The National – Friday, December 10, 2010
By ALISON ANIS
TODAY is Human Rights Day and the last day of the 20-day activism calendar of events observed in the country.
Celebrating the theme “Speak up stop discrimination”, United Nations agencies on human rights, the Law and Justice Sector, Transparency International, National Capital District Commission and non-governmental organisations had organised a weekend of human rights films, discussion, art and music.
Dubbed PNG human rights film festival, the programme will be launched today with viewing of human rights films and documentaries after at the Port Moresby Arts Theatre.
According to the UN’s Children Fund (Unicef) and partners, the film festival continues until Sunday with the aim to promote greater respect and fulfilment of human rights for all and creates a forum on debate to empower the audience with the understanding that personal commitment can make a difference to end discrimination.
“The festival brings to life human rights stories. It challenges each individual to empathise with victims of human rights violations and supports justice for all people.”
It will be followed by panel discussions with the audience.
Admission fees are adults K1 and children under 18 years are free.