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Phyllis Omido and Iiris Laisi: The Environment and Its Defenders in Danger

Venue: World Village Festival - Tiivistämö, Helsinki & Online

Environmental defenders are in the front line calling for a more sustainable future for all. Yet still, their activities are being obstructed in Finland and across the world.

Kenyan activist Phyllis Omido, dubbed the Erin Brockovich of East Africa, and Finnish Iiris Laisi, an Extinction Rebellion Finland activist, will discuss the role and challenges of environmental activism around the world. What have activists in different countries achieved for the benefit of human rights and the environment? How are their activities being restricted and how can they conquer the obstacles? What can we do to make real changes happen?

We will also see a video message from the Indonesian environmental defender Nurain Lapolo.

The discussion will be in English.

The programme will be available on-site at the Tiivistämö event venue in Helsinki and through live stream on the Festival website. The event is admission free.

The event is organised by Elokapina (XR Finland), KIOS Foundation and Siemenpuu.

See the event info from the festival website and facebook event.

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