We are calling on all those who firmly believe in human rights to commemorate International Human Rights Day on December 10, annually. Join us as we fill the streets with flowing candlelight in honor of all those who have fought for their rights. Call for justice for those taken victim to human rights violations.
On September 21, 1972, President Ferdinand Marcos issued Proclamation 1081, declaring martial law over the entire country. Under the president’s command, the military arrested and extrajudicially killed opposition figures, including then-Senator Benigno Aquino, journalists, student activists, and labor activists. Newspapers were shut down, and the mass media were brought under tight control. Human rights violations were on the rise and many progressive organizations who were fighting for basic needs and against the fascist dictatorship were forced to go underground.
Philippine Solidarity Week is a week of activities beginning on February 4 to build solidarity for the Filipino struggle for national liberation and genuine democracy. It is led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-USA or BAYAN-USA. Philippine Solidarity Week begins on the anniversary of the Philippine-American War on February 4th, annually.