Philippine Human Rights Defenders Bring Concerns to Canada: Canadian Tour

March 27th – April 16th

From March 27th – April 16th, three Philippine human rights defenders will be touring across Canada to raise awareness about the grave realities of human rights violations occurring within a climate of impunity in the Philippines. The tour will expose the violence endured by women prisoners, told first-hand by two former political detainees, Dr. Merry Mia-Clamor and Ms. Angelina Bisuña Ipong, who were subjected to torture, sexual harassment and physical abuse while incarcerated. It will also feature perspectives from General Secretary of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, Bishop Reul Marigza, who has initiated a legal case to hold former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and other top military officials legally accountable for their responsibility in human rights violations.

Filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights


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