8:00 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
Unjust laws, practices, social norms and institutional models continue to inhibit women’s ability to participate in decision-making, policymaking and lawmaking. This reality, combined with attacks on civic space at all levels, are making it harder for structurally silenced women to freely and safely advocate for their rights. Speakers from four countries in the global South discuss challenges to democracy and civic space — online space, policy space and physical public space — in their contexts, and barriers to the participation of structurally silenced women in determining their futures.
Organized by Our Voice Our Futures (OVOF) consortium comprising CREA, the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), UHAI — The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative, WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform, and strategic partner IM-Defensoras.
This event will take place in English and Spanish.