as part of APC’s Connect your rights! campaign, with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session in Geneva on 3 June, 13:00 to 15:00, room XXV, Palais des Nations.

If you are not in Geneva, you can take part in the event remotely. Details should be announced soon on

The panel will also focus on the specific impacts of freedom of expression and freedom of association on women’s and sexual rights, including issues of the blocking and manipulating of internet content, invasion of privacy and data protection, unlawful surveillance or limitations on internet access

The event will be chaired by Anriette Esterhuysen, Executive Director, APC and Johan Hallenborg, Special Adviser, Department for International Law, Human Rights and Treaty Law, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Guest panellists include:

Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression,

Desiree Zeljka Miloshevic, Senior Public Policy and International Affairs Adviser at Afilias

Marina Maria, Assistente de comunicação e projetos, Secretariado do Observatório de Sexualidade e Política, ABIA – Associação Brasileira Interdisciplinar de Aids Av.,

Manal Hassan, Activist, blogger and ICT consultant, South Africa and Egypt, and

Shahzad Ahmad, Bytes 4 All, Pakistan

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