2021 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

June 8, 2021

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2021 Speakers

Gulalai Ismail
Gulalai IsmailPakistani women's rights expert and activist
Hala Aldosari
Hala AldosariSaudi Arabian women's rights scholar and activist
Kylie Moore-Gilbert
Kylie Moore-GilbertLecturer in Middle Eastern Studies and former political prisoner in Iran
Nathan Law
Nathan LawHong Kong pro-democracy activist and former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Pastor Evan Mawarire
Pastor Evan MawarireZimbabwean clergyman and leading civil rights activist
Rayhan Asat
Rayhan AsatUyghur attorney and human rights activist
Waad al-Kateab
Waad al-KateabSyrian activist and award-winning filmmaker
Yang Jianli
Yang JianliChinese dissident, former political prisoner, Tiananmen Square massacre survivor and President of Initiatives for China

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Who We Are

On the eve of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s main annual session, the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy assembles each year hundreds of courageous dissidents and human rights victims, activists, diplomats, journalists and student leaders to shine a spotlight on urgent human rights situations that require global attention.

The Geneva Summit is sponsored by a coalition of 25 human rights NGOs from around the world. This annual conference builds on the success and momentum of the previous gatherings, which have been widely acclaimed in the international human rights community.

Human rights heroes, activists and former political prisoners from China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Venezuela and other countries testify about their personal struggles for human rights, democracy and freedom, and join hands to plan action strategies.

The Geneva Summit has been featured in media around the globe, including CNN, Agence France Presse, AP, The Australian, the Wall Street Journal, Spanish news agency EFE, Radio Free Europe and ANSA.

Next Summit: 08.06.2021
In Geneva, Switzerland