What is the Human Rights Research and Education program?

The Human Rights Education and Research (HRER) program creates materials, platforms, and online and offline spaces to make human rights education accessible to all.

We ground the organization’s work by enhancing the Filipino LGBTQIA+ community’s knowledge and skills as human rights advocates. The HRER program hosts panels and open round table discussions that aim to deepen the community’s understanding of concerns relevant to the LGBTQIA+ community, partner with organizations in research projects that seek to strengthen our policy advocacy for anti-discrimination protections, and create accessible materials to aid in the understanding of human rights issues.

What activities do we do for this program?

Advocate for legislative and policy change

Since 2016, HRER has joined LGBTQIA+ organizations in the Philippines in pushing for the passage of the Anti-Discrimination Bill (ADB). As a member of the Lagablab LGBT Network, we’ve joined in providing technical consultancy for the passage of a SOGIE-specific and comprehensive ADB. We work with local government units to push for the passage of their Anti-Discrimination Ordinances and to help enact better services and environment, toward a Metro Manila with functioning Anti-Discrimination laws that serve the needs of the community.

Educate human rights advocates

We host learning sessions and trainings with young human rights advocates looking for ways to develop their skills as organizers, deepen their foundational knowledge of LGBTQIA+ rights activism, and learn how to be more involved with local organizations dedicated to empowering and uplifting marginalized communities.

Organize learning spaces

We develop digital and in-person avenues for learning such as webinars and lectures, working with various communities to help further discussions and enhance the understanding of issues relevant to the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as the movement’s history and activism.

For resource speaker requests, contact hello@mmpride.org. Please make sure to give us at least 2 weeks notice before your event.

Conduct research

We conduct our own research and partner with various organizations to study and understand the current state of the LGBTQIA+ community. The research conducted by the organization is intended to strengthen advocacies for policies dedicated to protecting vulnerable sectors of society.

View HRER's projects

Learning materials

Long-form articles on advocacy, activism, and actionable information

View learning materials

Pride March Manual

A best practices guide for independent groups interested in organizing their own Pride March

Coming soon!