Activist voices

Throughout the festival, activists share their stories in all candor. Visit our website and meet those who are bringing about change in the world, from Senegal to New Zealand via Afghanistan. Spoken directly, as close as possible to the struggles of a politically committed life.

  • Co-presented with the Délégation Genève Ville Solidaire (DGVS)


Introduction by Alfonso Gomez

Administrative Councillor, City of Geneva



8 activists to discover from the 5 March

Soltan Achilova

Turkmen photojournalist and reporter



Dieynaba Sidibé, alias Zeinixx

Senegal's first female graffiti artist



Helena Maleno

Spanish journalist and activist



Hilda Flavia Nakabuye

Climate activist



Olga Kovalkova

Belarusian politician



Ales Bialiatski

Belarusian writer and political activist



Zarifa Ghafari

Mayor of Maidan Shar in Afghanistan



Behrouz Boochani

Iranian journalist, writer and filmmaker