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Conversations at The Carter Center: Standing Strong Against Attacks on Human Rights (Oct. 16, 2019)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Cecil B. Day Chapel, The Carter Center, Atlanta, Ga.

In many parts of the world, repression is on the rise and freedom on the decline. But brave human rights defenders continue to fight for equality and fair treatment for all. Hear what participants in our Human Rights Defenders Forum have to say about the state of human rights across the globe. Learn what they’re doing to protect and promote these rights – and how you, too, can be a defender.


  • Memory Bandera of Zimbabwe, director of programs and administration for the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project and co-founder of the Girl Child Network Zimbabwe and Uganda
  • Hafida Benchehida, Algerian senator and a founding member of both the Algerian Women's Parliamentarian Network and the Arab Women's Parliamentarian Network
  • Claudia Virginia Samayoa, human rights activist and founder of Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos in Guatemala


  • Kristi York Wooten, freelance journalist and contributor to The Economist, The Atlantic, and many other publications


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