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Topic: Human Rights


Women workers stand up to violence

December 1, 2014 · 

Published 30 November 2014           The 25th of November was theInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Globally, 35% of women and girls experience some physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime, while in some countries this figure is as high as 70%. Women workers and unions are fully […]

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India: 15-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Burnt Alive in Revenge Attack

November 27, 2014 · 

A fifteen-year-old girl has died in northern India, a week after a gang of men set her alight, after she resisted their attempts to molest her.

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Pope Francis: Address to European Parliament – full text

November 27, 2014 · 

A Europe which is no longer open to the transcendent dimension of life is a Europe which risks slowly losing its own soul and that “humanistic spirit” which it still loves and defends.

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Manila shelter for street kids run like ‘concentration camp’

November 17, 2014 · 

AN ‘AUSCHWITZ’ IN ERMITA? An official of Bahay Tuluyan, a nongovernment organization promoting children’s rights, took this picture of “Frederico” during an Oct. 12 visit to the Reception and Action Center, a youth shelter run by the Manila city government. COURTESY OF BAHAY TULUYAN

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DOJ to telcos: Help us block child porn sites

November 4, 2014 · 

Tarra Quismundo  @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 4:25 AM | Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Justice Secretary Leila de Lima MANILA, Philippines-To protect children from online sexual abuse, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is working to block online porn-with the help of telecommunications firms. Concerned about the “alarming” increase in cases of Filipino children falling prey to […]

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The ISPs must obey the anti-child porn law

November 4, 2014 · 

By Fr. Shay Cullen October 04, 2014 – Tuesday Child pornography and cyber-sex involving minors is a serious crime against the person and dignity of the child. The Philippines is becoming a leading source of these  illegal  images and children are being abused in the making and distribution of them. The  child porn images are […]

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Poor and hungry

November 4, 2014 · 

Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:59 AM | Saturday, November 1st, 2014 Malacanang’s response to the release of a Social Weather Stations survey showing that 43 percent, or about 9.3 million Filipinos, considered themselves hungry, and 55 percent, or some 12.1 million Filipino families, thought themselves poor, was true to form. The survey isn’t accurate, the Palace […]

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Sex trafficking, slavery and forced marriage on the rise in Australia, say police

November 4, 2014 · 

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and Nino Bucci Date  October 31, 2014 Federal police are investigating a record number of human trafficking cases in Australia involving sex slavery, forced marriages and child brides. The number of active investigations into human trafficking has doubled in the past two years to 60. Despite the increase, police warn trafficking crimes remain […]

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Protect the children

November 4, 2014 · 

Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:09 AM | Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 The start of the year was marked by a horrendous report. In the isolated village of Ibabao in Cebu a child pornography ring was operating, with parents roping their own children into the sordid business. Inside their homes, parents were directing their children—and even their neighbors’—in […]

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Family Makes Us Who We Are, Loved and Forgiven (Part 2)

October 31, 2014 · 

October 11, 2014 11:06 pm by Father Shay Cullen Second of two parts WHEN there is real, mature family and parental love of children, there will be loads of affirmation, understanding, trust, encouragement and inspiration created by the good example of the parents and older brothers and sisters. These will result in fulfilled and satisfied […]

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