How can civil society respond to the populist challenge?
Right wing populism is on the rise. Anti-elite and suspicious of diversity, populist leaders have challenged the legitimacy of civil society groups, especially those working on human rights or the environment.
One government after another has made it harder for citizens to take to the streets and discuss alternatives online. Yet new forms of protest are emerging and people are finding creative ways to come together and express solidarity.
This session will explore the root causes of populism and its impact on civil society in different places around the world. Speakers will discuss how we can respond to the populist challenge, and debate whether populism is the push we need to renew and transform our movement.