Event information

2 December 2020, 12:00-13:30

Contemporary Slavery and Racial Discrimination: Civil Society Support to Survivors during the Global Pandemic

Event

Citizens in Lebanon Citizens in Lebanon

Webinar on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, co-organized by the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, the Geneva Human Rights Platform and the UK Permanent Mission in Geneva.

Video Message

  • Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Co-moderators

  • Felix Kirchmeier, Executive Director, Geneva Human Rights Platform and Manager of Policy Studies, Geneva Academy
  • Rita French, United Kingdom Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and International Ambassador for Human Rights

UN Panelists

  • Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa, Chair, Board of Trustees, Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  • Tina Stavrinaki, Member, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
  • Tomoya Obokata, Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  • Vibhawari Kamble, Associate Human Rights Officer, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Civil Society Panelists

Anti-Racism Movement, Lebanon

  • Tsigereda Brihanu, former domestic worker, Co-founder and Project Manager of Egna Legna
  • Rahaf Dandash, Case Worker

Medica Zenica Association, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Irma Šiljak, Programme Officer

Centro de Apoio e Pastoral do Migrante, Brazil

  • Roque Renato Pattussi, General Coordinator

Languages

English, with interpretation to Arabic, French and Spanish.

Online

This event will take place online on the platform Zoom and will be live streamed on our Youtube Channel.

REGISTRATION

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