In celebration of International Democracy Day 2022, the Global Democracy Coalition, currently coordinated by International IDEA, will hold an event to celebrate democracy defenders across diverse contexts, and to discuss the most effective ways to support them, to advance and protect democracy worldwide, showcasing stories and examples from partner organizations in the Global Democracy Coalition and their activist grantees/partners.
The event aims to raise public awareness about democracy and in particular the struggle of democracy defenders around the world, and how they work to advance and protect democracy in different contexts and regions. The event will also provide a space for dialogue on how democracy assistance organizations in the Global Democracy Coalition (from Europe, Latin America and the United States) support democracy defenders of different types and how their assistance can be adapted to address new challenges.
08:30–09:00 Coffee and registration
09:00–09:15 Opening Remarks
09:15–10:30 Panel I: Democracy defenders in diverse contexts
10:30–10:45 Coffee Break
10:45–12:15 Panel II: Supporting Democracy Defenders
14:00–5:00 Panel III: Philanthropic organizations
*The Global Democracy Coalition is a multi-stakeholder alliance of more than 80 democracy organizations from around the world committed to advance and protect democracy worldwide.
For any questions, please contact Elisenda Balleste-Buxo, Coordinator of the Global Democracy Coalition.