A civil society for the future
The political landscape has changed since the world agreed on the 2030 Agenda. Human rights and democracy are increasingly attacked when nationalism, populism and protectionism are growing stronger.
International commitments like the Paris Agreement are being questioned and the space for civil society is shrinking rapidly; journalists, human rights activists and completely ordinary people who raise their voices are met by threats and violence - an alarming trend where the democratic space is decreasing globally for the thirteenth year in a row.
It is during these circumstances that Forum Syd celebrates 25 years of work for people's right to organise - and we are needed more than ever. Thus, People and Power is not only about celebration, but also mobilisation!