Join the Next Generation of Leaders for a Special Discussion on "Building Forward Equal for Peace, Freedom, & Democracy"

On Wednesday, September 15th the Parliament's Next Generation Task Force invites you to a special discussion on Building Forward Equal for Peace, Freedom, & Democracy.

The COVID19 pandemic has shaken the foundations of our society, pushing back much of the progress achieved since the adoption of the SDGs, disproportionately impacting the vulnerable and amplifying pre-existing inequalities. As the pandemic spread its tentacles across the globe, it spared no one, causing unprecedented suffering as well as an exponential rise in abuse, domestic violence, exploitation and ecocide, shattering the peaceful fabric of many societies. Democratic rights and freedoms were compromised, voices of reason and dissent were suppressed and we witnessed the ugly rise of autocracy as the world grappled to find answers to solve this crisis that began as a health issue, but soon metamorphosed into the worst humanitarian debacle in living memory.

As we slowly recover from the clutches of the pandemic, it is critical to reflect and learn from the mistakes of the past.

  • How should we rebuild better?
  • What needs to be done to ensure that the recovery process is equitable?
  • What processes must we put in place so that peace, freedom, human rights and democracy are never violated in this manner again?

Featuring

Anshita Hedge

Chapter Head of Green Hope Foundation in India

Sara Rahim

International Program Manager of A Common Word Among the Youth (ACWAY)

Steve Chiu

Representative to UN DGC of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

Kehkashan Basu

Chair of the Next Generation Task Force at the Parliament of the World's Religions