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The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence.

Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education) is an indigenous peoples’ organization born out of the need for heightened advocacy to have the rights of indigenous peoples respected, protected and fulfilled worldwide. It also advocates and works on the elaboration and operationalization of indigenous peoples’ sustainable, self-determined development. Tebtebba actively engaged in the processes which led to the adoption of international human rights law and other international instruments, policies and agreements.

Cordillera Indigenous Peoples Legal Center is a legal center advocating and working for assertion and defense of indigenous peoples’ rights. It was established in 1994 by a group of Igorot lawyers, anthropologists and activists interested in advancing indigenous peoples’ rights. Cordillera Indigenous Peoples Legal Center offers support on legal and policy research, public advocacy, capacity building, legal aid and solidarity campaigns. 

Focus on the Global South was established in 1995 to challenge neoliberalism, militarism and corporate-driven globalisation while strengthening just and equitable alternatives.  We work in solidarity with the Global South - the great majority of humanity that is marginalized and dispossessed by globalisation – believing that progressive social change and Global South solidarity are imperative if the needs and aspirations of oppressed peoples, particularly in Asia, Latin America and Africa, are to be met.

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The Journal of ISSAAS is published semiannually, every June and December, by the International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Sciences (ISSAAS), which seeks to encourage the holistic approach to problems and to promote the progress and advancement in science and technology through research and publications, the outcome of which is for regional agricultural development.

VISION
FPE envisions itself as a dynamic, relevant, proactive and growing organization enabling civil society and other stakeholders towards effective biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. FPE envisions communities caring responsibly and living fully in harmony with their environment.

MISSION
FPE seeks to be a catalyst for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development of communities in critical sites.

GOALS
A. To initiate and support community-based approaches and actions in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development;

Displacement Solutions (DS) works with climate displaced persons, communities, governments and the UN to find rights-based land solutions to climate displacement. DS also works to empower displaced people and refugees to exercise their right to return and have restored to them their original homes, lands and properties through reliance on the right to restitution. DS works together with and on behalf of people who have been displaced not only by conflict, forced eviction or other human rights abuses, but also natural disaster, climate change or other circumstances beyond their control.

Anthropology Watch, Inc., or AnthroWatch, was founded by a group of Anthropology graduate students of the University of the Philippines Diliman, with the purpose of bridging a perceived gap between the academic focus of education and the practice of development anthropology through actual engagement in development work. The organization and was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in September 8, 1994.

The University of the Philippines Los Baños

The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), a coeducational publicly funded academic, research and extension institution, is one of the eight constituent universities of the University of the Philippines System

We have over 95 years of experience in empowering communities to overcome poverty.  Led by our founder Dr. Y.C. James Yen, since early 1920s, our predecessor the Chinese Mass Education Movement was responsible for changing, for better, and the lives of over 200 million Chinese peasants through the power of functional literacy.  Since IIRR was formally organized as an international development, training, and research organization in 1960 in the Philippines, we have continued to empower the rural poor to end poverty in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The NTFP-EP is a collaborative network of over 60 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) working with forest-based communities to strengthen their capacity in the sustainable management of natural resources in the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

Who we are

AMIHAN is an organization of peasant women and a federation of peasant women organizations that carries forward the call for genuine agrarian reform, national industrialization, and an end to all forms of exploitation and discrimination especially against women in the countryside.

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