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VIDEO: Civil Society in Asia 4: International Conference in Melbourne (part 1)
Speakers draw attention to the diverse ways in which civil society operates, the forms it takes, the approaches it embraces, and the effects it has.
Contemporary politics in the Philippines shows how emotions can inform human rights advocacy
Duterte has used emotion to his advantage, so how can human rights be articulated to resonate more?
INTRODUCTION: Trajectories of Civil Society in Asia
Democratic backsliding is a major concern worldwide and Asia is no exception.
‘Slum Imaginaries and Spatial Justice in Philippine Cinema’ by Katrina Macapagal
This compelling book examines the depiction of the slums in recent Philippine urban cinema and aims to show slum inhabitants in Manila stake their ‘right to the city’.
How can remittances in rural areas have the biggest impact? A study from the Philippines
Remittances are particularly important in the case of the Philippines. How can they have the most positive outcomes?