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CHR on President Rody Duterte: 'He violated Magna Carta of Women with rape joke'

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) says that the presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte has violated the Magna Carta of Women in related with the infamous 'rape joke' he said during his campaign period. President Rody Duterte found guilty of violating Republic Act 9710, according to CHR.

CHR on President Rody Duterte: 'He violated Magna Carta of Women with rape joke'

On the released statement by CHR on Wednesday, May 25, "The CHR, in the dispositive part of the resolution found the words and actions of Mayor Duterte to be discriminatory of women that is enjoined by the Magna Carta of Women."

The commission said that they leaving the preliminary investigation to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

"to consider taking appropriate measures for the violation of the Magna Carta by Mayor Duterte," CHR claimed.

This issue was rooted on the filed complaint by the Women's groups on April 20, against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte over his controversial remark on the rape and killing of an Australian missionary in 1989.

These are the groups who signed the complaint are the following;

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Asia Pacific (CATW-AP),
World March of Women-Pilipinas (WMW),
Lilak (Purple Action for Indigenous Women's Rights),
WomanHealth Philippines, Kasarian-Kalayaan (SARILAYA),
Sagip-Ilog Pilipinas,
Sentro ng Manggagawa ng Pilipinas (SENTRO),
Labor Education and Research Network (LEARN),
PILIPINA-Ang Kilusan ng Kababaihang Pilipino.

According to GMA News, CHR chairperson Chito Gascon said, "[Duterte's statement] breaches to fundamental human rights against gender-based discrimination and violence."

"The CHR has the sacred constitutional duty to protect human rights and to call out persons when these rights are violated no matter what their position in society may be," Gascon said.

He added, "The Commission believes that this mandate does not exculpate Mayor Duterte from acts committed or words uttered in the course of the electoral campaign when it involves breaches to fundamental rights, in this case, the prohibition of gender-based discrimination and violence."

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What do you think on the violation found for President Rody Duterte? Did CHR really wants to protect the human rights of every Filipino? Share your thoughts below.

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