Defending environmental rights: an interactive evening of stories and insights

We invite you to our event dedicated to the defenders of our planet. Join us on the 10th of December, from 18:30 till 19:30, for an insightful and interactive event featuring human rights defenders from South America and Southeast Asia. These remarkable individuals will share their personal journeys, challenges, and triumphs in their fight for environmental rights.
Defending environmental rights PB

Hear firsthand from a distinguished human rights defender from South America and two inspiring defenders from Southeast Asia. Discover the diverse landscapes they protect, the challenges they face, and their passion that drives their environmental advocacy.

Interactive dialogue
Engage with our defenders in real-time! We encourage you to ask questions, share your thoughts, and be an active participant in the dialogue. Your voice matters, and this is your chance to connect with those on the front lines.

Global perspectives, local impact
Explore the universal themes of environmental rights while delving into the specific issues faced by defenders in South America and Southeast Asia. Gain a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of global environmental challenges and the vital role each of us plays in addressing them.

Event Details:Defending environmental rights PBI

  • Date: December 10
  • Doors open: 18:15 (doors close at 18:30)
  • Time: 18:30 – 19:30
  • Location: Theater hall, Neude Library (Neude 11)
  • Language: English

How to Participate:



This event is part of the bigger celebration that is organised by Utrecht University: ’75 jaar mensenrechten – wat brengen ze ons nu?’. From 16:15, you are welcome to visit the Human Rights Square in the central hall of the library on the Neude in Utrecht. Here, you can be inspired by photography, film, art from the Utrecht School of the Arts and by the many social partners working for human rights in the city.
From 17:00, our Thinker of the Fatherland, Marjan Slob will engage in a conversation with city residents in the Theatre Hall. Discussion partners also include: lecturers Hanneke van Eijken and Antoine Buyse, students and civil society partners, including Linda Nooitmeer of NiNsee, the National Institute for the Netherlands’ Slavery History and Heritage. Note that this part of the event is in Dutch.
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DateSunday December 10th 2023
Time18:15 - 19:30
LocationNeude Library