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Refugee Trail for Peace in Celebration of International Day of Peace 2022– Korea

by Yuri Yu and Bereket Alemayehu   On a beautiful Sunday morning, 18 Sept 2022, refugees who live in South Korea and local peace activists set foot on a peace trail celebrating the International Day of Peace 2022. The event…

Philippine government schemes to bar ICC probe of crimes against humanity under Duterte

Commentary by Perfecto Caparas The government of Ferdinand Marcos Jr and Sara Duterte employs tricks and propaganda to entrench impunity and ward off the International Criminal Court’s long-delayed probe of crimes against humanity committed during former president Rodrigo Duterte’s reign…

The Search for the Exceptional Women of Peace Award: A Reflection

by Genevieve Balance-Kupang   On September 13, 2022, Pathways to Peace honored eight women peace awardees, the Exceptional Young Women of Peace [EYWP] and the Exceptional Women of Peace [EWP] to commemorate the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of…

The Enchantment of Spelunking and Discovering Life’s Symphony in Tagbon Cave

by Genevieve Balance-Kupang Greetings of a meaningful Season of Creation 2022! This is the second series of Grupo Kalinangan Inc.’s (GKI’s) cultural mapping undertaking in Milagros. In case you missed the first article, here is the link: https://www.pressenza.com/2022/09/geo-tagging-and-cultural-mapping-scoping-and-negotiation-phase-in-guinluthangan-milagros-masbate/. “Listen to the…

Despite international laws, Myanmar continuously violates Bangladesh’s airspace

by Samina Ahkter The bullets fired from Myanmar have arrived inside Bangladesh at the Ghumdhum-Tumbru border of Naikxyongchari Upazila of Bandarban district. As of September 10, Saturday, 9.10 a.m., shelling is still going on in Myanmar. Shelling has been going…

Philippines must “commit to concrete, time-bound justice and accountability targets” for “drug war” victims

by Perfecto Caparas iDEFEND urged the UN Human Rights Council to exhort the Philippine government to “commit to concrete, time-bound justice and accountability targets” for victims of former president Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “drug war.” Rose Trajano, iDEFEND’s international advocacy officer, made…

Myanmar’s aggressive attitude at the Bangladesh border is detrimental to regional stability

by Samina Akhter For the last few days, tension has been growing along the Myanmar border with Bangladesh which has also spread among locals in Naikhongchari and Ghumdhum border areas. According to media reports, Myanmar security forces orchestrated a series…

Statement on Canada’s Labor Day: Protect Migrant Workers! Regularization Now! Let Danilo Stay!

MIGRANTE CANADA September 5, 2022 Thousands of migrant workers live in Canada in precarious situations. They have lost their legal immigration status and have fallen through the cracks of the immigration system. This situation is not an anomaly, but part…

Geo-tagging and Cultural Mapping (Scoping and Negotiation Phase) in Guinluthangan, Milagros, Masbate

On August 25, 2022, the Milagros LGU Municipal Planning and Development Officer (MPDO) Jessica F. Madrilejos, with other LGU personnel were deployed to conduct the last day of geo-tagging activities at Guinluthangan Island (formerly named Puro). The team members were…

Where are they? Where are the disappeared persons?

International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) Calls Attention to the UN International Day of the Disappeared, held each year on August 30 On August 30th, everyone should ask that question and wear a white scarf as a sign of solidarity with the many victims…

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