Activism in Exile, with Togolese pro-democracy advocate Farida Nabourema

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A prolific activist and writer, Farida Nabourema shares her story about promoting democracy while in exile from Togo.

Farida Nabourema is promoting democracy in her home country, even while living in exile. A prolific social activist and writer, Nabourema will share her story as a leader of the civil resistance movement in Togo, her fight against corruption and dictatorship, and her belief in female and youth engagement as an antidote to anti-democratic governance.

Farida has been a fearless advocate for democracy and human rights in Togo since she was a teenager. Author of more than 400 articles, as well as the book La Pression de oppression (The Pressure of Oppression), Farida regularly denounces corruption and dictatorship, and promotes a form of progressive Pan Africanism. She is executive director of the Togolese Civil League, an NGO that promotes democracy and human rights. She was listed among the 100 Most Reputable People in Africa by the management consulting company Reputation Poll and the 100 Most Influential Youth in Africa by Africa Youth Awards, and was included in Time magazine’s list of people keep keeping the dream of democracy alive.

This conversation is co-sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins, the Foreign Affairs Symposium, and the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, as part of SNF Agora’s Democracy Dialogues series.