HONG KONG/PHILIPPINES: Defending the Defenders

A Press Release from Hong Kong Campaign for the Advancement of Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)

Defending the Defenders:

When Human Rights Advocates, Environmental Activists and

Indigenous Peoples in Cordillera Are Under Attack

When:   May 9, 2015, Saturday, 3:00-5:00PM

Venue: HKCI Office, Mongkok

10/F Ngai Mang Comm. Bldg., 11-13 Mongkok Road, Kowloon

(nearest to it is Mongkok MTR Station, Exit A2 – please see the attached map)

[Jointly organized by: Hong Kong Campaign for the Advancement of Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (HKCAHRPP), Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and BAYAN Hong Kong & Macau]

The two-hour forum will focus on the intensifying human rights violations happening among human rights advocates, environmental advocates and activists as well as in indigenous peoples in the region of Cordillera in the Philippines.

Windel Bolinget, chairperson of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA), will be the main speaker of the forum. The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) is an independent federation of progressive peoples’ organisations, most of them grassroots-based organisations among indigenous communities in the Cordillera Region, Philippines. Founded in 1984, the CPA was borne out of a widespread and successful opposition to the World Bank-funded Chico dams project and commercial logging operations.

We hope that you and your friends can join us.

For more information, please contact Eman Villanueva (97585935) or Vicky Cabantac (93572125)

Document Type : Forwarded Press Release
Document ID : AHRC-FPR-011-2015
Countries : Hong Kong, Philippines,
Issues : Administration of justice,