30th EDSA Anniversary #EDSA30



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30th EDSA Anniversary #EDSA30


“Human Rights from Aquino to Aquino”


EDSA@30: A Civil Society Assessment of Gains, Reverses and Challenges

Human Rights Agenda 2016 for Election and Beyond

February 24, 2016 (Wednesday)

9:00AM Forum and 11:00AM Press Conference

University of the Philippines, College of Law, Malcolm Hall

Diliman, Quezon City


How has human rights fared from one Aquino President to another Aquino administration? What have been the gains?  Were there any reversals? What are the challenges to the in-coming President?  Are we journeying towards genuine development, greater democracy and enjoying our human rights more?



Reflecting on EDSA and human rights become more relevant as the country is about to elect a new leadership with the forthcoming national elections in May. The Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and human rights defenders (HRDs) are in a position to hold government accountable to their obligations: to respect, protect and fulfill human rights, thereby developed Human Rights Agenda as electoral platform of candidates in the lead up to May elections and eventually as lobbying points for a National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP).


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Presentation of Human Rights 2016 Electoral Agenda and Beyond

Panelist: 1. Ron de Vera, Country Coordinator, Philippines

Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD)

2. Justinne Jerico Socito, Chairperson

Youth for Rights (Y4R)



For details, please contact:


Rose Trajano, Secretary-General, Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA)

mobile phone no. +63917-3082409