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March 2016

IHEU-IHEYO Web Chat

2016-03-05 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A live conversation and Q&A with Andrew Copson, Carl Blackburn and Anton Van Dyck.

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Is Freedom of Thought at Risk?

2016-03-16 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Teacher Building (Laphroaig Theatre), 14 St Enoch Square
Glasgow, G1 4DB United Kingdom
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Join a panel of experts to discuss the current state of freedom of thought and expression in Scotland, Europe and beyond.

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May 2016

The Third International Conference on Untouchability 2016

2016-05-12 - 2016-05-13
Hyatt Hotel Kathmandu, Nepal + Google Map

The Global Alliance Against Untouchability presents the Third International Conference on Untouchability.

Organized by the Society for Humanism (SOCH) Nepal, in collaboration with the National Dalit Commission. Supported by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU).

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Humanists in Malta, May 2016

2016-05-20 - 2016-05-22
Grand Hotel Excelsior, Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta
Valletta, Malta
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The IHEU General Assembly 2016 will take place on Sunday 22nd May 2016, in Valletta, the beautiful fortress city and capital of Malta.

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December 2016

European Parliament launch of Freedom of Thought Report Online – 2016

2016-12-06 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli Building
Brussels, Belgium
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Hosted by MEP Dennis de Jong and MEP Miltiadis Kyrkos Room: ASP 3G3 Speakers Dennis de Jong MEP (European Parliamentary Intergroup on FORB) Miltiadis Kyrkos MEP (European Parliamentary Intergroup on FORB) Fauzia Ilyas (Atheist and Agnostic Alliance of Pakistan) Bob Churchill (Director of Communications, IHEU) The panel will discuss the issue of discrimination and persecution against the non-religious, as documented in the IHEU Freedom of Thought Report. There will be panel discussion with Q&A, followed by an interactive session in…

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Human Rights Day 2016: the situation of women and the LGBTI community – Menschenrechtstag 2016: Lage der Frauen- und LGBTI-Rechte

2016-12-10 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Uni Zürich, Raum/room KO2-F-150, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4
Zürich, 8006 Switzerland
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The year is 2016, and still, women, homosexual, bisexual and transgender people are not (or not sufficiently) protected in many places. Moreover, people who do not submit to a heterosexual model of life are being mercilessly persecuted in many countries by state or religious institutions and groups. Elizabeth O'Casey is Director of Advocacy at the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). She will tell us in her speech (in English) about the situation of those affected by this, as well…

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March 2017

Blasphemy Laws in a Digital Age

March 7 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Palais des Nations, 1211
Geneva, Switzerland
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7th March 2017, 14:30-16:00 United Nation, Palais des Nations (Room XXVII) Geneva, Switzerland organised by sponsored by Blasphemy laws have always posed a grave threat to the exercise of the fundamental human rights to freedom of religion, belief, and expression. Their mere existence creates taboos and curtails freedom of thought. Their enforcement means countless secular commentators and religious minorities continue to be harassed, jailed, tortured and killed. Many of these individuals are expressing legitimate human rights concerns, or engaging in…

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July 2017

African Humanist Youth Days 2017

July 7 - July 8
Orchid Hotel, Plot 3, Dream World Africana Way, Lekki
Lagos, Nigeria
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The second annual African Humanist Youth Days (AHYD) event is scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria on 7 – 8 July, 2017 at the Orchid Hotel, Lekki, Lagos. The theme for this year's event is "African Youth for critical thinking and active Humanism". It will be attended by delegates from Humanist Organizations across Nigeria as well as delegates from Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe. IHEU Director of Advocacy, Elizabeth O'Casey, is an invited speaker. Download the AHYD Programme (PDF, 268KB)…

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August 2017

One-day international conference and General Assemblies

August 4 - August 6

The World Humanist Congress scheduled to take place in São Paulo, Brazil in August has been cancelled. In place of the Congress, IHEU is working in partnership with the British Humanist Association to organise a one day international conference on the global challenges of nationalism, populism, religious extremism and illiberalism and the need to defend and promote democracy and human rights in response. The dates for the weekend remain unchanged from those previously advertised: Friday 4 August: The General Assembly…

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November 2017

Café Humaniste: “La moralidad: ¿divina o evolutiva?”

November 21 at 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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