from Pax Christi International
On 11 July 2012, Civil Society delegates were able to deliver a speech at the Diplomatic Conference for an Arms Trade Treaty in New York. One of the speakers is Jasmin Galace of IANSA and the IANSA Women’s Network (PHILIANSA).
Jasmin spoke also as a member of Pax Christi International in the Philippines and said the following:
“I am a member of Pax Christi International, and members of this faith-based organization from South Sudan to El Salvador, Haiti to Iraq, Mexico to the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United States of America, have seen how conventional weapons have been used to commit human rights violations. Whether these weapons circulate during or in the wake of war and violent conflict; they are collected and used by violent gangs and organized crime; or their proliferation is driven primarily by lucrative profits, the cost in human life and misery is unconscionable. The specific impact on women and children is especially egregious, as is the diversion of resources needed to protect human life and human rights and the natural world.”
Jasmin works closely with Loreta Castro and Cesar Villanueva, two former Philippian members of the Executive Committee of Pax Christi International. Jasmin is active within Pax Christi Philippines.