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IQF: Charter Change: At What Cost?

Even if President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that Charter change (Cha-cha) is not a priority of his administration, his allies in the House of Representatives continued their deliberation on proposals to amend the 1987 Constitution. Why do they want to amend our Constitution? They want to loosen some restrictions…

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Pakikilakbay at Pakikipagkapwa: Conversations on Faith and Compassionate Approaches to Drugs

On March 21, 2023, ICSI spearheaded a workshop for the Ateneo de Manila University’s 2023 Talakayang Alay sa Bayan (TALAB) Event entitled, “Pakikilakbay at Pakikipagkapwa: Conversations on Faith and Compassionate Approaches to Drugs.” The workshop, attended by xx students, served as an initial pilot run for ICSI’s conversation guide and…

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Ang Tunay na Pag-move on at Pagpapatawad

Paggunita sa Ika-50 Taon ng Pagdedeklara ng Martial Law ni Dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. Limampung taon pagkatapos ng pagdedeklara ng Martial Law ni dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos, Sr., noong ika-21 ng Setyembre 1972, marami ang nagsasabing dapat na tayong mag-move on, na ibaon na sa limot ang nakaraan upang…

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Empowered, connected, and respected: how harm reduction can help drug-using women

High-risk behaviors such as using illegal drugs have been one of the common causes of women’s coming into conflict with the law. In the Philippines, the antidrug campaign has resulted in more individuals, women included, getting apprehended, incarcerated, and, in some cases, treated inhumanely and unjustly. As part of the…

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Green Development in Philippine Cities

For its third learning session, the Urban Transformation Working Group (UTWG), which ICSI steers with other member-organizations of the Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies (PHILSSA), invited Architect Nathaniel von Einsiedel to talk about green development in Philippine cities. The activity is part of a series of learning sessions that…

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Bringing the “Bangkok Rules” to Life

On December 6, PHILSSA and UN Women launched the Filipino translation of the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders, also known as the Bangkok Rules. The publication has been available for online download since August 2021, but PHILSSA and the NGOs…

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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: A Learning Session on Improving the Delivery of Justice for Women in Conflict with the Law

On November 15, 2021, UN Women and the PHILSSA-led consortium of NGOs implementing the “Delivery of Women’s Legal Literacy and Access to Justice Services in the Philippines” Project held a learning session to understand the systemic causes behind the lack of responsiveness of the Philippine legal system which hinders access…

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