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Oslo Freedom Forum

#OFFinTaiwan, produced by @hrf, will take place November 10. Visit our site below to learn how you can attend, & watch here for #OsloFF updates!

https://oslofreedomforum.com/

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As a world correspondent for @buzzfeednews, Megha Rajagopalan focuses her work on the intersection between tech & human rights, including the extreme surveillance tech used to monitor China's Uighur population. Hear her speak at #OFFinTaiwan on Nov 10th! Register now at bit.ly/OFFinTaiwanRegister and visit the link in our bio to learn more! . . . #OsloFF #BuzzFeed #BuzzFeedNews #HumanRights #Technology #democracy #dictatorship #humanrightsforall #Uighur #Taiwan #TaipeiCity

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Rick Doblin researches the use of psychedelics and marijuana to treat PTSD. At #OFFinNY, he explained the outsized toll the disorder takes on the human rights community, & recent developments that will embolden research into alternative treatments. Watch his full talk at oslofreedomforum.com . . . #OsloFF #PTSD #PTSDawareness #PTSDtreatment #medicalmarijuana #psychedelics #medicalresearch #research #humanrights #humanrightsforall

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In Egypt, a country known for its recent crackdowns on the LGTBQ community, actor @omarsharifjr came out as gay. You can hear his coming out story, and what followed afterwards, at #OFFinTaiwan on Nov 10! Register to attend at bit.ly/OFFinTaiwanRegister. . . . #OsloFF #LGBTQcommunity #LGBTQrights #lgbtqEgypt #comingoutstory #Egyptian #humanrights #humanrightsforall #Taiwanlgbtpride

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Today, @hrf is hosting the College Freedom Forum at @uarizona, featuring talks from #OsloFF speakers Anastasia Lin, Meron Estefanos, Edipcia Dubón, and Abdalaziz Alhamza! . . . #CollegeFF #humanrights #humanrightsforall #uarizona #universityofarizona #collegeevents

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As a Cambodian opposition politician, Mu Sochua became VP of the Cambodia National Rescue Party and dedicated her work to combating sex trafficking and promoting gender equality. Hear her speak live at #OFFinTaiwan on November 10th! Register now: bit.ly/OFFinTaiwanRegister and visit the link in our bio to learn more! . . . #OsloFF #MuSochua #Cambodian #HunSen #CambodiaNationalRescueParty #genderequality #sextrafficking #democracy #dictatorship #humanrights #humanrightsforall

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Farida Nabourema (@faridabemba) has mobilized the Togolese people through social media. By sharing information about Faure Gnassingbé's oppressive regime online, Nabourema holds the dictatorship accountable and motivates the #FaureMustGo movement to continue their struggle to dismantle one of Africa's longest dictatorships. Watch her full talk from #OFFinNY using the link in our bio. . . . #OsloFF #Togo #Togolese #Democracy #Dictatorship #freeandfairelections #votingrights #internetactivism #onlineactivism #fauregnassingbé

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Have you registered yet to attend #OFFinTaiwan on November 10? Visit bit.ly/OFFinTaiwanRegister to secure your spot! . . . #OsloFF #taipeicity #newtaipeicity #humanrights #humanrightsforall #democracy

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It’s #InternationalDayOfTheGirl! Nearly half of all Afghan children are out of school due to conflict, poverty, and gender discrimination, and only 17% of Afghan women can read. Though the all-female Afghan Dreamers robotics team has faced threats for their studies, members like team captain Fatemah Qaderyan travel the world to compete in global robotics competitions and inspire young women at home. Watch her full talk from #OFFinNY at oslofreedomforum.com. . . . #OsloFF #Afghanwomen #Afghanistan #literacy #womensempowerment #girlpower #womeninstem #girlswhocode #robotics #afghandreamers

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Mai Khoi, also known as the Lady Gaga of Vietnam, sparked a nationwide debate when she nominated herself to run in the 2016 parliamentary elections. Since then, she has continued to defy Vietnam's attempts to censor her music and activism, using her platform to educate others about their human rights. Watch her full talk from #OFFinNY using the link in our bio! . . . #OsloFF #Vietnam #Vietnamgovernment #freedomofspeech #fightcensorship #censorship #MaiKhoi #dissidents #protestmusic #artprotest

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Congratulations to #NobelPeacePrize Laureate Denis Mukwege (@drdenismukwege), gynecologist and founder of Panzi hospital who works to end sexual violence as a weapon of war. Watch his talk, “Stopping Congo’s War on Women,” from the 2016 #OsloFF using the link in our bio. . . . #NobelPeace #NobelPeacePrize2018 #waronwomen #sexualviolence #sexualassault #endsexualviolence #congolese #womensempowerment #drdenismukwege

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South Sudanese hip-hop artist and former child soldier @emmanueljal presents an inspiring message about the power of hope and forgiveness. Jal's experiences ultimately influenced his decision to become a positive force in the world, and he now supports South Sudan's youth and shares his story to inspire others to do good. Watch his full #OFFinNY talk at oslofreedomforum.com. . . . #OsloFF #SouthSudan #childsoldier #hiphopartist #forgiveness #powerofforgiveness #humanrightsforall

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“Taiwan has fought long and hard for its democracy, and with the pressure we’re under from China, we’re still fighting for it today.” Read about our first #OFFinTaiwan from @NYTimes at bit.ly/OFFinTaiwan and use the link in our bio to register to attend the event today! . . . #OsloFF #democracy #民主 #humanrights #人權 #humanrightsforall #台灣 #taiwan #taiwandemocracy #taipeicity

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How can foreign policy leaders push back against Vladimir Putin? Russian democracy advocate Garry Kasparov sits down with former statesman Ian C. Kelly at #OFFinNY to discuss how the free world should address the monumental challenge that Putin presents to international peace and security, as well as human rights in Russia itself. Watch their full conversation at oslofreedomforum.com. . . . #OsloFF #GarryKasparov #Russiandemocracy #Putin #VladimirPutin #democracy #dictatorship #foreignpolicy #internationalrelations #humanrights #humanrightsforall

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After poverty, starvation, and “disappearances” became a part of everyday life in North Korea, @yeonmi_park and her family made a daunting escape from North Korea through China and Mongolia in 2007. Now a student and author, Park urges the international community to take a stand against the Kim Jong-Un regime's human rights abuses. Watch her full talk from #OFFinNY using the link in our bio! . . . #OsloFF #NorthKorea #YeonmiPark #InOrderToLive #humanrightsforall #dictatorship #humantrafficking #northkoreandefector

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We're hosting our first Asia-based Oslo Freedom Forum in Taiwan on November 10! We invite you to join passionate democracy activists, entrepreneurs, technologists, & artists as we work together to promote human rights at #OFFinTaiwan. Register now at bit.ly/OFFinTaiwanRegister and use the link in our bio to learn more! . . . #OsloFF #democracy #民主 #humanrights #人權 #humanrightsforall #台灣 #taiwan #taiwandemocracy #taipeicity #taipeicitygovernment

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Saudi women's rights activist Manal al-Sharif garnered international attention and was detained after posting a YouTube video of herself driving in an act of civil disobedience. Despite intimidation, al-Sharif pushed the #Women2Drive movement forward, which eventually helped lift the ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia. At #OFFinNY, al-Sharif spoke with @bbcnews journalist Philippa Thomas about the power of internet activism, and the work still to be done to achieve gender equality in Saudi Arabia. Look for the full conversation today on oslofreedomforum.com. . . . #OsloFF #SaudiArabia #womensrights #womensempowerment #genderequality #saudidriving #drivingban #freesaudiwomen #freesaudiactivists

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After Turkish NBA player @eneskanter11 spoke out about corruption and human rights abuses committed by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's regime, his passport was revoked by the Turkish government. Now stateless, the @nyknicks center spoke with #OsloFF founder Thor Halvorssen at #OFFinNY about the state of Turkey's democracy, and how the international community can voice their support for Turkish democracy advocates. Use #ErdoganOut to voice yours, and watch the full talk at oslofreedomforum.com! . . . #humanrights #humanrightsforall #Turkey #turkish #prodemocracy #democracyforturkey #erdoğan

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Thank-you to the Oslo Freedom Forum speakers, expo participants, panelists, and attendees for yesterday's inspiring workshops, exhibits, and empowering talks that highlighted human rights issues around the globe. We can't wait to have you all back again at #OFFinNY next year! Watch our Instagram story highlights to see more, and stay tuned here and at oslofreedomforum.com for talk videos coming soon! Swipe for more ➡️ . . . #OsloFF #humanrightsforall #democracy #supportdemocracy #dictatorship #NYCevents #conferences #globalactivism #community

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