The Philippines’ current human rights situation has seen a rise in extrajudicial killings and attacks against activists and critics. This is made worse by the Duterte government’s inadequate and militarized response to the pandemic. What can we do?
Several human rights groups and organizations such as MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, have banded together for the “#CourageON: No lockdown on rights” coalition. The coalition aims to keep watch on abuses and violations and identify opportunities for collective action to promote and defend human rights.
The launch of the campaign is happening live on Rappler on Wednesday, May 5, at 8 pm, hosted by Rappler’s Jules Guiang and Dakila’s Jun Sabayton.
Meet the speakers
- Joie Cruz, daughter of a fallen frontliner
- Ana Patricia Non, Maginhawa Community Pantry organizer
- Elmer Cordero, jeepney driver who was arrested in June 2020 for protesting against the lack of aid for affected drivers
- Chel Diokno, human rights lawyer
- Cristy Donguines, nurse and president of the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center employees union