Day 16: International Human Rights Day Event – 16 Days Campaign Closing

December 10

Celebration of Human Rights Day! The program included presentations touching on subjects such as violence against women, the use of violence in conflicts and the humanitarian consequences that come with it. Presentations will be accompanied by artistic performances, poems and music. Artwork done by victims of violence against women and artists associated with the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) Ottawa was displayed, and a wine and cheese reception followed.

Event series organized by the Swiss Embassy in Ottawa and HRREC to mark the 150th Anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the First Geneva Convention, as well as the 100th Anniversary of the International Prisoners-of-War Agency.