The Global Human Rights Forums is a series of transformative conferences designed to enhance the process of raising awareness of the burning issues from the human rights domain. Over the course of three days, which is the standard duration of each of the forums, all participants will have the opportunity to listen to some of the most engaging human rights advocates, entrepreneurs and leaders meet to share their stories and discover ways to promote freedom and set free the pure human potential across the world.
The organizing team started this project believing that all people have the fundamental right to participate, enjoy and develop in a safe and inclusive environment. Despite the fact that advancements have been achieved in all aspects of protecting basic human rights, a number of challenges continue to undermine the sound development and protection of people on their pathway to universal global human rights.
The Forums will establish an influential brand with a potential of being a catalyst of future change. The conferences are designed to enable efficient networking platform for people of different backgrounds and beliefs. One of the special objectives of the conferences is to bring certain topics to the attention of the global plenum.
This Forum is unique in its content because it offers a lot of opportunities to all of its participants. One of them is the possibility of applying with their own research and theoretical work and to become one of the panelists. For the first time in this format, The Global Human Rights Forum conferences include completely new concept called The Living Library.
The first Forum was held in Belgrade in October 2016 and the second one in May 2017. The Forums gathered more than 30 speakers – the most engaging human rights advocates, entrepreneurs and leaders from 15 countries. Participants from more than 25 countries in four continents met in order to share their stories and discover ways to promote freedom and set free the pure human potential across the world.
Our theme this year is “Tearing Down the Walls of Stigma”. The conference will be held 26-28 October 2017 in Belgrade. Just like the theme suggests, through the panels, the conference will be working on eradication of sexist, heterosexist, racist and other kinds of privileges, oppression and stigmatization. We stand shoulder to shoulder with activists throughout the world to make a lasting human rights impact.