The Women’s Major Group delivered a combined letter to the Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte, calling on the Philippine government to:
1. Remove the names of indigenous peoples’ leaders and human rights defenders from the list of alleged terrorists;
2. Ensure the physical safety of indigenous peoples’ leaders and human rights defenders;
3. Have the Philippine president make a public apology for the emotional and physical harm he has caused for activists, and;
4. Abide by State obligations to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, including access to justice, freedom of expression and of association.
Read the letter here.