July 29, 2021

Citizenship and Human Rights Commission of Parlasur meets in Buenos Aires

Citizenship and Human Rights Commission of Parlasur meets in Buenos Aires



The Commission of Citizenship and Human Rights of the Parliament of Mercosur (Parlasur) discussed today in Buenos Aires different issues that currently concern the commission and prepared its Annual Report on Human Rights.

In a public hearing, representatives of different local social organizations presented some of the most relevant issues in Human Rights in Argentina, hit by an economic crisis for months, which has brought "hunger" to the country according to the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel.

"Hunger is a crime that violates the rights of individuals and peoples, and when we talk about Human Rights, we talk about the rights of the people," stressed Pérez Esquivel.

The public hearings of the Commission are carried out within the framework of the Parlasur Protocol and their objective is to prepare the annual report that assesses the situation of Human Rights in the Mercosur countries -Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela-.

Gender equality, the defense of public institutions or the law of social emergency were some of the most popular topics on Thursday in the Argentine capital.

"We are going through a very difficult time but we do not sit idly by, each time the resistance is greater, we must continue to resist," said Taty Almeida, president of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo Foundation Foundation.

Almeida, 88, said that despite "the sticks, we will continue."

"I am sure that if we maintain hope, perseverance and unite, better times will come," said Estela de Carlotto, also 88 years old and president of the same organization.

Government institutions such as the National Women's Institute, the Department of Diversity of the Ministry of Justice of the Nation or members of the Human Rights Commission of the Chamber of Deputies of the Nation, also participated in the hearing.

On the other hand, non-governmental organizations such as the Ana Frank Argentina Center, members of the National Campaign for the Right to Free and Secure Legal Abortion, the Human Rights League, the Collective Ni Una Menos, the Association of Migrant Women of Argentina intervened. .

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