SF CHRP (San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines) is a San Francisco based human rights advocacy group. Latest news and views on human rights in the Philippines.

Issues We Tackle

Members of SF CHRP along with BAYAN-USA, GABRIELA-USA, Anakbayan-USA, and ILPS-US, outside of the San Francisco Philippine consulate. Demanding structural changes to the Philippines that lead to atrocious human rights abuses to the population (photo by SF CHRP member Kerri Borja).

Human Rights in the Philippine Context

The denial of basic human rights in the Philippines and for Filipinos abroad is costing more lives than ever. A growing economic crisis has put a stranglehold on the people’s ability to survive. No land for farmers and no jobs for workers forces millions of Filipinos abroad to work under inhumane conditions leaving broken families behind. SF CHRP believes that for more than a century, the root of these problems has been foreign domination by outside forces now allowing the Philippines to develop the country’s wealth for the benefit of the majority of the Filipino people, control of our land by huge landowning families, and a corrupt Philippine government which happily serves profit over people and foreign influences over the livelihood of the Philippine nation. We also understand that globalization is one of the root causes for the social, economic, and political turmoil in the Philippines and that in this period of history, many developing nations and oppressed peoples are waging fierce resistance to protect what is left of their natural and human resources. We stand in solidarity with all our allies fighting for land, liberation and self-determination.

Invite a Guest Speaker
Invite a representative from SF CHRP to speak in your classroom or at your next event. We can work with you to tailor the presentation to the specific needs of your group. Tagalog and Spanish language services may be available upon request. Please send your inquiries to: sanfranchrp@gmail.com

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