' in the implementing guidelines

Why Mindanao lawyers have qualms about martial law

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

May 28, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools. It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader.

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

Child pimp and molester sentenced to life in prison

May 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Policemen call Jerrie Arraz a 'demon' and details of what he did to his victims convince a Quezon City judge that he is one

Child pimp and molester sentenced to life in prison

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of ISIS fighters – monitor

May 26, 2017 - 8:56 PM

'The toll includes 33 children. They were families seeking refuge in the town's municipal building,' says Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of ISIS fighters – monitor

If you're arrested or detained, know these rights

May 26, 2017 - 9:34 AM

The Constitution remains in effect even in times of emergency, such as during martial law. This means that rights during arrest or detention remain in place.

If you're arrested or detained, know these rights

Marawi clash, martial law, US Navy | Evening wRap

May 25, 2017 - 9:31 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Zak Yuson

Marawi clash, martial law, US Navy | Evening wRap

What could make you more honest?

May 25, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Something could make you lie less, and it is not a serum

What could make you more honest?

Questions you need to ask about martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Martial law is meant to give the military control over its coverage area when the civilian government could no longer function

Questions you need to ask about martial law in Mindanao

DND to AFP: Uphold rule of law, human rights in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 11:40 AM

With martial law in place in Mindanao, the Department of National Defense reminds the Armed Forces of the Philippines not to violate the Constitution

DND to AFP: Uphold rule of law, human rights in Mindanao

Amnesty Int'l urges 'utmost restraint' in martial law enforcement

May 25, 2017 - 10:59 AM

By declaring martial law in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte has 'summoned the ghost of Marcos,' says Human Rights Watch

Amnesty Int'l urges 'utmost restraint' in martial law enforcement

Martial Law, Marawi attack, Donald Trump and Pope Francis | Evening wRap

May 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Martial Law, Marawi attack, Donald Trump and Pope Francis | Evening wRap

CHR reminds gov't: Protect human rights in martial law implementation

May 24, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The Commission on Human Rights also urges legislators to exercise due diligence when they review the merits of President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration

CHR reminds gov't: Protect human rights in martial law implementation

Duterte eyes expanding martial law to whole PH

May 24, 2017 - 5:18 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he may expand martial law to Luzon and Visayas if the threat of ISIS persists

Duterte eyes expanding martial law to whole PH

Duterte says martial law due to ISIS threat

May 24, 2017 - 5:13 PM

'I cannot gamble with ISIS because they are everywhere,' President Rodrigo Duterte says a day after he declared martial law in Mindanao

Duterte says martial law due to ISIS threat

IN PHOTOS: New lawyers take oath of 'courage and integrity'

May 22, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Almost 4,000 new lawyers told to 'arm yourselves well with idealism tempered by wisdom; passion strengthened by persistence; knowledge of the law honed by dedicated hard work'

IN PHOTOS: New lawyers take oath of 'courage and integrity'

Great lawyers form under most terrible conditions

May 22, 2017 - 7:24 PM

Says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: 'We need lawyers who will not back down from serving the rule of law even at great personal cost. We need lawyers who will not bend to pressures to set the law aside in favor of expediency.'

Great lawyers form under most terrible conditions

Indonesian police discover costumes, naked men in 'gay sex party' raid

May 22, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Officers arrested 141 men when they raided a building in Jakarta that houses a sauna and a gym, and halted the event they said was called 'The Wild One'.

Indonesian police discover costumes, naked men in 'gay sex party' raid

Hope in Taiwan ahead of landmark gay marriage ruling

May 22, 2017 - 1:17 PM

Taiwan is seen as one of the most progressive societies in the region when it comes to gay rights. Momentum is gathering since President Tsai Ing-wen – who has openly supported marriage equality – came to power last May.

Hope in Taiwan ahead of landmark gay marriage ruling

WATCH: 'Slave' Eudocia is 'Cosiang' to her family in Tarlac

May 21, 2017 - 8:11 AM

Rappler's Lian Buan visits the grave of Eudocia Pulido, the subject of the controversial story penned by Filipino-American journalist Alex Tizon, and meets the relatives she left behind

WATCH: 'Slave' Eudocia is 'Cosiang' to her family in Tarlac

ISIS in Syria 'executes' 19 civilians, including children – monitor

May 20, 2017 - 10:23 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says ISIS fighters entered Jazrat al-Boushams village and executed civilians there, including 2 women and 2 children

ISIS in Syria 'executes' 19 civilians, including children – monitor

FACT CHECK: PH News Agency says 95 countries convinced no EJKs in PH

May 20, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Did the state-run news agency misquote DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III?

FACT CHECK: PH News Agency says 95 countries convinced no EJKs in PH

ISIS kills more than 50 people in Syria assault

May 18, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The Observatory says ISIS seized control of Aqareb and part of Al-Mabujeh in the attack, which began with heavy shelling on a nearby regime checkpoint

ISIS kills more than 50 people in Syria assault

Bautista richest, Gascon poorest among heads of constitutional bodies

May 18, 2017 - 8:01 PM

The Comelec and CHR chiefs' net worth, as well as that of the Ombudsman and chairpersons of COA and CSC, all increase in 2016

Bautista richest, Gascon poorest among heads of constitutional bodies

Indonesia sentences two men to 85 lashes of public caning for gay sex

May 18, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The sentence was higher than the recommendation by prosecutors of 80 strokes of the cane. Officials have not revealed the men's names due to the sensitivity of the case.

Indonesia sentences two men to 85 lashes of public caning for gay sex

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 18, 2017

Palace: Refusing EU aid makes PH 'independent'

May 18, 2017 - 10:35 AM

'We're supposed to be an independent nation,' says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in explaining the Duterte administration's decision

Palace: Refusing EU aid makes PH 'independent'