[kehitysmaaliike-l] Save the date! KIOS Seminar Sep 29th - Strengthening the Cooperation and Security of Human Rights Defenders

Ilari Lovio ilari at kios.fi
To Kesä 25 09:54:01 EEST 2015





Save the date!

KIOS Autumn Seminar: STRENGTHENING THE COOPERATION AND SECURITY OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS



Tuesday, September 29th 2015, at 8:30-12:30, Helsinki

Registration will open in August. Venue TBC.



A free civil society, able to promote and protect human rights, is required in any society to achieve sustainable development, peace and democracy.



However, during recent years, governments in many countries have increasingly narrowed the space of civil society, by limiting the freedom of expression, freedom of assembly or by freezing assets of NGOs, among other ways. In some countries, extremist movements not respecting human rights, are the main threat to human rights defenders.



The KIOS Autumn Seminar 2015, will discuss how human rights work can be amplified by strengthening regional cooperation and the security of human rights defenders.



Guest speakers: Adilur Rahman Khan (Odhikar, Bangladesh), Tanveer Jahan (Democratic Commission for Human Development, Pakistan), Memory Bandera (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project), Kranti Lazarus Chinnappa (Human Rights Law Network/Socio-Legal Information Centre, India), Yona Wanjala (Defenders Protection Initiative, Uganda), Gerald Staberock (World Organization Against Torture).



The seminar will be held in English. For more information, see: http://www.kios.fi/english/seminars/ or contact seminaari at kios.fi<mailto:seminaari at kios.fi>









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