2022.07.13

Webinar #2: Defending Democracy and Civic Space in Asia (DDCSA) - 22 July 2022

As democracy in Asia is under threat, civil societies are pushing back against this trend by collectively raising voices and concerns in order to defend and expand civic space.

JANIC is hosting a series of FREE online talk events “Defending Democracy and Civic Space in Asia” (DDCSA) by inviting guest speakers from key CSO partners in Asia. Each session will provide keen insights on how to defend civic space in a time of COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on SDG16+.

-Date&Time: 12:00-13:00 (BKK Time), Friday 22 July 2022

-Speakers: (1) Urantsooj Gombosuren, Chairperson, Centre for Human Rights and Development (CHRD), Mongolia (2) Shamshod Yunusov, Program Manager, Nationwide movement “Yuksalish”, Uzbekistan

-Moderator: Aoi Horiuchi, Deputy Director, THINK Lobby / Senior Advocacy Officer, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)

-Language: English with simultaneous translation to Japanese

-Register by 22 July viahttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7016570047294/WN_5YctQTR3Tw-G-txu97h_eg

We look forward to seeing you there!

* ”Defending Democracy and Civic Space in Asia” (DDCSA) is a new initiative of JANIC, in partnership with people in the field, CSOs, policymakers, governments, academia, and corporations, following the outcomes of Tokyo Democracy Forum (TDF). Its objectives are to;

-Improve the state of democracy and civic space in Asia in a concrete manner,

-Empower citizens to defend and protect democratic values, human rights, as well as human dignity, and

-Promote the achievement of SDG16+

*References:

Proceedings of Tokyo Democracy Forum 2021: Civic Space and COVID-19 in Asian countries

https://www.janic.org/en/2021/10/13/tdf_hapic/

Proceedings of Tokyo Democracy Forum 2022

https://thinklobby.org/insight/proceedings-of-tokyo-democracy-forum-2022/

10 Recommendations for Action

https://thinklobby.org/insight/10-recommendations-for-action/