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Contents with tag: Asia & Pacific

11 Jan 2016
IBON International elects first set of Foundation officers

IBON International Foundation held its first Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting last November 9-10, 2015 at the Sacro Costato Retreat House, Quezon City, Philippines.

8 Nov 2015
NGOs dare presidentiables to present disaster response agenda

As the country commemorates the second anniversary of supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), a network of NGOs challenged presidential candidates to present their own disaster response agenda.

6 Nov 2015
NGOs: Unspent disaster funds – callous, immoral

A consortium of non-government organizations branded the failure of government agencies to spend funds for disaster victims and to implement the much-need housing project as callous and immoral.

5 Sep 2018
On the recent crackdown on Indian rights defenders and activists

We are in solidarity with all Indian activists and rights defenders who have been subject to a crackdown by state forces in the past weeks.

22 Aug 2018
On the political persecution of progressive leaders Paeng Mariano and Liza Maza, and other people’s rights defenders

IBON International stands with Philippine progressives Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano and Liza Maza as courts dismissed a decade-old fabricated case against them and two other progressives.

3 Nov 2016
USAID-led Laguna Lake project: Social-Ecological disaster in the making

photo courtesy of Tudla Productions, 2016

IBON International Feature Series #2

28 Oct 2016
How USAID influences PH national policy: Technical aid to advance US interests

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) exerts a surprising amount of influence over Philippine policymaking process through technical assistance.

20 Oct 2016
Denounce violence and police brutality against PH national minorities! Hold state forces to account for injuries and violation of people’s rights!

IBON International demands justice for the indigenous and Moro peoples and their allies who were brutally dispersed by officers of the Manila Police District (MPD) last Wednesday afternoon, October 19.

Kristy Drutman (leftmost) and a fellow ISM delegate (rightmost) with some Lumad children.
9 Sep 2016
Igniting International Solidarity for the Lumad: Reflections from the International Solidarity Mission in Kitaotao, Bukidnon

As a summer intern at IBON International, I had the opportunity to enter the world of the Lumad, the non-muslim, “native” or “indigenous” peoples in the lands of the southern Philippines who are directly experiencing the grievous effects of a militarized state. I, along with other IBON International representatives, served as delegates in this year’s International Solidarity Mission (ISM) in Mindanao as part of the larger 2016 International Conference for Peoples’ Rights in the Philippines (ICPRP). As a Filipina American with family roots in Mindanao, attending the ISM was a personal journey into the impacts of globalization on the lives of the marginalized, exploited communities in the Global South.

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