World Social Forum - 26th to 30th March

World Social Forum - 26th to 30th March
January 29 2013

THe ASF network attends in the next World Social Forum at Tunis.

The first World Social Forum was held from 25 January to 30 January 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It had over 5000 and 12000 attendees and more than 100 journalists.

The World Social Forum (WSF) is an annual meeting of civil society organizations, first held in Brazil, which offers a self-conscious effort to develop an alternative future through the championing of counter-hegemonic globalization.

 

Press release - March 21, 2013

Avocats Sans Frontières Network attends the World Social Forum of Tunis, from 26 to 30 March 2013

 

 

The 11th edition of the World Social Forum will be held from 26th to 30th March 2013 in Tunis, for the first time in the Maghreb countries.

 

Avocats Sans Frontières Brazil, Avocats Sans Frontières France and Avocats Sans Frontières Switzerland are participating in this international event.

 

Avocats Sans Frontières Network and the protection of human rights defenders

During this World Social Forum, ASF Network organizes with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, on Thursday 28th March from 9 am to 11:30 am, in room play 2, a film viewing of "the Chebeya affair: a state crime? " followed by a debate on the protection of human rights. Avocats Sans Frontières Network wishes to respond to the death of Chebeya, the President of the NGO «La Voix des Sans-Voix » in Democratic Republic of Congo, through concrete actions that guarantee justice, not only to put an end to impunity for attacks against human rights defenders, but also to help protect the others human rights defenders and Congolese journalists who face intimidation, threats and harassment.

 

Avocats Sans Frontières Network and the defense of people prosecuted for their sexual orientation

On Thursday 28th March, from 4.00 to 6.30pm, ASF network organizes in the Room TD16, a projection followed by a debate on the protection and the defense of people accused of homosexuality in Cameroon. Organizations involved in the ASF Network note a propagation of prosecutions against individuals because of their sexual orientation, in violation of their most basic rights and have decided to participate to their defense, whenever possible.

 

Network Avocats Sans Frontières alongside indigenous peoples in Brazil

On Friday 29th March, ASF Network organizes in Room A4 a conference on its activities for the indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá. The cultural suppression and the physical and psychological violence led the group to malnourishment conditions, lack of safety and countless number of suicides. The high levels of violent crimes against the Guarani-Kaiowá and Ñandevá are also distressing: systematic attacks to indigenous communities, destruction of households, moral and physical aggressions, murders, forced disappearances and sexual abuses towards women.

 

This forum will be an opportunity for Avocats Sans Frontières Network to express and share his experiences with vulnerable populations and his struggle in favour of human rights defenders, at the national and international levels.

 

 

Contact:
Anne Lutun - Coordination Network ASF
Email: coordination@asf-network.com
Tel: +33 5 34 31 78 50
Website: www.asf-network.org

 

 

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