Human Rights Activism in Challenging Circumstances

Date/Time: 23 August 2022, 10:15-11:15
Venue: Kulturhuset

This event will not be streamed.

Human rights activists are under threat in many parts of the world. Not least those who work on economically or culturally sensitive issues such as indigenous rights, environmental and labor rights, gender equality, and sexual and reproductive rights. What makes them persist with their work under these extremely challenging conditions? How do they navigate – and what influences their choice of strategies? These questions will be explored in the new CMI/LawTransform research project RightsAct, starting with this panel, where activists will share their experiences and insights.

Participants: (tbc*) Arsene Brice Bado (Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix – CERAP), Hamada M. (Sudanese Activist – Shades of Ebony), Lise Rakner (LawTransform /  UiB), Moumouni Soumano (University of Bamako), Samah Khalaf Allah (Sudanese Organization for Research and Development)
Moderator: Liv Tønnessen (CMI)