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Help send local human rights activists and Filipino youth activists to the General Assembly of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-Canada)!
Member organizations of ICHRP in Toronto, as well as Filipino mass organizations, are sending a delegation of activists to the upcoming General Assembly of ICHRP-Canada, which will take place in Vancouver, BC from October 22 to October 24. We are seeking support from the community to raise funds to cover registration, travel, and lodging for 15 attendees.
ICHRP is a global coalition of churches, unions, grassroots solidarity organizations, and other organizations which are committed to campaigning for human rights and Filipino people’s rights. ICHRP works to promote a common understanding of the human rights situation in the Philippines, and promotes the economic, social and cultural rights of Filipino people living in the Philippines and overseas.
The Canada chapter of ICHRP, formed in 2019, has campaigned for the rights of Philippine political prisoners, workers, farmers, women, and human rights activists persecuted under the Duterte regime. It has also carried out advocacy work with the Canadian government, and supported international human rights projects such as Investigate PH.
The theme of ICHRP-Canada’s upcoming General Assembly is: “Philippines Under Siege: Solidarity for Justice and Peace”. The overall goal of the conference is to equip organizations and individuals with the tools to intensify Human Rights work through capacity building. The training will bring together expertise from across Canada and worldwide, enhancing our understanding of the human rights context in the Philippines, developing a clearer understanding of the Canadian connection, sharing strategies for actions, and strengthening our skills in political lobbying in Canada.
The Toronto delegation to the conference will include activists from several ICHRP member organizations and allies, including Canada-Philippines Solidarity Organization - Toronto, Student Christian Movement - Ryerson, and MacDivest. It will also include members of Anakbayan - Toronto, an overseas chapter of Anakbayan composed of Filipino youths fighting for national democracy, freedom and genuine peace in the Philippines.
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