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Celebrating Women in Civil Society and Activism
In his new report “Celebrating women in civil society and activism”, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clement N. Voule, explores the myriad ways in which women’s organizations and movements have contributed to the advancement of human rights. The report examines the gendered and intersectional restrictions these groups face to exercise the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, as well as their work to further peace and sustainable development.

On the occasion of the presentation of the report to the 3rd Committee of the General Assembly, this virtual side event will bring together women civil society leaders from around the world to discuss report findings. The panel will also explore ideas to ensure implementation of recommendations for States and other stakeholders that promote an enabling environment for the rights of women to assemble and associate.

Join us for a discussion with Clement N. Voule (UNSR FoAA), Shawna Bader-Blau (Solidarity Center; Nicolette Naylor (Ford Foundation); Marusia Lopez (Mesoamerican Network of Women Human Rights Defenders); Mireille Tushiminina (Cameroon Women’s Peace Movement) moderated by Uma Mishra-Newbery (Women’s March Global). Opening Remarks by Ambassador Bahia Tahzib-Lie, Dutch Ambassador for Human Rights.

The side event is co-organized by OHCHR, ICNL, Women’s Major Group, CIVICUS, Solidarity Center, Women’s March Global, Access Now, Mesoamerican Initiative for Women Human Rights Defenders, the World Movement for Democracy, Freedom House and the Geneva Academy.

Interpretation into Spanish and French available

Oct 20, 2020 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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