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About Young Leaders

To explore the unique contribution that young professionals and scholars can make to the promotion of democracy and human rights, both in their own countries and in the international arena, the Centre will host the third International Forum for Young Leaders, from March 18th to 21th. The Forum will consist of a series of workshops, roundtable discussions, and cultural events aimed at engaging with the spectrum of themes related to Democracy, Human Rights and the Fragility of Freedom.

The Young Leaders will address key issues around democratic citizenship, the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms, including the violent repression of democracy and economic and social rights, as well as the role of transnationalism, globalization and foreign policy in democracy. Young Leaders will have the opportunity to develop practical skills in human rights advocacy, including in the use of social media and community-building to effect change. One of the main goals of the International Forum for Young Leaders is to share practical tools and experiences while engaging with these Conference themes.