Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy
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The Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy started today its 15th annual conference in Geneva, Switzereland.
Geneva, Mar.17 (DP.net).– The Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy is a major conference that shines a spotlight on urgent human rights situations that require global attention. It provides human rights heroes, activists and former political prisoners with a unique platform to testify about their personal struggles for democracy and freedom, while building an international community to take on dictatorships.
The Summit is held around the main annual session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, when foreign ministers gather in Geneva, to force critical issues onto the international agenda. The 14th Geneva Summit will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, on the heels of the main session.
The event is attended by hundreds of dissidents, victims, diplomats, journalists, student leaders and other concerned citizens.
Some of the speakers announced for the Geneva Summit 2023 are:
Fadzayi Mahere – Leading democracy activist arrested multiple times as part of the new generation of freedom seekers in Zimbabwe.
Evgenia Kara-Murza – Russian human rights activist & wife to political prisoner Vladimir Kara-Murza.
Anastasia Shevchenko – Russian civil rights activist and former political prisoner and prisoner of conscience.
Abraham Jiménez Enoa – Prominent Afro-Cuban journalist forced into exile.
Nila Ibrahimi – 15-year-old Hazara activist who narrowly escaped the Taliban in August 2021.
Soomaya Javadi – Young Hazara activist who fled Afghanistan following the overthrow of Kabul.
Andrey Kurkov – Renowned Russian-born Ukrainian novelist and human rights activist.
Fadzayi Mahere – Democracy activist arrested multiple times as part of the new generation of freedom seekers in Zimbabwe.