Contents with tag: democracy
Over a hundred representatives from various countries, civil society groups and grassroots organizations gathered at the European Parliament to hold the Conference on Democracy, Self-Determination and Liberation of Peoples last September 23, 2013. Organized by the offices of Members of the European Parliament Jürgen Klute and Inaki Irazabalbeitia, IBON International and KONKURD (Confederation of Kurdish Associations in Europe), the conference aims to reaffirm the fundamental principles enshrined in the various UN declarations on the collective rights of peoples to self-determination and liberation.
IBON International has released a policy brief on addressing the democratic deficits in global governance and democratizing its major international institutions and processes.
Some 3,000 participants from 40 countries across Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, North America and Europe concluded the first-ever International Festival for Peoples’ Rights and Struggles (IFPRS) on the first week of July in the Philippines with an overflowing of energy and commitment to defend people’s rights and carry on the struggle for freedom, democracy and social justice. The IFPRS was a rare opportunity for people’s movements, progressive institutions, groups and individuals across the globe to share and learn from each other about new and longstanding threats to people’s individual and collective rights, while exploring solutions that address the systemic roots of these problems.
In celebration of the centenary of the International Toiling Women’s Day in 2010, the Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRN) initiated the ‘Women Resisting Crisis and War: a conference on the impacts and women’s responses to the economic and climate crisis and war’. The conference provided space to women, girls, and men from civil society organizations, including grassroots movements, academia, and other stakeholder to understand the synergistic impacts of war, climate change and neoliberal policies which have been forced on women; to deliberate and learn the various forms of resistance that women’s individual and collective efforts have put forward; and to learn and develop new learning and strategies for resisting and overcoming neoliberal and neo-colonial militaristic onslaught.