Currently Dominicans for Justice and Peace has two open projects in the Philippines:
1) Climate change awareness
2) Human Rights. Please scroll down to learn more about both projects.
Climate change awareness.
Help them plant the hope for a better environment…
Participate in letting the youth create better awareness on the climate crisis and the adverse consequences on people their rights.
The Philippines ranks among the countries most impacted by climate change. Pupils and students in over a hundred Dominican schools in the country are beginning to act for greater climate change awareness in the country.
Support this effort by the youth to campaign for enhanced protection for the environment and human rights, greater national solidarity and a better hope for their own future.
Project title: Kalikasan - alagaan - Climate change awareness and human rights awareness program for Dominican schools and institutions in the Philippines (Climate change and human rights awareness program for Dominican schools and institutions in the Philippines)
Main objective: to consolidate and strengthen awareness of climate change in Dominican schools in the Philippines and support environmental defense actions.
Duration: 12 months
Direct beneficiaries: Networks of the Dominican Justice and Peace Commission (Dominican Family for Justice, Peace and Care for Creation)
Indirect beneficiaries: Dominican students and their communities at the national level (more than 100 schools and institutions)
Expected results :
a) Good practices in environmental and climate change awareness are documented and shared
b) Trainers are trained to strengthen and coordinate climate change awareness in Dominican schools
c) Dominican students can share their stories and learn from each other
d) Dominican students become climate change and human rights advocates
e) Climate change awareness and human right awareness is mainstreamed in Dominican schools and institutions in the Philippines
f) The advocacy actions and methodologies are shared to other Dominican schools and institutions across the world
- Trainer's training on climate change and human rights awareness
- Interactive sessions with students
- Documentation of good practices and lessons learned in climate change awareness
- Advocacy activities on climate change and human rights awareness
- Produce training and advocacy material on youth engagement on CC and HR for sharing to other countries
- Planning for other activities including the holding of a national youth forum on climate change and human rights awareness
In Geneva: Benedict Rimando, firstname.lastname@example.org, +41767195340
In the Philippines: Fr. Victor Calvo OP, email@example.com
Human Rights training
Finding solutions to human rights challenges in the Philippines
Human rights defenders in the Philippines can benefit from tools and approaches in local and international advocacy.
Participate in empowering our partners in the Philippines in searching for ways to promote human dignity.
Support the Dominican Family and their civil society partners in strengthening their capacity in human rights advocacy and monitoring.
Project title: Strengthening human rights advocacy and monitoring skills for members of the Dominican Family and their civil society partners in the Philippines defence of human rights and follow-up of the recommendations of the UN human rights mechanisms
Location: Philippines (national) and Geneva, Switzerland
Main objective: Reinforce the capacity of the Dominican Family for Justice, Peace and Care for the Creation and its civil society partners in the Philippines in human rights monitoring and advocacy, coordination and engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms.
Duration: 10 months
Direct beneficiaries: members of the Dominican Family for Justice, Peace and Care for Creation network
Indirect beneficiaries: Communities affected by human rights violations
a) Dominican human rights defenders in the Philippines have the knowledge, attitudes and skills to effectively monitor the human rights situation in the country, including in the context of the CCPR review and the resolution;
b) The national coordination structure and the committees are strengthened and made sustainable;
c) Participants have the skills to produce successes and good practices and information sharing is improved;
d) Committee reports are presented, evaluated and updated;
e) Coordinators of the Dominican Commission on Justice and Peace are empowered through training in Geneva.
Main activities: training on techniques for collecting data on rights violations, preparing reports and drafting oral statements to the Human Rights Council, training in Geneva and side events.