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Invitation to the exhibit on the Human Rights Situation in the Philippines

Invitation to the exhibit on the Human Rights Situation in the Philippines

Philippine UPR Watch exhibition at the Ecumenical Centre. ©Loyola Ranarison/WCC

04 May 2017

Ecumenical Centre in Geneva hosts exhibit on the Human Rights Situation in the Philippines and invites to visit its opening on Friday, 5 May 2017. It is one of Philippine UPR Watch delegation activities in Geneva for the 3rd cycle of the United Nations Universal periodic review of Human rights in the Philippines.

 

When: 5 May, 2017, at 10.00 am

Where: Ecumenical Centre, main lobby (150 route de Ferney, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland)

Featuring:

  • prize-winning photos of Filipino journalists on the anti-illegal drugs campaign of the Duterte government (Ezra Acayan, Patrick Addalin and others);
  • information on Women Political Prisoners.

Schedule:

Opening prayer: Rev. Jerrome C. Baris, National Program Coordinator, Justice, Peace and Human Rights, United Church of Christ in the Philippines  ( UCCP )

Welcome remarks: Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches

Speakers:

Atty. Ephraim Cortez, Secretary-General, National Union of Lawyers in the Philippines and Corporate Secretary, National Council of Churches in the Philippines

Sharon Cabusao-Silva, Spokesperson for Free Our Sisters, Free Ourselves Campaign, GABRIELA , and former political prisoner during the Aquino government

Peter Prove, Director of International Affairs in the World Council of Churches

Moderator: Ms. Jojo Guan (Center for Women’s Resources)