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Defending Civic SpaceIn-Person Gatherings

Reclaiming Civic Space: Resistance, Resilience and Resources

The 26th edition of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights, published by Conectas Human Rights in collaboration with The Fund for Global Human Rights, seeks to address the imbalance in material currently available on the global crackdown on civil society, the majority of which focuses on the diagnostics, rather than the responses by activists.

Conectas and The Fund – in partnership with Open Society Foundations – are delighted to host a closed-door/funder only panel discussion with the aim of sharing the body of knowledge captured by the Journal with the funder community. A light lunch will also be served. The event is being organized in collaboration with the Human Rights Funders’ Network.

Hearing directly from the activist authors themselves, the discussion, which will emphasize a Global South perspective, will encourage reflection on how well current grantmaking is both adapting to the challenges that activists are facing and also supporting the strategies of resistance and resilience the activists consider effective in order to reclaim civic space.

Location: Open Society Foundations, 224 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Moderator: Emily Martinez (OSF, US)

Speakers:

  • Victoria Ohaeri (Spaces for Change, Nigeria)
  • Jonas Bagas (Philippines)
  • Mandeep Tiwana (Civicus, India)
  • Juana Kweitel (Conectas, Brazil)
  • David Mattingly (FGHR, US)

Please RSVP here.