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

Movements for social justice have long had a complicated relationship with the media. At the best of times, media can play a fundamental role in advancing peace and justice, but it also can have devastating effects on struggles for human rights, blurring the lines between fact and fiction, and advancing agendas that are divisive and exclusive.

This webinar will bring together members from across the globe to showcase their efforts to monitor and offset destructive media outlets. Topics to be discussed include the delicate balance between hate speech and freedom of speech, the sheer abundance of media today both traditional and digital, and the whitewashing of history past and present.

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Online

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected, in almost wholly negative ways, many facets of life in every region in the world – from economic stability to physical and emotional well-being. Largely included in this trend are transitional justice efforts in a variety of contexts around the globe. Not only have processes themselves been curtailed in some countries, but reports of human rights violations during the pandemic have added new dimensions to ongoing procedures.

In this webinar co-organised with GAAMAC partner International Sites of Conscience, practitioners, activists and survivors from Africa, Asia and Latin America will speak about the challenges the pandemic has posed in their countries – as well as the occasional positive developments such as discussions around ceasefires – and the lessons we can learn to ensure that transitional justice and atrocity prevention efforts are not as affected during similar events in the future. To register, click here.


Church Center of the United Nations, New York

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

This event is CANCELED following the announcement of UN Secretary-General on coronavirus concerns

If women’s perspectives are not fully incorporated into truth-telling processes, violence prevention strategies and public policy, women will continue to be marginalized and remain among the most vulnerable in society. Join the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC) and the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) as they offer solutions and strategies for best centering grassroots women's narratives so that they become catalysts for atrocity prevention agendas through unique peace-building 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 Sri Lanka, Colombia and west Africa 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.

This event is a parallel event to the 64th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York.

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Online

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

Adopted in April 2019, the UN Resolution 2467 calls for a survivor-centered approach to the prevention of sexual violence against women in conflict, and emboldens efforts to strengthen justice and accountability around the issue. But how can we ensure such non-binding resolutions are actually implemented on the ground? What does a viable action plan to stop violence against women in war look like?

This webinar is organized by our partner the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, and involves the participation of the Global Justice Center, also a GAAMAC partner. It will be held on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Eastern Time (New York).

The webinar will bring together experts on the subject to discuss the importance of the resolution and the equally important next steps that need to be taken to guarantee that perpetrators are held accountable, that survivors’ needs are met through a holistic range of practical and sustainable support, and that NGOs, activists and other allies can equip women with the training and networks they need to be active leaders on this issue.


Panelists:

  • Fatou Baldeh, Founder and CEO of Women in Leadership
  • Gunnar Berkemeier, Specialist UN Peace Operations, Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations
  • Milica Kostic, Program Director, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
  • Akila Radhakrishnan, President, Global Justice Center
  • Elizabeth Silkes, Executive Director, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

Register here to join the discussion.