Over the years, we have produced a wealth of information resources covering a wide array of human rights issues in order to expand and deepen understanding of human rights, mainstream the rights-based approach to development, and promote a human rights culture.
Our research agenda is shaped by the needs and concerns of the human rights community. As a rule, we believe that research should address real world concerns. We have produced studies on terrorism, child soldiers, the death penalty, urban and rural poverty, the election agenda and other pressing human rights issues. We also track trends and issues in order to produce situationers and reports on the Philippine human rights landscape.
Our education and training program aims to raise people’s capabilities and competencies on human rights concepts, principles and approaches, expand people’s understanding and appreciation of various human rights issues, and sharpen the analysis of human rights of organizations, communities, schools and basic sectors.
We are also strengthening our commitment towards monitoring the human rights situation and documenting cases of human rights violations while raising the capacities of fellow key actors in human rights monitoring and documentation work. We aim to do this by leading the development of a standardized monitoring and documentation system, developing and popularizing a human rights reporting tool, conducting capacity-building activities, and popularizing the data generated from monitoring and documentation work.
We also provide and facilitate access to immediate and long-term support and interventions to victims and families of victims of human rights violations. We see this as a critical complement to our monitoring and documentation program.