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CIVICUS and the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) have partnered to organize International Civil Society Week 2017 in Suva, Fiji, around the theme “Our Planet. Our Struggles. Our Future”. International Civil Society Week (ICSW) is a key global gathering for civil society and other stakeholders to engage constructively in finding common solutions to global challenges. ICSW utilizes a ‘partnered’ approach, in which multiple organizations pool their resources to convene a diverse international group of leaders in civil society issues. Holding ICSW in Suva, Fiji, highlights the effects of climate change on small islands and provides an ideal forum for civil society to meet and discuss climate and social justice within the framework of Agenda 2030 and the Leave No-one Behind commitment central to its delivery.  CIVICUS for this occasion is issuing a call for partnerships. Partner-led events are encouraged to explore these programme tracks using a rights-based approach and applying a ‘gendered’ or inter-sectional lens. Of particular interest are events that engage a diversity of change agents, including Women Human Rights Defenders, young people, indigenous communities, sexual minorities, lawyers, writers, academics, victims’/survivors’ rights advocates, labourers, etc. Partner-led events may take the form of workshops, seminars, small conferences or film screenings, among other formats, but should be highly participatory in nature. More information is available here.


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