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Power to the people – Peruvians fighting for justice
14 November, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Justice & Peace
Event and photo exhibition with human rights defender and photojournalist from Peru in The Hague
About this event
Justice & Peace Netherlands together with Peruvian photojournalist and Shelter City The Hague guest Atoq Wallpa Sua invite you to a tribute pop-up photo exhibition at Het Nutshuis, The Hague, on 14th November, 2021. The photo exhibition is in memory of two young students, Brian and Inti, who were killed in a protest on 14 November, 2020, and to all Peruvians injured in protests by police violence.
14:00 – Photo exhibition will be open to the public. Entrance is welcome at any time from 14:00 onwards.
16:30 – Public event will start, including a presentation by photojournalist Atoq who will share his experiences as a human rights defender and more photographs about what is happening in Peru and Q&A.
18:00 – Event ends.
Atoq (30) is a Peruvian photojournalist, cultural manager and activist. Since 2015, he has used his photography to denounce police violence during social protests in Peru. In 2020, he organised a group of independent photojournalists, activists, and artists into the FAC collective – Fotógrafxs Autoconvocadxs (‘Self-Convened Photographers’). This collective reports police abuses during protests and denounces the human rights violations by the Peruvian State. Atoq also coordinates the project ¿Quién vigila a los vigilantes? (‘Who watches the watchers?’) together with the FAC collective, which seeks to protect the right to protest and denounces police persecution in digital spaces.
Atoq is currently participating in Shelter City, a global movement of safe spaces for human rights defenders at risk. Atoq is staying in Shelter City The Hague, and is part of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affair’s support for journalists at risk.