Advocating for Women’s Rights,
Peace and Security in MENA/Asia:
Challenges of Shrinking Civic Space
NGO CSW65 Forum – March 23, 2021
How are independent women’s groups advocating for gender equality and elimination of violence against women in restrictive, difficult and at times violent political and social contexts? Does the definition of peace and security for activists in the region go beyond narrow definitions of national security? How have increased restrictions on civic space impacted the ability of women human rights defenders to advocate for rights, peace and security? Join us for a critical discussion with rights advocates from Turkey, Egypt, Iran, and Afghanistan to learn more.