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Inform, Assert, Defend - What is “the respect and protect HRDS campaign?”
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Friday, 01 May 2015 12:43

WHAT IS “THE RESPECT AND PROTECT HRDs CAMPAIGN?”

EDUCATE – (INFORM)

HRD_logo_female_and_male_copyIt is an information campaign with our networks about who human rights defenders (HRDs) are. It will highlight, publicize, and discuss cases of human rights violations perpetrated against HRDs. This aims to generate solidarity and public awareness.

 

It is a campaign to inform the public that those who defend human rights often face risks and challenges.  They become victims of harassment, arrest and detention, vilification campaign, sometimes even torture, or worse, enforced disappearance, or extra-judicial killings.

 

It is an awareness campaign on the rights that HRDs as individuals have and which the State has the obligation to protect.

 

ASSERT – (CLAIM OUR RIGHTS)

Provide network with a platform to present HRDs’ work to encourage the public to assert and defend human rights.

 

That there is a Declaration for the Protection of HRDs adapted by the United Nations (UN) that recognizes the risks HRDs face. That it recognizes and acknowledges the vital role of HRDs in human rights issues, both in international and domestic levels.

 

  • Everyone has the right to promote and strive for the protection and realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms;
  • Everyone has the freedom of assembly, association and the right to communicate;
  • Everyone has the right to know, seek, receive and disseminate human rights information and form/hold opinions on the matter for public attention;
  • We have the right to develop new human rights ideas and advocate for their acceptance;
  • We have the right to effective access and participate in the conduct of public affairs, and to submit proposals and criticism;
  • We have the right to an effective remedy and protection from violation, the right to complain about official acts, the right to observe trials, and the right to unhindered access to international bodies;
  • Everyone has the right to participate in peaceful activities publicizing human rights violations and to be protected against violence or adverse discrimination.

DEFEND – (TAKE ACTION)

Generate support and mobilize participation in creative actions in calling for the government to respect and protect HRDs.

 

Initiate a solidarity campaign for all issues concerning different sectors. Initiate actions to support individual cases of HRDs and call for accountability of perpetrators towards ending impunity.

Mobilize advocates to call on the government to respect and protect HRDs and urge people to assert and defend human rights.

 

GENERAL CALL:

A CALL FOR GOVERNMENT TO RESPECT AND PROTECT HR AND HR DEFENDERS

  • Protect Human Rights Defenders!
  • Stop criminalization of HR work!
  • Stop the killings and harassment of HRDs!
  • End impunity of human rights violations against HRDs!
  • Enact a law protecting human rights defenders!

 

A CALL FOR PEOPLE TO ASSERT AND DEFEND HR

  • Uphold, assert, and defend human rights!

 

Particular Targets:

  • Raise awareness of the general public about HRDs, as well as raising awareness of advocates themselves
  • Popularize the concept of HRDs among advocates and its mass members
  • Inspire advocates to assert their rights as HRDs
  • Generate support and complement the general campaign calling for the respect and protection of HRDs
  • Build solidarity and generate support for HRD cases

 

ACTIVITIES

MECHANICS

  • EDUCATE – (INFORM)

DISCUSS what HRD is, the UN Declaration, and cases against HRDs

SHARE info materials - infographics and posters

  • ASSERT – (CLAIM OUR RIGHTS)

CLAIM your rights, “I am a human rights defender” campaign –

Get photo of people holding the HRD Shield with “I defend _______. I AM a Human Rights Defender” and encourage others to be a defender themselves.

DISSEMINATE – LIKE, SHARE AND COMMENT online- Use and popularize the hashtag #ProtektahanHRD

  • DEFEND –(TAKE ACTION)

TAG – friends, media and government

PARTICIPATE -online and offline creative actions

BUILD SOLIDARITY with cases of HRD

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES

Dates

Sectors

Slogan

Introduction

Build up to soft launch

 

Info dissemination about HRD Cases

April 17

International Peasants Struggles Day

Land rights defenders

Land rights defenders are human rights defenders.

 

April 22

Earth Day

Environment

Climate justice

Anti mining

IP

Environment defenders are human rights defenders.

Soft launch

Launch online

Statement

All leaders posted online

April 30

 

All leaders

I assert and defend human rights. I am a human rights defender.

Cases of worker HRDs

May 1

Labor Day

Labor group, workers

I defend workers’ rights. I am a human rights defender.

 

May 25-31

Int’l Week of the Disappeared

Disappeared HRDs

I assert the right not to be disappeared. I am a human rights defender.

 

June 5 World Environment Day

Environmental

I defend the environment. I am a human rights defender.

Launch

OMCT HRD Launch

Challenge for SONA

June 9

All

 

 

June 26

Int’l Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Anti-Torture Advocates, torture survivors, PPs

I defend the right to be free from torture. I am a human rights defender.

HR situation

Launch of the HRD agenda

July SONA

ALL

 

Cases of youth HRDs

August 12

Int’l Youth Day

Youth

I defend students’ rights and welfare. I am a human rights defender.

 

August

Int’l Day of the Disappeared

 

I push for the Convention for the protection of people against enforced disappearance. I am a human rights defender.

Cases of HRD victims of ML

September

Martial Law Declaration

HRD victims of ML

I assert justice for all victims of Martial Law. I am a human rights defender.

Cases of victims of violation of freedom of expression

October

Anti-Cyber Crime Law

Digital

I defend freedom of expression. I am a human rights defender.

Cases of IP rights violations

October

IP Month

IP groups and advocates

I defend IP rights. I am a human rights defender.

Cases of detained HRDs

October last wk Prison Awareness Week

Political Prisoners

I defend civil political rights.  I am a human rights defender.

Cases of Envi defenders

November 10

Heroes and Martyrs of Environment

Envi group

Anti-Mining

Climate Justice

Environmental defenders are human rights defenders.

Cases of violations of children’s rights

November 20 Children’s Day

Child rights groups

I defend children’s rights. I am a human rights defender.

Cases of HRDs in media

November 23

Ampatuan Massacre

Media

I defend freedom of the press. I am a human rights defender.

Cases of women HRDs

November

Women HRDS

Women’s groups

I defend women’s rights. I am a human rights defender.

Cases of Urban Poor HRDs

November

Urban Poor Week

Urban poor groups

I defend the right to housing. I am a human rights defender.

CULMINATION for the year

Formalization of Campaign Solidarity Network for HRD protection

December 9

HRD declaration

ALL

ASSERT, DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS!

RESPECT, PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS!

 

Note: color coded po ang mga materials depende sa sector at issue.

 

 

 

 

 


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