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Monday, May 11 • 11:00 - 12:30
1E: “I am not a foreign agent!” FULL
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Government arguments supporting restrictions on foreign funding for civil society are often presented in rhetorically appealing terms – national security, counter-terrorism, state sovereignty. By stigmatizing CSOs, governments have proven adept at undermining CSOs’ legitimacy. What compelling arguments can CSOs and donors use to counter these narratives and generate public support for pluralistic funding? Participants in this session will work together to develop communications plans that address government justifications. 

Facilitators
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David Moore

Vice President of Legal Affairs, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
David Moore is VP of Legal Affairs with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), where he has worked since 2001. On behalf of ICNL, Mr. Moore has conducted legal assessments of civil society laws and/or provided technical assistance on law reform projects in a diverse... Read More →

Resource People
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Nimalka Fernando

President, International Movement Against all Forms of Discrimination
Nimalka Fernando is an attorney-at-law with over 30 years of  engagement in the field of human rights and feminist activism in Sri Lanka as well as globally. She  received the Citizen’s Peace Award in 2012 from the National Peace Council (Sri Lanka) and was also a member of the... Read More →
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Feliciano Reyna Ganteaume

President, Civilis Human Rights
Feliciano founded Acción Solidaria in 1995 after the death of his partner, and has acted as its Executive President since that date.As a founding member and advisor to the Venezuelan Business Council on HIV/AIDS, and a founding member and advisor to the Council of Universities on... Read More →
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Debebe Hailegebriel

Legal Consultant, Debebe Law Office
Debebe is a graduate from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in Human Rights and Democracy and worked as a Federal High Court Judge and Director of Action Professionals Association for the People (APAP), a national human rights CSO. Since 2007, he has been working as legal... Read More →

Monday May 11, 2015 11:00 - 12:30 CEST
Room B3