CHR Investigates Incident of Shaving Women’s Heads in Maguindanao
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is already investigating the incident of shaving women’s head in Maguindanao for being lesbian.
Earlier this week, the heads of six women in Ampatuan, Maguindanao have been shaved bald for being lesbians. The victims aging 16 to 20 years old showed their hair, which was cut off at various lengths.
However, the residents explained that the six ladies were punished for being a member of the LGBTQ community, which is strictly prohibited in Islam. The punishment reportedly came from one of the victim’s relatives.
Recently, CHR spokesperson Jacqueline Ann de Guia finally breaks her silence regarding the incident and immediately launched an investigation. She lambasted the act and stressed out that religious beliefs should not justify a human rights violation.
Guia also stressed out that no person should ever suffer discrimination because of gender identity and expression. She said that all people should have free and equal in dignity and rights.
“The right to dignity includes the right of every person to be able to live their truths as to their identity; to be able to express; to be recognized; and to be respected as humans with rights,” CHR said.
Maguindanao 2nd District Board Member King Mangudadatu also plans to meet with the victims together with their parents regarding the issue.
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