The Prague Human Rights Festival 2022

The Prague Human Rights Festival 2022 will take place on 19 November at the Skatus Institute and presents the culture of the local minorities to the Czech audience. Visitors will be able to taste food from Hong Kong, Taiwan, East Turkistan, and Ukraine at stalls. Traditional crafts, performances, and documentary film will be shown.

Human right is a topic we need to be more aware of and unafraid to discuss than ever, especially in the wake of the global wave of movements, pandemics, and recent war events. Our speakers will include heads of these associations, human rights experts, exiles, and representatives of minorities who will share their experiences with the public.

About 
Human Rights Festival 2022 Prague will take place on 19 November 2022 at the Scout Institute from 2 to 7pm. It is co-organized by KITAP, NGO DEI, Taiwan Cha, and Svitlo. These four associations have long been involved in cultural heritage and human rights for the benefit of their people and the places they represent, but for various reasons have settled in Prague. These associations are delighted with the support of the Czech city and its advocacy of universal values.

On this day, four booths in the courtyard will represent the cultures of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Uyghur, and Turkic through their traditional food and handicrafts in order to share their cultures in Prague, which is always best to get to know each other and get first-hand information by the meeting. In addition to attractive stalls to share traditional food and handicrafts, we also contact amazing performers and speakers involving the heads of these associations in order to allow the audience to learn more about the culture of these groups and to get closer to their values. Our speakers included scholars, oppressed people, and ethnic minority residents in Prague. 

A group of teen Ukrainian dancers from UAKidsSchool will be presenting their emotional performance about war and peace. Crimean Tatar accordionist Mr. Server Abkerimov and more musicians and performers will be part of the event. 

About the movie screening, we have connected with a movie that profoundly investigated the human right issue, THE HONG KONGER is a documentary by the Acton Institute. When Hong Kong’s basic freedoms come under attack, media tycoon Jimmy Lai finds himself in the crosshairs of the state and must choose between defending Hong Kong’s long-standing liberties, or his own freedom.

Our venue partner is the Scout Institute, founded by Junák – Czech Scouts. It creates a space for meetings, discussion, and the search for new initiatives. The Scout Institute is located right next to Old Town Square. It has organised numerous public events and is actively involved in the successful Svitlo project to help Ukrainians flee the war. A fantastic Ukrainian Independence Day event was recently held, attracting over 200 people to enjoy the event with the public. With a beautiful open area in the middle of the festival and a multimedia room for screening and sharing, we are confident that this event will be a success.

About the four participating associations:

SVITLO regularly organizes Czech and Ukrainian language courses, clubs, and creative workshops for children, youth, and adults and a number of cultural events and meetings. 

The NGO DEI is a Hong Kong-based arts and cultural body working for all who have the desire to promote their beliefs and mission. 

KITAP is a Tatar and Turkic association in Prague. Social, cultural, and business networking through and Turkish community to meet the whole world. Turkic peoples are not only Turks but also Tatars, Azeris, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Turkmen, Uyghurs, etc.

Taiwan Cha – a platform that showcases Taiwanese culture and life and hopes to raise awareness of this Pacific island country among Central Europeans, especially Czechs. Taiwan Cha represented Taiwan at the Prague Embassy Festival, conducted a course on Taiwanese history, art & tea culture at National Tunghai University, and represented Taiwanese tea culture at ICOM 2022 in Prague. 

Website and social media links of the event:
www.ngodei.org/humanrightsfest2022praha

Website and social media links of organiztions:

KITAP – Turkic Association in Prague | FacebooK
http://www.kitap.cz/

我地 NGO DEI | Facebook
Home – NGO DEI

Komunitní centrum Svitlo (skautskyinstitut.cz)

Taiwan Cha | Facebook
https://www.taiwancha.cz/

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