Posted on: January 21, 2022 Posted by: diasporadigital Comments: 0

Within the scope of the “Activism in Exile” program, HuMENA for Human Rights and Civic Engagement and Innovation for Change – MENA Hub, is pleased to invite stakeholders to participate as panelists in the second edition of its annual event “10 Days of Activism for MENA diaspora.”

The event, to be held online from 15th to 25th January 2022 will be under the theme ‘From thinking to doing, AlMahjar Can.’

“This year’s edition aims to bring MENA diaspora activists, human rights defenders, and diaspora CSOs back to the table to brainstorm, co-generate ideas, and craft tools with and for diaspora activists to engage in human rights promotion efforts. It also aims to develop a motivational strategy to acquire insight into influencing international policies on the MENA region to improve the region’s human rights and civic space status. Furthermore, the event will serve as a space for debate for human rights defenders, NGOs, and donors, while focusing on connecting policymakers and MENA diaspora, and improving and facilitating diaspora advocacy efforts.” This is according to the website of HuMENA: the non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization registered and based in Brussels, with offices in MENA region.

List of online webinars to be hosted under the program:

17th January 2022, 17:30-19:30, Beirut time – (Webinar: The importance of networking to achieve a better diaspora engagement).

19th January 2022, 17:30-20:00, Beirut time – (Exercise: Establishing a consultation and collaboration space between diaspora human rights defenders and NGOs, and developing a road map towards an effectively engaged MENA diaspora).

21st January 2022, 17:30, Beirut time – (Webinar: A gender-sensitive approach to diaspora engagement).

24th January 2022, 17:30-19:30, Beirut time – (Webinar: Digital Activism from Exile in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic).

25th January 2022, 17:30-19:30, Beirut time – (Webinar: Barriers to Engagement facing stateless persons and asylum seekers).

HuMENA for Human Rights and Civic Engagement is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges MENA to live up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Law. Founded in 2018 on a fundamental commitment to human rights, HuMENA for Human Rights and Civic Engagement seeks to achieve a greater number of resident and non-resident MENA citizen engagement in policymaking.

Other partners of the event include: Innovation 4 Change MENA, Gulf Centre for Human Rights, CIVICUS Alliance, Hawiati MENA Statelessness Network, Women for Justice Foundation, Intersection Association for Rights and Freedoms, Andalus Institute, The Day After, Lifeline, and Euro-Med Monitor.

To attend the webinars, kindly fill this FORM.

Content from: HuMENA Website and HuMENA Twitter Page.

Edited by: Theresa R. Fianko.


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