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How can we support democracy activists in the world? Har passerat

Tisdag 7 december 2021 09:30 - 10:30 G1

Talare: Anders Pettersson, Civil Rights Defenders, Helena Bjuremalm, Sida, Ksenija Paksina, ForumCiv Eastern Europe, Njoki Gachanja, Kenya , Sao Vansey, Cambodia, Yuko Sato, V-Dem institute
Moderator: Claudia Arenas, ForumCiv

For more than a decade, democracy has been declining globally. Today we have more countries in the world where democracy is backsliding than countries with a positive democratic development. The situation has drastically deteriorated during the covid-19 pandemic. Countries that have become more authoritarian have used the pandemic to increase control over their populations and restrict civil liberties and rights. Threats and violence against human rights defenders are escalating in many parts of the world. Still, activists are struggling for democracy and defending their rights – often while risking their lives. How can we reverse the negative trend regarding democratic development globally? What can we learn from democracy activists around the world and how they work locally and nationally? How can we prevent restrictions introduced during the pandemic from becoming permanent? A discussion between democracy activists from Cambodia, Kenya and Belarus, researcher from V-dem institute and representatives from Sida and Civil Rights Defenders.

Arrangör(er)

ForumCiv

Form

Seminarium

Prioriterade målgrupper

Forskare, Civilsamhälle, Tjänstepersoner vid statliga myndigheter/departement

Språk

Engelska

Tolkningsalternativ

Teckenspråkstolkas

Ämnestaggar

Shrinking space, Teori

Föreläsare

Anders Pettersson, Civil Rights Defenders Talare

Executive Director, Civil Rights Defenders

Helena Bjuremalm, Sida Talare

Stf Enhetschef, Demokratienheten, Sida

Ksenija Paksina, ForumCiv Eastern Europe Talare

ForumCiv Eastern Europe

Njoki Gachanja, Kenya Talare

Githurai social justice centre, Kenya

Sao Vansey, Cambodia Talare

Executive Director, Indigenous Community Support Organization (ICSO)

Yuko Sato, V-Dem institute Talare

Postdoctoral Fellow, V-Dem Institute

Claudia Arenas, ForumCiv Moderator

Enhetschef, ForumCiv