Events at USIP

People Power in a Pandemic

May 22, 2020

USIP brought together activists and peacebuilders from South Sudan, Syria, and Venezuela for a discussion on how nonviolent movements are confronting and adjusting to their new operating environments, how they are spreading awareness about the virus and safety measures in their communities, and how they envision the post-coronavirus era in their societies.  

The panelists shared how they are maintaining resilience against repression and using opportunities created by the pandemic to advance their demands for peace and justice. The discussion also included external actors offering insights into how international donors can provide support to grassroots groups and movements in ways that help them to respond flexibly to their changing environments and to better meet the needs of their communities. 

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