"Between Terror and Repression: Human Rights and Violent Extremism" - March 30th at Freedom House

March 24, 2017


Between Terror and Repression: The Role of Human Rights in the Struggle Against Violent Extremist Violence


Thursday, March 30, 2017


9:30 am to 11:00 am


Freedom House


1850 M Street NW


Washington D.C. 20036


Link to RSVP- http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6580/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=85429




Please join us for a discussion on how support for international human rights policies and programs can play a role in countering violent extremism.


Extremist ideologies used to justify violence and terror explicitly reject the values that lie at the heart of the international human rights system. Around the world, violent extremist groups attempt to curtail free expression, religious liberty, gender equality, and other fundamental rights. At the same time, some governments have cited the global struggle against extremist violence to justify actions against political opposition, increasing abuse by security forces, and curtailing civil liberties of their citizens, which ultimately undermines democratic values and principles. 


Remarks by:


Shamil Idriss

President & CEO

Search for Common Ground


Discussion with:


Shannon Green

Director and Senior Fellow, Human Rights Initiative

Center for Strategic and International Studies


Linda Bishai

Director of Research, Learning, and Evaluation

BA Rule of Law Initiative


Marjorie Rouse

Senior Vice President for Programs





Bobby Herman

Vice President for International Programs, Emergency Assistance, and Multilateral Initiatives

Freedom House



Freedom House, the American Bar Association, Pact, Internews, and Search for Common Ground formed the “Protecting Global Rights through Sustainable Solutions” Consortium (PROGRESS) to implement USAID’s Democracy,  Human  Rights  and  Governance  (DRG)  Strategy objective  #3:  Protect  and  promote  universally recognized  human  rights, through the Human Rights Support Mechanism. The HRSM Learning Forum is a series of discussions on specific issues in the field of democracy, human rights, and governance. This event was made possible with the generous support of the American People through USAID.





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