Check out the video compilation of our #NextStrategy events from around the world below.
This compilation includes interventions from: Sonia Correa – Researcher & feminist activist (Brazil), Ishtar Lakhani – Feminist, activist and Just Labs associate, focusing on social justice advocacy and creative activism (South Africa), Sabika Abbas Naqvi – Protest poet / educator for gender justice (India), Dumiso Gatsha – co-founder of Success Captial NGO focusing on LGBTI+ and sexual reproductive and health rights (Botswana), Anat Shenker-Osorio – Researcher and expert author in campaigns and communication (USA), Sophie Kanza – youth activist & part of the Africans Rising coordinating committee (DRC/South Africa), Pablo Aragon – Specialist in information technology and political participation (Spain), Rebeca Lane – Sociologist, poet, rap singer, and feminist (Guatemala), Rita Izsák-Ndiaye – Member & Rapporteur of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CRED), former UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues (Hungary/Senegal), Jonathan Mijs – Sociologist focusing on global inequality (The Netherlands), Lilie Chouliaraki – media and communications professor London School of Economics (Greece)
#NextStrategy Webinar – Power & Systemic Change
24 July 2019
14:30 – 16.00 BST / 15.30 – 17.00 CAT
This event will generate ideas on whether Amnesty’s current approaches to advocacy and campaigning are fit to tackle today’s challenges?
We will also explore questions such as: What actors should we be targeting? What tactics should we embrace? We need to take a closer look at how we can widen our advocacy tactics and learn from others who are fighting to disrupt existing centres of powers; and learn from those tackling hidden and invisible forms of power, such as elite or corporate interests, unconscious cultural beliefs and behaviours, all while continuing to challenge formal and visible forms of power.
#NextStrategy Webinar – Diversity & Partnerships
27 June 2019
9:30 – 11:00 GMT
How can Amnesty International be a better partner for those working towards social justice? From new feminist and labour activism all the way to the struggles for racial and climate justice, we see social justice movements gathering pace around the world and inspiring a new generation of activists. It is essential that Amnesty International take a closer look at how it can be more inclusive and accessible to link with and learn from those fighting for social justice. How can Amnesty be a better partner to those working for social justice? What themes does Amnesty need to embrace to be relevant to those most marginalised? What activism model will make us more inclusive to diverse groups and shift power/voice to those that don’t have it? Join us in our online multilingual webinar on June 27 from 9:30-11:00 GMT!
On the 7th May
16.00 – 17.30 GMT
10.00 – 11.30 PET
Amnesty International will launch its series of public #NextStrategy events to debate on the biggest challenges for the defense of human rights in the contemporary world. The first will be on the Battle of Ideas, and will consist of an online debate, as well as an offline workshop that will deepen the analysis.
We have chosen the Americas as host of this debate, as the region is seeing the rise of authoritarianism and a fierce conservative offensive against notions of human rights, and particularly the rights of women, LGTBI and indigenous peoples.During the #NextStrategy Event we will analyze the political challenges of the dispute of narratives, as well as share experiences of how social movements have been able to make progress.