Next Defenders’ Days in 2018
Defenders´ Days has been arranged annually in Stockholm, Sweden since 2013. In 2016 Civil Rights Defenders welcomed 160 participants from 35 countries on four continents to the intense and interactive capacity building conference. 40 distinguished panellists and workshop facilitators inspired and trained the conference participants on topics such as digital security, gender aspects of human rights work, leadership skills, media as a tool for human rights defenders and anti-discrimination.
Civil Rights Defenders strive to offer human rights defenders a combined safe networking space and unique platform and opportunity for cutting edge learning on issues of relevance for their human rights work. To enable us to continue to offer frontline, world leading expertise and capacity building we are developing Defenders´ Days to meet the growing demands and expectations of our global human rights defenders community. In line with this effort, Civil Rights Defenders has taken the strategically important decision to arrange Defenders´ Days every second year. This will give us the time and resources needed for us to continue to develop Defenders´ Days in an exciting new direction.
The Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award will continue to be rewarded yearly to a person who, despite the risk to his or her own safety, strives to ensure that other people’s civil and political rights are recognised and protected.Categories: News.