Excerpts of Councilor Dizons speech at the Legal Dialogue on Access to Justice through the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance sponsored by Rainbow Rights Phils and Alternative Law Groups, August 22 at SRP Senior Citizens Bldg, Cebu city: ...The passage of the Cebu City Anti-Discrimination ordinance is only the first of many steps we need to take to achieve the kind of inclusive society we envision. While I am optimistic that the ordinance is an inspiration to different sectors and groups, I am also realistic that huge challenges await. After all, eliminating discrimination is no easy task because it involves building a culture of respect where there is inclusion and acceptance for all. But these challenges can be overcome if we continue to work together by sharing our knowledge, skills, creativity, resources and passion towards our goal of championing the cause of human dignity, respect and tolerance and the promotion of equality and human rights for all, without discrimination. Thus, I urge all of you to help us make Cebu City a discrimination-free city...help us re-educate our citizenry and push for more anti-discrimination measures....
Posted on: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:29:59 +0000
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