The Action Network Human Rights-Philippines operates in close cooperation with numerous international human rights NGOs and institutions. Our member organizations offer an elaborated network to that end. Our partners in the Philippines are essential for our work. They are providing us with first-hand information, which is indispensable for a thorough assessment of the situation in the Philippines and on which we rely in our political analyses. By means of this evolved and trustful partnership we lend weight to our lobby- and advocacy work and in return make it possible for those affected in the Philippines to convey their matters and concerns to decision makers and stakeholders in Europe.

Hereafter you can find a list of our closest partners.


Our partners in the Philippines

Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM)
The Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) was born out of the collective concern of NGOs/POs and other civil society groups against the impending threat of the revitalization of the mining industry in the Philippines. The term “tigil-mina” (stop mining) does not reflect a stand of totally going against mining and minerals extraction. What the “tigil-mina” is referring to is to block the policy regime being adopted by the Arroyo administration, and the DENR, to aggressively promote mining, and using this strategy to allegedly address the fiscal problems and poverty situation of the country.

Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD)
AFAD is an association of 11 organizations of victims and their families from India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste (East Timor).

Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS)
The consortium is a coalition of NGOs and solidarity associations, campaigning for peace in Mindanao.

The people’s organization consists of victims of enforced disappearance and their families. Desaparecidos is organizing the search for the disappeared and offers support to their relatives.

Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND)
FIND is a human rights organization with special consultative status at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). FIND’s main tasks are the search for victims of enforced disappearance, the documentation of those cases and bringing cases to the attention of the public.

Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG)
FLAG is a nation-wide operating organization of human rights lawyers that works for the adherence and protection of human rights.

KARAPATAN – Alliance for the Advancement of People‘s Rights
KARAPATAN is an alliance of individuals, groups and organizations working for the promotion and protection of human rights in the Philippines. KARAPATAN's roots go back to the martial law era under Ferdinand Marcos.

Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center / Kasama sa Kalikasan (LRC/KSK)
The Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center – Kasama sa Kalikasan (LRC-KsK/Friends of the Earth-Philippines) is a policy and legal research and advocacy institution. It is organized as a non-stock, non-profit, non-partisan, cultural scientific and research foundation duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It started its actual operations on February 1988. The Organization is the Official member of the Friends of the Earth International (FOEI).

Mindanao Peoples Causus (MPC)
MPC is a civil society network of different organizations of indigenous, Muslim and Christian communities, working towards a sustainable peace in Mindanao.

National Council of Churches of the Philippines (NCCP)
The National Council of Churches of the Philippines is an ecumenical alliance of mostly non-Catholic churches in the Philippines.

Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA)
PAHRA is an alliance of individuals, institutions and organizations committed to the promotion, protection and realization of human rights in the Philippines.

Philippine Misereor Partnership, Inc. (PMPI)
PMPI is a partnership between and among non-government organizations (NGOs), people’s organizations (POs), church and faith-based organizations in the Philippines and Misereor, a development agency of the Catholic Church based in Aachen, Germany. The partnership is composed of more than 300 members, clustered into fifteen (15) regions and spread throughout the Philippines. PMPI connects and links people and communities beyond color, faith and political beliefs through dialogue and common actions.

Ramento Project for Rights Defenders of the Philippine Independent Church (PIC-RPRD)
The Ramento Project for Rights Defenders is a faith-based human rights program of the Philippine Independent Church based in Manila. It provides needed services to human rights defenders in the Philippines in close coordination with other human rights organizations. The name Ramento refers to Archbishop Alberto Ramento, a peacemaker and human rights defender who felll victim to extra-judicial killing in 2006. Address: 1500 Taft Avenue, Ermita Manila, Philippines.

Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP)
The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines is a national human rights organization concerned with documenting human rights violations, assisting the victims and their families in their material and legal needs, and conducting human rights education work.

The Philippine Human Rights Information Center (PhilRights)
PhilRights is a research and information institute of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) established in 1991. As a human rights NGO, PhilRights commits itself in partnership with various people's organizations, civil society organizations and individuals, to advance the rights of marginalized groups and individuals, and ensure state compliance with its human rights obligations. It is an associated NGO of the UN Department of Public Information (UNDPI) and has a special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP)
UCCP is the partner-church of the United Evangelical Mission (UEM) and the Church Development Service (EED) in the Philippines.


International Partners

Amnesty International
Amnesty International Germany is a member organization of the Action Network Human Rights – Philippines. Naturally, we therefore also cooperate with the International Secretariat in London and Amnesty International Philippines.

Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)
The AHRC is an independent, non-governmental body, which seeks to promote greater awareness and realization of human rights in the Asian region. The website on the Philippines offers information and up-to-date news.

Asian Legal Resource Center (ALRC)
The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) is an NGO having General Consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It is a body committed to the development of legal self-reliance and empowerment of people. The Centre offers specific legal service and resource programs promoting self-help at the local level.

Association for the Prevention against Torture (APT)
The APT is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) which has been leading the international campaign for the adoption, entry into force and effective implementation of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture (OPCAT). The APT’s multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team has expertise in training, providing legal advice, developing practical tools, facilitating exchanges and advocating for preventive measures and mechanisms.

Campaign for Human Rights Philippines (CHRP)
The CHRP aims to raise awareness of the increasingly critical human rights situation In the Philippines and to put pressure on the Philippines Government both to protect its citizens and to fully investigate these killings. The group also aims to spotlight British investors or agencies, which profit from violations of human rights in the Philippines. Activities have included holding seminars, hosting speaker tours and organizing protest actions.

Franciscans International (FI)
Franciscans International is committed to the United Nations for human rights protection and as a non-governmental organization possesses UN general consultative status.

Philippine Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks)
Philippine Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks) exists since 1992 to uphold and promote the collective and individual human rights of Indigenous Peoples and other land-based communities. Also known as Indigenous Peoples Links, the organisation, which is based in the United Kingdom, works on the same issues globally.

World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)
Created in 1985, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is today the main coalition of international non-governmental organisations (NGO) fighting against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and all other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Based in Geneva, OMCT’s International Secretariat provides personalized medical, legal and/or social assistance to hundreds of torture victims and ensures the daily dissemination of urgent appeals across the world, in order to protect individuals and to fight against impunity.


Institutional Partners

Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Philippines
“As an independent national human rights institution, the Commission on Human Rights is committed to ensure the primacy of all human rights to their protection, promotion and fulfillment, on the basis of equality and non-discrimination, in particular for those who are marginalized and vulnerable.”

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