Philippines: Good Governance
In the field of development of civil society and good governance in the Philippines, People in Need focuses on land rights and land grabbing issues. The Philippines is one of the countries with the highest occurrence of violence against land rights defenders. We support the work of civil society organizations, including human rights organizations, to provide aid to vulnerable and socially excluded groups (e.g. farmers, ethnic minorities and women) with a particular focus on empowerment of these groups to claim their land rights.
Empowered Youth for Mutual Understanding and Respect and Increased Tolerance
The Project, funded by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, aims at enhancing mutual understanding between individuals of different faith and background, contributing to acceptance of diversity and pacific resolution of conflicts. Preventing discrimination, intolerance and violence are the main action lines of this three-year intervention, together with civil society empowerment and promotion of culture and dialogue platforms.
Religious leaders and youth community leaders are the main target actors, with the final responsibility of establishing a long-lasting culture of peace, respect and tolerance.
Joint Action for Land Rights
The project is supported by the European Union’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) and is jointly implemented by People in Need (PIN), Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC), KAISAHAN and BALAOD Mindanaw. A local non-government organisation, BALAOD Mindanaw actively works for the land rights of poor, rural communities and monitors land related human rights violation in Mindanao, Visayas, and Luzon.