Wonosobo to Host the 2018 Indonesian Human Rights Festival

Jakarta, MINA – The 2018 Indonesian Human Rights Festival (FHI) will be held in Wonosobo Regency, Central Java, on November 13-15 2018.

“Wonosobo is an extraordinary district, which has made many achievements known to the international community,” the Chairman of Komnas HAM  Ahmad Taufan Damanik said at the launch of the 2018 Indonesian Human Rights Festival at the Komnas HAM Building, Jakarta on Wednesday (3/10).

Wonosobo Regency has regional regulations about Human Rights and also becomes one of the regions that included in the United Nations official document.  Based on these reasons, Wonosobo is supported to be the host of the 2018 Indonesian Human Rights Festival (FHI).

The implementation of 2018 FHI was initiated by five institutions namely the National Human Rights Commission, the Presidential Staff Office (KSP), the Central Java Provincial Government, the Wonosobo District Government, and the International NGO Forum for Indonesian Development (INFID).

The Chairman of the National Commission on Human Rights, Chief of Presidential Staff Moeldoko, Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo, Wonosobo Regent Eko Purnomo, and INFID Director Sugeng Bahagijo signed the FHI 2018 MoU.

“Why use the word festival, deliberately we take it so that everyone sees that human right is something familiar,” said the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission.

The Human Rights Festival is part of a Human Rights District or City conference which is held annually since 2014. This time the theme is “Caring for Diversity, Increasing Solidarity, Towards Inclusive Indonesia and Justice”.

The theme is raised based on the recent socio-political conditions due to the strengthening of intolerance that damaged unity and eroded the solidarity of citizens as a nation.

“Human rights are part of the daily life of the community where the child respects parents instead parents protect children and also in the context of national and state life,” Taufan explained.

Therefore, the mutual respect for differences, diversity, and solidarity as Indonesian citizens need to be strengthened and nurtured.

The purpose of organizing the 2018 FHI is to spread human rights program for the entire Indonesian citizens and aim to raise knowledge and understanding of human rights in order to increase cooperation between parties related to human rights both nationally and internationally. (L/Sj/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)