Seeking Answers - All Women\'s Human Rights Report Back from Philippine Delegation

October 13, 2006

Culture - Food - Discussion

7-9 pm at New College of California, 771 Valencia (btw 18th and 19th - near 16 St BART). $7-10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Over 750 activists have been killed in the Philippines since Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took office in 2001. Hundreds more have been harassed, displaced and/or disappeared. Of these over half came from the organized opposition movement, such as GABRIELA Women\'s Party and Bayan Muna. 80 of those killed were women - half of those were GABRIELA Women\'s Party organizers.

In May 2006, GABRIELA Network organized an all women human rights delegation including four attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights, the National Lawyers Guild and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers to investigate. On September 21, the Day of Global Action Against the Killings in the Philippines, they submitted their findings.

Come hear their report and an update on the current situation in the Philippines. Come support the women in the Philippines in their quest for justice!

Speakers Include: Rachel Lederman, National Lawyers Guild attorney - delegation member; Annalisa Enrile, Chairperson, Gabriela Network - delegation member; Gemma Mirkinson, Gabriela Network member recently returned from 4 month immersion in the Philippines.

All monies to go the Gabriela Women\'s Legal Defense Fund. For more information: