KARAPATAN is an alliance of human rights organizations and programs, human rights desks and committees of people’s organizations, and individual advocates committed to the defense and promotion of people’s rights and civil liberties. It monitors and documents cases of human rights violations, assists and defends victims and conducts education, training and campaign.
Karapatan Public Information Desk: +639189790580 | [email protected]
HIYAW or 'shout out' is a voice of the militant and progressive Filipinos and sharply articulates cries, statements and calls of their mass organizations, formations, groups and communities which are bound by a common love for the motherland, specifically the struggle to achieve genuine freedom, democracy, justice, progress and lasting peace in the Philippines.
The woman’s struggle for freedom is intertwined with the worker’s and peasant’s struggle against exploitation. In the Philippines, the semi-feudal and semi-colonial order maintains the systemic maltreatment of women to intensify the accumulation of profit by big landlords and the comprador bourgeoisie.