Lessons from Asian Nations: HRBA in Disaster Situations

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The Research and Extension for Development Office (REDO) and the class of Social Work 120 in partnership with Assistance and Cooperation for Community Resilience and Development Inc. (ACCORD) launched a photo exhibit entitled, “Lessons from Asian Nations: A Human Rights Based Approach in Disaster Situations” on December 11, 2013 at the CSWCD Library.

The program started with an opening remarks by Prof. Jocelyn T. Caragay, REDO Director, followed by a brief presentation by Prof. Kristinna Palomo about the class project of SW 120 on integrating human rights based approach (HRBA) in helping survivors of disasters. Prof. Palomo’s class featured the experience of five Asian nations in disaster situations and how the Philippines can learn from them. The five Asian nations include China, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Ms. Marietta Alcid of ACCORD gave a very informative and extensive discussion on HRBA and its integration to relief and rehabilitation in times of disasters. ACCORD also shared 12 photos about their relief operations on Yolanda for the exhibit. Prof. Luisito S. Gabo provided an acoustic performance of the song, “Walis Tingting” to the delight of the audience. The program ended with a ribbon cutting to formally open the photo exhibit which will run from December 11 ton 18, 2013 at the CSWCD Library.

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