Date: November 17, 2017, 09.00 am - 11.30 am
Location: Fritt Ord, Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo
More and more countries are adopting restrictive and stigmatising laws and practices that cut off funding for civil society, especially human rights organisations and defenders. This has sadly proven effective – limiting civil society space and suppressing critical voices. These restrictions are now well known, but recommendations on how to continue working with civil society within countries that practice them are hard to come by.
The report "Funding Civil Society - How adaptable international donors can support organisations under increasing restriction”, which addresses these trends and measures to counter them, will be launched at the event. The report will be shared with participants before the event and presented by a panel of co-authors from Human Rights Houses. This will be the starting point to highlight how different institutions and actors relate to the current challenges and environment when it comes to supporting civil society and human rights actors under pressure. We hope for a fruitful discussion on best practices and to explore different ways to continue supporting civil society where it is direly needed.
Please RSVP by Wednesday 15 November to firstname.lastname@example.org