Oct 22, 2019 by Coalition

Webinar: Attacks Against Defenders and the Role of Development Banks


Join us for a Webinar October 30 to discuss the report “Uncalculated Risks: Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of development financiers”. This groundbreaking report from the Defenders in Development Campaign uses 25 case studies from around the globe to present a comprehensive and convincing case for the need for development financiers and shareholder governments to urgently address the growing threats and attacks against human rights defenders.

This Webinar is for anyone working on issues of human rights defenders or development accountability and interested in learning more about:

  • What threats and attacks against defenders in development contexts look like today
  • How development financiers are exacerbating or mitigating risks for defenders
  • What concrete measures development banks can take to –
      • Respect rights and avoid harm
      • Ensure an enabling environment for participation
      • Listen to defenders and monitor for risks
      • Stand up for defenders under threat
  • How you can use this report in your advocacy
Join us either of these times Wednesday, October 30: 

01:00 UTC – 09:00 Manila / 10:00 Tokyo / 18:00 San Francisco (Tuesday, October 29th for San Francisco!)
Find your local time here and connect here: https://bluejeans.com/655996347

13:00 UTC – 09:00 New York / 13:00 Dublin / 15:00 Amman
Find your local time here and connect here: https://bluejeans.com/155862538

Please RSVP: mfodor (at) rightsindevelopment.org