More than 300 human rights defenders were murdered in 2017 across the globe. Many of these defenders faced coordinated opposition to defame, intimidate, and marginalize human rights activists who were working for systemic change. In spite of this violence, there is an increase in human rights defenders worldwide and a stronger need to elevate their voices, support their work, and ultimately protect their well-being.
Come join the conversation about work being done in developing countries to advance human rights and what we can do to defend the defenders.
Speakers (Read bios here):
Siri May, United Nations Program Manager, OutRight Action International
Eileen Moncoeur, Executive Director, Partners Asia
Anita Ramasastry, Law Professor and Faculty Director, University of Washington School of Law
Program: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Reception: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Tuesday, September 11
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Where1601 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101