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I4C Event- Activists against Authoritarianism: Defending Democracy in 2022
Dear Network Member,
The I4C/CSII Network is excited to invite you to our first live event that we are organizing as part of the “I4C Impact Journey”. I4C’s Impact Journey is a series of external events and internal discussions that will culminate with our Inter-Regional Retreat that will take place in Ecuador this September.
During the “Activists against Authoritarianism: Defending Democracy in 2022” event, we will explore innovative ways in which human rights activists on the frontlines are combatting authoritarianism in their different contexts. A Milk Tea Alliance organizer in Myanmar, a leader of the Unmask Them Campaign from Egypt, and a Women’s Human Rights Defender from Afghanistan will share their efforts and reflections on their respective efforts in combatting authoritarianism.
The storytelling session will be followed by a panel discussion with experts including ICNL, a partner of our East Asia Hub who is tracking Chinese misinformation broadly- and, more recently, Chinese misinformation related to Ukraine- and a youth activist from Ukraine. The conversation will be around the emerging trends of authoritarianism including restrictive COVID-19 laws, the cross-border and transnational influence of these regimes, and the need to strengthen inter-regional and global coordination between CSOs, activists, donors, and other stakeholders.
- Florence E Nakazibwe – Legal Advisor – The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
- Wu Min (Ttcat) Hsuan – Founder and CEO – DoubleThink Lab
- Daria Onyshko (TBC) – Ukrainian Youth Activist and Community of Democracy YouthLeads Coordinator/EDYN Ambassador
Join us this Thursday, 7 April 2022, at 3 PM (GMT+2). Pre-registration is essential for this event for security reasons.
Please feel free to share this invite widely and join in the discussion on Thursday.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.