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Building and Strengthening Civil Society
06/24/2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am$25
Several countries around the world have experienced a political crisis in the past few years that has fueled a humanitarian disaster. President Biden has promised to host a global “Summit for Democracy” to renew countries’ commitments to fight corruption, defend against authoritarianism and advance human rights.
National leadership plays an important role in good governance and peaceful societies, but local community groups, activists and individuals are often the ones moving the needle day-by-day toward Sustainable Development Goal 16: “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.” Local groups not only understand the present and historical context in which they live, but they also know what their communities need most urgently, are trusted by community members, and are the first to respond to events.
Join GlobalWA members OutRight Action International, Tostan, and Partners Asia as they discuss how empowering and augmenting the local communities in which they work have inspired change.