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Events in 2018

Past events in 2018

Learning from HRDs: Human rights activism in Zimbabwe

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Human rights defender Prosper Tiringindi will speak of his work in defense of socio-economic rights in post-Mugabe Zimbabwe.

Learning from HRDs: Political Crisis in Sri Lanka

Monday 19 November 2018

Human rights activist and former CAHR visiting fellow Ruki Fernando discusses the current political crisis in Sri Lanka, the prospects for rights and reconciliation, and the challenges human rights defenders face.

Learning from HRDs: Singapore needs human rights activists too!

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Singapore is known for its economic success. But how many people are aware of the human rights situation in Singapore? Activist Han Hui Hui talks about the human rights situation and activism in Singapore.

Learning from HRDs: Using social media to fight for human rights in Kenya

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Kenyan human rights defender and anti-corruption blogger Wanjeri Nderu kicks off CAHR's autumn public lecture series.

Learning from HRDs: Shrinking civic space in Sudan

Friday 16 March 2018

Like in many other countries across Eastern Africa and globally, the civic space is shrinking in Sudan. What does this mean for civil society organisations and human rights defenders?

Women on the Frontline: Creative Resistance

Saturday 10 March 2018

Join us for an afternoon of music and visual arts exploring what activism means for women human rights defenders working across the globe.

Learning from HRDs: Chhauppadi – a menstrual taboo in rural Nepal

Friday 2 March 2018

Woman human rights defender Anima Poudel discusses her work in the remote, rural areas of Nepal, and how traditional practices impact on women's ability to enjoy basic rights.

CAHR Presents: Gender and Transitional Justice

Monday 19 February 2018

Ibtihel Abdellatif, Chair of the Women's Committee within the Truth and Dignity Commission, Tunisia, will give a talk on Gender and Transitional Justice.

The Empty Soapbox: Five Decades of Silent Universities in Malaysia

Monday 19 February 2018

Henry Koh (Fortify Rights, Malaysia) will discuss his work and the recent report by Fortify Rights on the growing restrictions facing students and academics in Malaysia.

Learning from HRDs: Life as an LBQ activist in Kenya

Friday 16 February 2018

What is it like to work for the rights of lesbian, bi and queer women in the conservative coastal regions of Kenya?

Women, Leadership and Risk in the Human Rights Movement

Monday 5 February 2018

CAHR's Dr Alice Nah gives a lecture at the Centre for Women's Studies on women, leadership and risk based on her current research on human rights defenders.

Learning from HRDs: Ten things about the war in Ukraine you probably didn’t know

Friday 2 February 2018

Roman from the NGO "Truth Hounds" discusses his experiences of working in a war zone in Ukraine.

Embroidery for Peace

Saturday 27 January 2018

Rosa Borras, a Mexican artist and activist, will lead an Embroidery for Peace workshop.

CAHR Alumni Day

Saturday 27 January 2018

As a part of its 10th anniversary, CAHR is organising its first alumni event - a day of human rights talks and networking.

Art, Activism and the Political Imagination - Film Screening

Friday 26 January 2018

Can doing and thinking like an artist expand the political imagination?

Music for Activism

Thursday 25 January 2018

A performance at the Basement, City Screen York, by The Ladies of the Midnight Blue and John Otieno Rapasa.

Arts, Activism and Research Workshop

Thursday 25 January 2018

From 25th to 26th January CAHR will be hosting a workshop under the auspices of the Human Rights Defender Hub on the arts and human rights research.

CAHR 10th Anniversary

Wednesday 24 January 2018

The Centre for Applied Human Rights' 10th anniversary celebrations start on the 24th of January with a public event hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of York.

Art + Activism [an exhibition]

Saturday 20 January 2018

Many of us are content to exist in the world as it is, but some people are inspired to change it or urgently need to. How does it actually feel to navigate the risks of fighting for justice, equality and liberty in today's world? and how can we imagine new ways of doing this?

Learning from HRDs: Victims' Voices from Egypt

Friday 19 January 2018

Egyptian human rights defender Nea'ma Allah Hisham kicks off the spring term Learning from Human Rights Defenders lecture series with a talk on monitoring and documenting human rights violations in Egypt.