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Thursday, June 13 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Returning Protest to the People: A campaign to destigmatise protesters

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Historically, protests have often inspired positive social change, improved protection of human rights, and continue to help define and protect civic space in all parts of the world. They enable individuals and groups to express dissent and grievances, to share views and opinions, to expose flaws in governance and to publicly demand that the authorities and other powerful entities rectify problems and are accountable for their actions. The current political climate in Kenya and Brazil gives rise to fragility and limited guarantees to human rights. The purpose of this session is to build awareness and stimulate discussion around the negative perceptions on protest. This session is a great opportunity to showcase credible research conducted in Kenya and Brazil and mark the importance of coalition campaigns to change attitudes and behaviours in support of protests. We will use this opportunity to actively engage participants in the discussion, provide lessons learned and hear from others how to devise strategies to expand campaigns in other countries where the right to protest is not protected. Based on our experience, we will invite participants to explore this market research approach to advocacy in other regions of the world and on other topical issues.

Thursday June 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am BST
Village Stage (Laico)