WE AIM FOR FEBRUARY 2021! The purpose of the People and Power festival is for us to gather and find new ways to strengthen and defend democracy in the world. But we can't do that right now. That is why we have chosen to postpone the festival until February 5 - 6 next year. BUT... Exciting things are still happening on May 15! Keep an eye out on our website and social channels.
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. We see an alarming trend where democratic space is decreasing globally for the thirteenth year in a row.
It is during these circumstances that Forum Syd celebrates 25 years of defending people's right to organise – and we are needed more than ever.
People and Power is a festival not only about celebration but also mobilisation!