How do we reverse the trend of democratic backsliding?

Organiser The Swedish Development Forum (FUF)
Time 2023-10-04 17:0018:30
Location Hybrid Online and Ehrensvärdsgatan 4, Stockholm

Join us on the 4th of October, 17:00 (GMT+2), at FUF’s HQ to further explore this topic. Together with Hardy Merriman, president of the Center on Nonviolent Conflict, and distinguished young peacebuilders from across the world, we will hold a insightful seminar on youth and democracy.

You probably already know that an autocratic wave is sweeping around the globe. For the 17th consecutive year of global decline, democracy is at its lowest point since 1986. What can we do about this? By acknowledging the need for long-term peace, security, and human rights for everyone, a (fourth) new democratic wave must be fostered. Nonviolent civil resistance movements will play a key role in this new wave, and how they foster a vibrant civil society and equal participation. Therefore, how can democratic countries more effectively support them? And what role could youth play in this development?

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