The 2017 programme for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival has now been launched is available to view in the events section of the NIHRF website at www.nihrf.com.
This years festival which runs from the 10 - 16 December is again jam packed with events and activities that promote the concepts of celebrating and protecting human rights at home and abroad. As ever the festival is a collaboration between the Human Rights Consortium and numerous civil society organisations, academic institutions, charities, trade unions and public authorities to deliver a week of human rights events for the public to explore.
Speaking on the launch of the festival programme Director of the Human Rights Consortium Kevin Hanratty said, 'We are delighted to launch the sixth annual Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival today. The programme as ever has a lot to offer in terms of education, debate and entertainment about human rights. This year our programme has gone fully online at the festival website but the public can still pick up one of our festival leaflets which have the key details of the festival and four unique posters to collect and display.
Again this year we are very proud of the programme of events on offer and this wouldn't have been possible with the event contributions of the host organisations involved and the support of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission this year.
We would encourage everyone to check out the full programme of events online and we do hope that as many people as possible can get involved in the various events throughout the week.'