Events

Christmas wish: Marcos Jr administration challenged to act on children’s rights violations, tackle peace process

December 22, 2022

Numerous child rights violations happened under the watch of the Duterte administration, prompting child rights advocates and groups to call on the Marcos administration to address these including the resumption of peace negotiations that will identify solutions to socioeconomic strife.

CSO-SE Dialogue: Social Enterprises as Potential Partners in Development Cooperation Advocacy

December 1, 2022

Social enterprises can be viable partners in nation building towards people-centered development if driven by social mission to uplift the lives and improve overall well-being of the marginalized. Community-based initiatives flourished even without government support, but they are threatened because of authoritarian neo-liberalism.

Solidarity action in support of living wage, ayuda, lower prices and social justice

November 30, 2022

CPDG supports the people’s calls for living wage for workers, support subsidy or ayuda for poor households, as well as production subsidy for farmers and fisherfolks, and lowering of the prices of basic goods amid falling household incomes and increasing poverty across the nation.

Stakeholders’ Watch on the UN Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines Human Rights Situation

November 15, 2022

National civil society body Council for People’s Development and Governance holds a collective action with CSOs to re-echo the voices of various stakeholders in their joint recommendations to ensure the Filipino people’s civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights and freedom of expression, association, and assembly.

Continuing rights violations belie PBBM’s promise to protect human rights, CSOs call govt to adopt stakeholder recommendations as UN review of PH human rights situation nears

August 11, 2022

At the conclusion of a series of consultation-workshops on the state of human rights in the country, over 100 civil society organizations (CSOs) noted continuing rights violations and impunity in the new administration. They pointed out that this runs contrary to the promise President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr made in June, at a meeting with the UN resident Coordinator to the Philippines, to protect human rights during his administration.

Communique of the Stakeholders in the CSOs Consultation on the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines, June 22 and 23, 2022

June 25, 2022

The state of the country’s civil and political rights (CPR) and economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) has worsened in the last six years of the outgoing administration of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. The incoming Marcos administration should make the Duterte administration accountable for its grave human rights abuses including its criminal liability for its bloody […]

Leave No One Behind: Ending Discrimination and Inequality Towards Agenda 2030

May 14, 2022

Moving forward, we aim for a Philippine society free from discrimination and inequality where no one will be left behind.

Building Back Better, Together: How can SDG 17 and civil society partnerships ensure genuine development in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic?

March 24, 2022

As the Asia-Pacific region continues to ‘build back better’, countries’ progress on SDG 17 in addressing the pandemic must be evaluated. SDG 17 provides the means to advance other SDGs, facilitating poverty reduction, zero hunger, good health, gender equality, quality education, and climate action, among other goals. 

Prospects for Recovery, Human Rights, and People-Centered Development: A Public Forum on the 2022 Philippines

March 17, 2022

Philippine democracy and development are both at stake in the 2022 elections. As the nation faces multiple crises (e.g., economy, health, climate), the Filipino people hope that this undertaking will lead to domestic policies and measures that will address the various problems that the said crises entail.