Women human rights defenders (WHRD), activists advocating for lgbtiq+ rights and women’s rights face resistance which is linked to gendered power relations, patriarchal and conservative values, misogyny, prejudice and taboos. The problem is global and the restrictions and harassment they experience are linked to traditional ideas of gender norms and perceptions about how women should behave. The challenges of a shrinking civic space often come on top of challenges of understaffed and underfunded lgbtiq+ and feminist activist organisations that need to find creative ways to move forward. To discuss these issues, we have invited Maryam Al-Khawaja (WHRD), Susanne Branner (LGBT Danmark), Helle
Jacobsen (Amnesty International) and Henriette Laursen (KVINFO).
The event is a part of a series of events arranged by Global Focus on the shrinking civic spaces around the world.