Tribunal on the Impact of WTO
/ December 16, 9.00am – 3.00pm
and Girls Club (Wan
Women’s Tribunal will put the WTO into a political trial, hearing testimonies
and presenting evidence of the gross women human rights violations it has
committed over the ten years of existence, through its trade policies,
particularly its Agreements on Agriculture (AOA) and General Agreements on Trade
and Services (GATS).
of the Presidium
who have confirmed:
Head of the
Fernandez (Executive Director, Tenaganita; Recipient, 2005 Alternative Nobel
Titi Soentoro (Regional
Liza Maza (Member, House of Representatives,
Republic of the Philippines; President, Gabriela
Rizwana Hansan, Esq. (Executive Director,
Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association)
(Asia-Pacific Representative, Development Alternatives with Women f or a New Era
(DAWN), International Gender and Trade Network)
There are 3 more
are chosen based on their commitment to women's rights, knowledge of wto and
globalization issues, integrity and competence. They will preside over the
proceedings of the Tribunal.
Tita Lubi (APWLD/GABRIELA/BAYAN)
The Chief Presentor makes
the opening statement before the witnesses' testimonies. She will present the
summary of the cases and introduce the flow of the testimonies.
There are six (6)
cases to be presented. Each
case will have a witness who will testify and a presentor. The latter will
introduce the witness, the case and its context; assist the witness in
her testimony; and act as translator.
The testimonies will be
from 6 different countries – Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong,
(International Relations Officer, GABRIELA)
judy a. pasimio (Program
They keep track of the
flow of the proceedings; prompt and/or call the attention of the Head of
the Presidium and the Chief Presentor if adjustments have to be made; make
announcements; and ensure that logistical matters are attended to.
Esq. (Founding Member, APWLD; Executive Director, Foundation for Women, Law
and Rural Development)
The lawyer floor leader
swears in each witness before the testimony.
the tribunal, women will assemble at 4pm at the Boys and Girls Club for the
in Purple March – and
to collectively bring the message -
Say NO to WTO!
something purple. Bring banners, flags, flashlights, placards, musical
by: APWLD, AMIHAN, GABRIELA, AAF
more information :
Pasimio – email@example.com
Vistro - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wing Sze (Sally) -