Veronica Tsepkalo was one of the three leaders of the national democratic movement in Belarus. Along with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Maria Kalesnikava, she succeeded in bringing together an unprecedented number of people to protest against a regime that violates human rights, falsified presidential elections and uses brutal violence against its citizens. The trio have recently been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and have already received International Democracy and Sakharov Awards. Currently, Veronica is supporting Belarusian women who have been on the receiving end of the regime’s cruelty, as the chair of the Belarus Women’s Foundation.
Talks at Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2023
Roundtable Lunch: Achieving Collective Democratic Gains in the Buildup to the Third Summit for Democracy
Elisenda Ballesté Buxó (Moderator)
Nicole Bibbins Sedaca
Leopoldo Lopez (Introducer)
Christopher Le Mon
Monday May 15, 13:05