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Human Rights Advocacy through the ARTReach Program in Masepla Transitory Site

Another ArtReach Program conducted for the Youth and Children in Masepla Transitory Site last September 17, 2017. In line with the commemoration of the Zamboanga Siege, an ART Therapy was given, as part of the ZABIDA Human rights Advocacy Campaign in partnership with GUHIT Pinas Zamboanga Chapter which aimed to promote Youth and Children’s rights through visual arts.

The priority issues and concerns of Children and Youth seen and occurred in the transitory site were presented and the needs and concerns were also addressed. Basic art techniques were taught to the participating Youth and Children and through this techniques they were encouraged to use art as a tool for them to advocate their concerns and rights.

After teaching them the basics, the participants were asked to express themselves through coloring a Mandala. The ArtReach activity concluded by a distribution of Art Materials for the children and youth to continually practice art. (LEO CHRISTOPHER GASPAR/ZABIDA/Human Rights Advocacy Campaign)

 

 

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Brgy. Recodo Indigenous People’s Sector : Re-Orientation of their Human Rights

More than 50 Indigenous Peoples participated in the re-orientation of Human Rights in Barangay Recodo on September 9 of this year. This is in coordination with Kagawad Layna Abdurasid, the Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) of the Barangay and the Barangay Recodo Council.

ZABIDA through the ZABIDA Human Rights Advocacy Campaign Project Staff was invited to talk about the Identified Priority Issues concerning the IP sector which serves as the basis of the organization’s continuing Human Rights Advocacy Campaign for the sector concerned. Also present in the orientation was Engr. George T. Jucotan, Officer-in-Charge of the Zamboanga City Office of National Commission of Indigenous Peoples. Engr. Jucotan presented the Indigenous Peoples Right Act also known as the IPRA Law which provides the rights and priviledges of the Indigenous People. ZABIDA continues its efforts in disseminating the rights of every sector groups in their community. (LEO CHRISTOPHER GASPAR/ZABIDA/Human Rights Advocacy Campaign)

 

 

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