The Post Pandemic Glocal Democracy;
Impact, Challenges, and Opportunities

May 19

Organizer 3.4. Asia Democracy Network (ADN)
Key Organizer Asian Forum for Human Rights Development (FORUM-ASIA)
May 18 Foundation
Date/Time  19 May 2021 / 16:00-17:50KST (GMT+9)
Modality / Language Virtual / English
Objectives
  • To contribute to strengthen the international solidarity actions and people’s struggle for democracy among partners of the May 18 Foundation through common assessment of the state, trends, challenges and threats to the democratization movement in South Asia
Main Topics & Issues to be addressed
  • Update about the state and trends of people’s struggle for democracy in South Asia
  • Assessment of democratization and democratic governance in South Asia in terms of gender-based violence, gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Assessment of emerging challenges and threats to the democratization in South Asia
  • Need and strategies for international solidarity and coordination among people’s movements and CSOs in South Asia and beyond
  • Role of democratic governments in Asia and international organizations like the SAARC, UN, etc. 
  • Role of ODA and financing for democracy and human rights in South Asia
  • Role of the May 18 Foundation to support the democratization movement in South Asia
Background To be filled by ADN
Speakers  


Gulalai Ismail
Role in the Session
Position and Organizational Affiliation Co-Founder and Chairperson, Aware Girls
Nationality USA
Floreen M. Simon
Role in the Session
Position and Organizational Affiliation Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Deputy Executive Director and Training Director
Nationality Philippines
Galang, Karel Jiaan
Role in the Session
Position and Organizational Affiliation Program Officer, Asia Democracy Network (ADN)
Nationality Philippines
Soo Yon Suh
Role in the Session
Position and Organizational Affiliation Asia Democracy Network, Program Manager
Nationality Korea

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