The Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women expressed and urged the people to support the House Resolution No. 1812 filed by the lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc yesterday directing the lower house to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the intensifying attacks and human rights violations against peasant women in the country. Amihan drafted the House Resolution with the office of Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Arlene Brosas.
“We call on our lawmakers to investigate the rising cases of extrajudicial killings, illegal arrest and detention, filing of trumped-up charges, red-tagging and forced surrender against peasant women and their families by state forces. Leaders, organizers and members of peasant women organizations under Amihan who are asserting their rights to land, food and livelihood and are active critiques of the Duterte government’s anti-farmer policies have become systematic targets of the government’s counter-insurgency policies,” Amihan national chairperson Zenaida Soriano said.
The peasant women group likewise submitted a documentation of human rights violations against peasant women leaders and organizers from December 2020 to May 2021 under the Duterte government. These were also the cases recommended for investigation under the HR 1812.
§ Threat, Harassment, Intimidation and red-tagging of peasant woman leader Jacqueline Ratin, National Vice- Chairperson of Amihan and Chairperson of Amihan-Cagayan
§ Threat, Harassment, Intimidation, red-tagging and forced surrender of peasant woman Julie Marcos of Amihan Cagayan
§ Threat, Harassment, Intimidation, red-tagging and forced surrender of peasant woman Emelia Ventula
§ Threat, Harassment, Intimidation and series of Red-tagging of peasant women organizer and leader Nenita Apricio of AMBI Amihan Isabela
§ Threat, Harassment, Intimidation and red-tagging of peasant woman leader Leonisa Taray, Chairperson of SABAKAN – Amihan Bohol
§ Illegal Arrest and detention, filing of trumped-up charges to peasant woman leader Genalyn Avelino, National Council member of Amihan
§ Extra-judicial Killing of Lucresia Tasic, Anakpawis campaigner and barangay official
§ Illegal Arrest and detention, filing of trumped-up charges to peasant woman organizer Amanda Echanis, Amihan – Cagayan organizer
§ Extra-judicials killings of fisherfolk couple Chai Lemita-Evangelista and Ariel Evangelista
§ Threat, Harassment, and Intimidation fisherfolk woman leader Jewelyn T. Fernandez of Pamalakaya – Capiz
§ Threat, Harassment, Intimidation and attempted murder of fisherfolk woman leader Jeralyn T. Cerezo of Pamalakaya Capiz
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