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Right Livelihood Award 2012 -  Stockholm 2012 Photo: Wolfgang Schmidt  - Gene Sharp

Defenders’ Days – Empowering Human Rights Defenders at Risk


Human rights defenders from all over the world will take part in Defenders’ Days, held in Stockholm. The conference is an extensive capacity building programme with interactive and practical oriented trainings and workshops as well as joint sessions with leading experts. This year's edition features Jamila Raqib, who is continuing Gene Sharp's legacy on the field of strategic nonviolent action.

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‘The Most Dangerous Man in America’ at the Graduate Institute

16/04/2018 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith’s gripping film about the Right Livelihood Award Laureate Daniel Ellsberg will be screened at Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix (Geneva), by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies on the 16th of April. The Most Dangerous Man in America  will be followed by a panel discussion, in which our Executive Director Ole von Uexküll will participate. Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Realising a vision of a ‘Green Nepal’

23/04/2018 - 26/04/2018

Representatives from Grupo de Agricultura Orgánica and Seikatsu Club Consumers' Cooperative are traveling to Kathmandu to share their expertise and support laureate Shrikrishna Upadhyay, SAPPROS-Nepal, and all of their partners for Make Nepal Green initiative. Stuart Muir Wilson, who is continuing the legacy of his grandfather Bill Mollison with his expertise on permaculture, will also participate at the meeting that seeks to realise a vision of a ‘Green Nepal’.

27th International Poetry Festival of Medellin. Photo by Nayla Azzinnari/Right Livelihood Award.

28th International Poetry Festival of Medellin

14/07/2018 at 8:00 am - 21/07/2018 at 5:00 pm

The International Poetry Festival of Medell’ín is one of the largest and most prestigious poetry festivals in the world. Since its premiere in 1991 - at a time when Medell’ín was amongst the world's most dangerous and violent cities - it has helped people to reclaim their city through poetry readings in the streets. The 28th International Poetry Festival of Medell’ín, to be held from 14 July to 21 July 2018, celebrates the advent of the voices and the visions of native people. Amongst participants…

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