Date(s) - 18/06/2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Faith Actors within a Closing Civic Space: Navigating Challenges, Building Resilience

In this side event to the HRC56, the speakers will delve into the questions of how faith actors can maximise their voice and their influence to protect civic space and how others can support and engage with them. Professor le Roux (Stellenbosch University) will share examples of how human rights are grounded within faith systems and how faith actors contribute to protecting civic space and fundamental freedoms, as documented in a new study ‘We have values that are needed: faith actors and their role in civic space.’ It will also surface dilemmas around faith actor engagement, as well as opportunities and ideas on what strategic engagement can look like.

  • When: June 18 | 15:00-16:00 CET
  • Where: Room XXV, Palais des Nations, Geneva
  • Organisers: DanChurchAid, ACT Alliance, World Council of Churches, CIVICUS, ACT Church of Sweden, GIN-SSOGIE and PaRD