2020 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy  – "A Voice for the Voiceless"

Annual Summit
18. Februar 2020,  9:30-16:30 Uhr
Genève, rue de Varembé 17, Centre International de Conférences Genève

On the heels of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s main annual session, the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy assembles each year hundreds of courageous dissidents and human rights victims, activists, diplomats, journalists and student leaders to shine a spotlight on urgent human rights situations that require global attention.

Guests: Jewher Ilham, author & activist; Yang Jianli, Chinese dissident, former political prisoner, Tiananmen Square massacre survivor and President of Initiatives for China; Memory Banda, leading Malawian rights activist fighting to end child marriage; a.o.

The Geneva Summit is sponsored by a coalition of 25 human rights NGOs from around the world. This annual conference builds on the success and momentum of the previous gatherings, which have been widely acclaimed in the international human rights community.

Human rights heroes, activists and former political prisoners from China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Venezuela and other countries testify about their personal struggles for human rights, democracy and freedom, and join hands to plan action strategies.

The Geneva Summit has been featured in media around the globe, including CNN, Agence France Presse, AP, The Australian, the Wall Street Journal, Spanish news agency EFE, Radio Free Europe and ANSA.

Program here.

Free registration here.

More information here.

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