The International Festival of Documentary Films on Human Rights “Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan-2020” will be focused on the theme:
People and Disasters: How to Prevent Risks from Becoming Disasters
Disaster risk reduction is not only a matter of surviving a disaster, it also means developing the ability of citizens to manage their risks in a way that protects them from harm and improves their quality of life.
States that have joined the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 recognize that progress depends on the general civil approach which should involve key stakeholders, including women, persons with disabilities, children and youth, older persons, ethnic groups, the private sector and civil society in all its diversity.
Secretary-General of the UN António Guterres stressed in one of his speeches that it is important to strive for sustainable development, especially in the context of the global pandemic. Kyrgyzstan, along with other UN member states, is working to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Festival will be dedicated to 8 of those goals:
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 10: Reduce Inequality
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Goal 17: Partnership for Sustainable Development
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Festival will be held online from 2 October to 6 November 2020. The Festival will include expert discussions and master classes involving national and international experts.
The Festival is held by the Human Rights Movement: "Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan" with the technical support of the Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic. Together with the solidarity networks: WLP (Women Learning Partnership), FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights), CSP (The Civic Solidarity Platform), GNDR (The Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction)
The International Festival of Documentary Films on Human Rights is a broad horizontal participatory Civic Platform that has been raising key issues of Human Rights and Freedoms in a changing world since 2007.
Source: Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan