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[Event] “KNOW ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE”, a mini film expo on the global phenomenon of enforced or involuntary disappearance

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) in cooperation with the Committee on Human Rights of the House of Representatives invite you to “KNOW ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE”, a mini film expo on the global phenomenon of enforced or involuntary disappearance. The film showing will be held on 01 March 2012 in Rooms 1&2, RVM Bldg, House of Representatives, 1:00 -4:00 PM.

Slated for screening are: “Unsilenced”, a documentary film on the enforced disappearance of six sub-contractual workers of a paper factory in Agusan del Sur and “Rendition”, a 2007 true-to-life drama film on extraordinary rendition directed by Gavin Hood and starring Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep and Jake Gyllenhaal among others.

The film expo aims to promote human rights awareness more particularly of the right against enforced disappearance and to urge the Philippine government to enact an anti-enforced disappearance law and to sign and ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

An open discussion will follow after each film showing.

Come join in this collective endeavor and be one with us in making human rights a reality for all.

[In the news] Rape: A horrific global phenomenon- GMA News

Rape: A horrific global phenomenon.


January 28, 2012 1

 This is the first in a monthly series of articles about Violence Against Women.

Rape, one of the worst human rights violations, happens everywhere.

The stories are horrific: Just this month in Australia, a mother of four raped her own 11-year-old daughter to teach her about sex.

The newspaper Sunshine Coast Daily said the mother, 37, in a “bizarre sex education,” used her mobile phone to create three films showing her raping her youngest daughter.

Also this month in India, a 19-year-old student was gang-raped inside a moving bus before she was killed, the news site Emirates 24/7 reported.

Many Filipinos, in the Philippines or abroad, have also been victims of rape.

read full article @ www.gmanetwork.com