A year has passed since the controversial anti-terror law (ATL) was signed, despite intense opposition from several sectors.
The anti-terror law is described by critics as a threat to democracy. Activists and critics alike have raised concerns that the about how the law gives the government power to arrest or detain dissenting individuals and groups due to the policy's vague definition of terrorism.
To help shed light on how communities can continue to fight for their rights, MovePH and De La Salle University Student Government (DLSU USG) will hold webinars titled "#DefendDemocracy: The effects of ATL on dissenters and communities" on Friday, July 16, and “#DefendDemocracy: Fighting against anti-terror law” on Saturday, July 17, both at 3 pm Manila time respectively via Zoom.
The webinars are co-presented by the #CourageON: No Lockdown on Rights coalition, which brings together groups from various sectors in to amplify opportunities for collective action to promote and defend human rights.
The webinars aim to answer questions about the health of the Philippine democracy, and share possible actions that communities can employ to help defend their rights, despite pandemic and quarantine restrictions.
The following are the topics and invited panelists to the #DefendDemocracy webinars: