On October 23 Freedom House honored Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng; Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and John McCain (R-AZ) and Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL); and Participant Media for their commitment to and leadership in the cause of human rights.
What can the United States and the international community do to address the global crackdown on civil society and support local NGOs and human rights defenders?
Please join us via livestream on September 12, 8:45am-2:00pm, for "Civil Society Under Assault: Global Repercussions and U.S. Responses," featuring international activists, members of civil society, senior officials, and experts. Watch via livestream here: http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/?p=26199 Click here to view the event agenda.