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Wednesday, September 30 • 10:00 - 12:00
Covid19 and Access to Civic Space: Is it time to rethink the African Youth Advocacy?

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For a long time, The participation of young people at ACHPRs has been marked by more than one conversation, resolution, and action on the continent. With all the changes and rethinking happening with the COVID-19 pandemic; It's about time that the African youth movement (with a focus on African Queer Youth) envision what Advocacy at ACHPRs means in terms of access to civic space in the era of virtualization and where to go next. This session is about exploring the current situation of African Youth engagement and advocacy for access to civic spaces in an era of a global pandemic. Particularly with the ACHPRs space as it evolves around the need to effectively engage in influencing governments' decisions. How access to civic spaces can still be made a priority and safe for young people? What good does global virtualization bring to Youth Advocacy? This session will be conducted as a panel discussion between youth activists. The panellist will answer a couple of questions to share perspectives on how African Youth can improve the advocacy to be inclusive and provide safe access to civic space, including the ACHPRs in a time like this.


Wiem Askri

Weema Askri is a non-binary queer, LGBTIQ+ activist from Tunisia, they are passionate about empowering the LGBTQIA+ community in Tunisia and Africa and raising awareness about their issues.They are finishing their last year to obtain a bachelor degree in management, majoring in small... Read More →

Wednesday September 30, 2020 10:00 - 12:00 GMT

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