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The state of anti-rights organizing and our resistance

Thursday 9 November 2017, by siawi3

Source: https://www.awid.org/get-involved/rightsatrisk-webinar-state-anti-rights-organizing-and-our-resistance

Announcement

#RightsAtRisk Webinar: The state of anti-rights organizing and our resistance

15 November 2017

On 15th November 2017, AWID, as part of the Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs), is honored to provide a platform for feminist activists and women’s rights advocates, including AWID members, partners and allies to discuss the state of anti-rights organizing and ways forward for our collective resistance.

Human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent, and inalienable. Yet, today ultra-conservative actors are targeting the systems established to protect our human rights.

In May 2017, the Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) - a collaborative initiative that AWID is part of - released Rights At Risk, the first report to look in-depth at anti-rights actors operating in international human rights spaces.

The report revealed a large and complex global lobby of anti-right actors, using an evolving repertoire of strategies to chip away at the very content and structure of our human rights institutions and protections, with disastrous consequences for human rights and gender justice.

Find out more about OURs
Read the Rights At Risk report

Join us on Wednesday, 15th November from 10am EST to 12pm EST in a conversation to discuss:

Who is behind these attacks on the universality of rights?

Which of their strategies have been successful in making inroads into UN systems, and what effects has this already had?

What is the link between attacks on the universality of rights at the UN and the rise of ultra-conservative forces locally and regionally?

How are feminists and human rights advocates resisting already, and how can we strengthen our collective push-back?

Speakers will include Cynthia Rothschild, Karima Bennoune, Alejandra Sarda-Chandiramani and Naureen Shameem.

Registration deadline is 14 November 2017. Spaces are limited and access to the session will be given on a first come first served basis.

For conversion of EST time, to other time zones, please visit Time and Date. Please note: This webinar will be held in English.

In the meantime and during the webinar, tweet your thoughts on the above questions by using the hashtag #RightsAtRisk