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Workshop on Human Rights and Climate Change in the Philippines

Dominicans for Justice and Peace conducted a Consolidation Workshop on Climate Change and Human Rights on 26 – 28 May 2023 at Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary in Baguio City, Philippines. The workshop was held in partnership with the Dominican Environment Committee for the Dominican Family for Justice, Peace and Care for Creation in the Philippines. Teachers from Dominican schools participated in the workshop with the aim of raising awareness and preparing future generations for the impacts of climate change on human rights.

A total of 27 teachers and 13 members of the Environment Committee benefitted from the workshop, which focused on topics such as climate change awareness, a rights-based approach to climate change, applicable legislation in the Philippines, as well as the notion of deep ecology. The workshop combined different training methods, including academic lectures, project-based work in small groups and an outdoor activity, Cosmic Journey, which was particularly appreciated by everyone.

Following the workshop, a follow-up e-book will be issued by the Dominican teachers and shared with the wider Dominican family as well as the external partners.

Very positive feedback was received at the end of the Workshop, with one participant saying: “Thank you for the added information and awakening our consciousness in interconnecting with our environment. Our environment is hungry for our help in keeping it sustainable for the next generation. Thank you so much for this very informative and helpful seminar. We have a lot to bring along to our school and to our students as well as to the community.”

The workshop was held thanks to the generous support of Misean Cara and concludes a cycle of training activities related to climate change and human rights in the Philippines led by Dominicans for Justice and Peace. 

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