Last chance for peace? Strengthening the fragile peace process in the Philippines

Public meeting in Vancouver with: Ms. CONI K. LEDESMA

Member, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel for the Peace Talks with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP), International Spokesperson, MAKIBAKA, nationalist women’s group and former political prisoner.

WHEN: September 23, 2009 (Wednesday)
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

WHERE: Room 129, C.K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research,1855 West Mall, UBC Campus [C.K. Choi Building is located on the west side of West Mall in front of the Asian Centre, and across West Mall from the Music Building]

Organized by the Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights in Vancouver, Canada. Co-sponsored by the UBC-Centre for Southeast Asian Research and the UBC Centre for Women and Gender Studies

This is a unique chance to meet a leading member of the NDFP and a member of the peace talks negotiating panel. She will talk about the latest peace initiatives in the Philippines where an armed conflict has been raging for the past 40 years as well as the upcoming elections in that country in 2010.

Coni Ledesma is visiting Vancouver as part of a cross-Canada tour to promote the immediate resumption of peace negotiations and to address the NDF’s position on the 2010 Presidential elections in the Philippines.

“The Philippines can attain a just and lasting peace,” Ledesma said, “once the roots of the armed conflict or civil war have been resolved. “

For all those interested and wanting to know more about peace studies and conflict resolution, social justice and human rights issues and the role that women play in a national liberation struggle.

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Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights (CPSHR) is a member of the Stop the Killings (STK) Network-Canada; the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS); and associate member of the International Migrants Alliance (IMA). It is also a coalition partner of the Global and Societal Ministries BC Conference of the United Church of Canada and a proud partner of BAYAN-Canada.

We are Filipinos and Canadians working for the promotion and defense of human rights in the Philippines.

Address: 202-4989 Duchess St. Vancouver, Canada V5R 6E5
Email: cps_hr[at]yahoo[dot]ca

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