Financial Inclusion for Freedom and Security

Monday 2 October 2017, 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Organized by Women Peacemakers Program

To prevent conflict and sustain peace and democracy, civil society must be able to freely and independently organize itself and perform its duties. However, civil society activism is facing a global pushback.

This interactive event will showcase new research on the topic of shrinking space for civil society, and more specifically on the negative impact of counter-terrorism financing regulations on civil society space. It will highlight how these measures have a disproportionate effect on vulnerable segments within civil society, such as women’s rights organizations.

Speakers

  • Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law, Director International Human Rights Clinic, Duke University School of Law

  • Isabelle Geuskens, Executive Director, Women Peacemakers Program

  • Ben Hayes, Fellow, Transnational Institute

  • Kay Guinane, Director, Charity & Security Network

  • Sangeeta Goswami, Advocacy and Communications Officer, Human Security Collective

 


Program

  • 14.00 - 14.05 Opening remarks

  • 14.05 - 15.05 Interactive panel discussion, during which the researchers present their latest research findings and promising advocacy avenues

  • 15.05 - 15.25 Q&A session

  • 15.25 - 15.45 Coffee Break

  • 15.45 - 17.35 Parallel thematic group discussions

  • 17.35 - 18.00 Networking Drinks

 


Resources

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