Front and Center: Women, Grassroots Atrocity Prevention and Justice Initiatives

25 Mar 2021 |

Organized By : International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC)

Join the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC) and the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) as they offer strategies for using grassroots women's narratives as catalysts for atrocity prevention through unique peacebuilding programs that include art healing techniques, memorialization initiatives and survivor-led human rights documentation processes.

Panelists will discuss their work in community-led transitional justice initiatives in Africa, Asia and Latin America to illuminate how peace processes can better address gendered components of conflict and prevent future atrocities. Partners will share survivor-centered techniques, strategies and grassroots methodologies from their work in post-conflict environments with the goal of better incorporating grassroots atrocity prevention methodologies into the praxis of other civil society organizations and international actors. This event will discuss the many effective
truth, justice and reconciliation efforts and parallel structures that are possible when grassroots, national and international platforms collaborate.


Ereshnee Naidu-Silverman, Senior Director, Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation,
International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

Alice Nderitu, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

Bibiana Peñaranda Sepúlveda, Gender and Racial Justice Advocate and Organizer from Buenaventura, Colombia

Erika Maria Rivera Rúa, Deputy Analyst, Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence and Non-Repetition, Colombia

March 25, 2021 at 9:00 am (EST-NY)

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