2nd Festival de Valores y Derechos Humanos de Panamá
WaterLex was invited to attend and present at the festival in Torremolinos, Panama City, on values and human rights, festival de valores y derechos humanos de Panamá. This is the second annual festival organised by the Defensoria del Pueblo (the NHRI), Comite Civico Torremolinos, and Springboard Foundation. Senior Legal Advisor, Geraldine Gene, presented to around 60 people on the human rights to water and sanitation, and held smaller consultations with various groups representing the NHRI, civil society, the Municipio de Panamá (local government ministers), and the Tribunal Supremo electoral.
More than 150 people attended the WaterLex stand at the event, including groups of indigenous people and locals sharing their stories about schools without access to water, villages without sanitation, and accessibility of sanitation for people with disability.