MANILA, Philippines- Nanawagan ang women’s group na Gabriela nitong Lunes na panagutin si dating Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa umano’y krimen sa mga tao sa gitna ng pagbisita ng Philippine delegation sa Geneva, Switzerland.
Ayon sa Gabriela, responsibilidad ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. na tiyakin na makakamit ng mga biktima sa ilalim ng Duterte administration ang hustisya.
“As the newly-elected President of the country, Marcos Jr. has the responsibility of ensuring that victims of the Duterte administration attain justice,” pahayag ng Gabriela.
“He should also lay down a comprehensive program for the promotion of human rights values and standards, taking into account the specific needs of women human rights defenders,” dagdag nito.
Sa kasalukuyan ay wala pang komento ang panig ni Duterte ukol dito maging ang Palasyo.
Nanawagan din ang Gabriela sa proteksyon ng mga kababaihang aktibista at human rights defenders, at sinabing sila ay subject sa sexual innuendoes, anti-women remarks, at extrajudicial killings.
“Red-tagging, illegal arrests, and extrajudicial killings have continued under the present administration,” anito.
“Sexual violence against women committed by men in uniform continues under the present administration, which has no clear pronouncements about women’s rights and the protection of women human rights defenders,” dagdag ng grupo.
Sa hiwalay na pahayagm sinabi ng Commission on Human Rights (CHR) na ginagawang permanenteng programa ng body ang pagsusulong ng human rights values at standards, hindi lamang para sa mga kababaihang human rights defenders.
“We will also implement a program for the promotion of human rights, by way of education and training, directly to the people targeting the specific human rights concern of the people in a particular community. So we would be having a direct interaction with the people in the community, not only with civil society organizations,” ayon sa CHR.
“This is aside from reviving or reactivating the Barangay Human Rights Center (BHRC), which was a joint program of CHR and DILG, and also implementing Human Rights Center in Cities,” dagdag ng komisyon.
“CHR is also consistently providing promotional works by way of education and training. With regard, however, to ICC investigation, the CHR took no part therein and it was never consulted at any stage of the investigation,” anito pa. RNT/SA