Human Rights

Pourquoi cette haine des ?

Les forums des réseaux sociaux de droite relaient les termes à la mode tels que les termes “islamo-gauchiste, grand remplacement, la barbarie. Ces termes ont-ils une légitimité ? A quel moment et comment pouvons-nous entrer en contact avec ces personnes qui haïssent les afin de garantir les droits humains ? Sameer Dossani de Peace Vigil abordera tous ces sujets en conversation avec Sophie Pietrucci. A la fin de l’échange il y aura du temps pour vos questions.

2 Mai (Dimanche), 11.00 – 13.00 CET

Rule of Law in the times of COVID-19

In 2021, The Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties) reported that the coronavirus pandemic has substantially “weakened” rule of law in multiple EU countries. Rule of law is integral and necessary for a healthy democratic society. Manu Sebastian and Ritumbra Manuvie will discuss the decline in rule of law during the covid situation in Europe, India and the challenges ahead with Induja Jalajadevi.

May 2 (Sunday), 16:30 – 18:00 CET / 20:00 – 21:30 IST

When can human rights be restricted?

Rule of Law and Human Rights are core values of India and the EU. But are they sliding? Are governments unnecessarily cutting down dissent and shrinking the space for civil societies? Should civil societies be involved in official diplomatic dialogues? Ravi Nair explores these questions with Anand Grover, Kavita Srivastava and Piotr Balcerowicz.

May 4 (Tuesday), 12.30 – 14.00 CET / 16.00 – 17.30 IST

Feminism and Islamophobia: India and Kashmir

How do patriarchy and Islamophobia intersect under India’s Hindu supremacist regime? Why is resisting state-sponsored hate campaigns like the myth of ‘love jihad’ a feminist issue? How does Modi’s brand of patriarchy fit with corporate interests in cheap labour and population control? Why were Muslim women at the forefront of opposing India’s Islamophobic new citizenship laws? This partner panel by South Asia Solidarity Group is a discussion with Dr Inshah Malik and Kavita Krishnan, chaired by Dr Kalpana Wilson.

May 5 (Wedn.) 18.00 – 19.15 CET/ 21.30 – 22.00 IST

Partner Panel: Critically Appraising India’s Education Policy 2020

Deeply engrained social hierarchies, gender inequalities, linguistic barriers and economic disparities haunt India’s educational infrastructure. How does India’s current education policy respond to these challenges? How do India’s ambitions to be a global player in the ‘knowledge industry’ measure against its actual investments in equitable access to education in the country? A panel discussion hosted by Sruti Bala of InSAF (International Solidarity for Academic Freedom in India). Dr Laila Kadiwal speaks with Dr Anita Rampal, Dr Mohammed Abdul Kalam, and Shreya Khaitan.

May 6 (Thursday), 15.30 – 17.00 CET / 19.00 – 20.30 IST

Hindus resist Hindutva

In this faith-based panel, Hindus across the world – Arjun Raina, Biraj Maharaj, Nikhil Mandalaparthy, Shawintala Banwarie, Sravya Tadepalli, Vagisha Agrawal, and come together to reclaim Hindu identity.

May 8 (Saturday), 13:00 – 14:30 EST / 19:00 – 20.30 CET