Everyday Ways to Fight Oppression

Everyday Ways to Fight Oppression


Maria Toorpakai Wazir

Maria Toorpakai Foundation

Leyla Hussein

Dahlia Project

Thor Halvorssen

Human Rights Foundation (HRF)

Repressive regimes use many tools to keep power, and now people everywhere are fighting back with ordinary actions. Hear how a computer scientist in Saudi Arabia challenged the government by driving a car; how a psychotherapist in the UK used creativity to combat violence against women; and how a girl in Pakistan defied the Taliban by playing squash. During this panel, moderated by the Human Rights Foundation, these women will show how anybody can make an impact and bring about social change.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner