Thursday, September 20, 2007
VII International Human Rights Colloqium
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Since 2001, the Colloquium has provided an annual human rights capacity-building and networking opportunity in Sao Paulo. It has brought together over 600 activists and academics within the human rights community from over 40 countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Many participants have continued to share information and join efforts in working for shared human rights priorities through the Human Rights Dialogue Network and Sur - Human Rights University Networks.
The VII Colloquium is supported by the Ford Foundation and the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), among others.
How to continue working together after the Colloquium?
HRDialogue is a network of human rights activists and professionals working in the Global South (Africa, Asia and Latin America) that seeks to:
"Strengthen the voice and impact of human rights advocates from the South for the global recognition and realization of human rights."
The network is an initiative of participants of the International Human Rights Colloquium.
Members promote ongoing dialogue, exchange experiences and act to:
Enhance activities and capabilities of human rights advocates
Strengthen the impact of human rights organizations, and
Stimulate joint action and articulation in the Global South
Who takes part in the HRDialogue?
The network today is composed of more than 633 members from 49 countries.