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Towards a Politics of Identities and Democracy: Building a Social Democratic Future of Diversity and Unity

Jakarta SocDem Asia – Progressive Alliance 21-25 November Conference Statement


Democracy and diversity around the world are under threat. Right-wing populist politics and parties are on the rise and are being propelled by the calculated and purposeful weaponization of divisions in our societies. The diversity in our societies in terms of religion, culture, ethnicity, and race has been cynically used and weaponized by the forces on the right to sow divisions. Similar to the campaign of polarization employed in Europe, right-wing populism in the Asia-Pacifc region has also employed fear, hate and disinformation as potent tools to advance a hateful and antidemocratic vision for our societies.

Read the full statement: Statement: Towards a Politics of Identities and Democracy