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

Join Pratima Narayan, Senior Program Manager with the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation, as she speaks with partners about the renewed Global Responsibility to Protect and the ways that communities and the private sector can transform early warning into early action against racism, ethnic discrimination, and xenophobia.

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

While formal transitional justice processes can often feel out of reach to everyday people, civil society organizations and activists can play a vital role in bridging these processes and making them more accessible to communities. Reparations - be it symbolic reparations, restitution, or rehabilitation-- are one area that CSOs can contribute towards justice, acknowledging survivors of conflict and assisting them to reintegrate into society. In this webinar, join Ereshnee Naidu Silverman, Senior Director for the Global Transitional Justice Initiative, as she speaks with partners and allies of the Coalition’s Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation about how CSOs and other non-state actors can effectively foster understanding and action around reparations in post-conflict societies.

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

While LGBTQIA+ groups and individuals across the globe are especially impacted by violence during periods of repression and armed conflict, as well as before and after, their experiences are largely overlooked and undocumented. Several regions, including Asia and Africa, continue to outright criminalize homosexuality, and patriarchal norms make LGBTQIA+ communities in Latin America especially vulnerable to gender-based violence, including sexual violence, despite a trend toward decriminalization in the region. Across the globe, as victims and survivors, LGBTQIA+ individuals are often hesitant to come forward for fear of stigmatization and ostracisation, as well as the legal repercussions of their perceived sexuality. They are also often not included in the design and implementation of peace efforts and transitional justice mechanisms, even in cases where these processes are widely seen as gender-sensitive.

This webinar will include Sites of Conscience members and partners and examine the historical roots of discrimination against LGBTQIA+ populations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. There will be a special focus on their experiences under authoritarian regimes and in periods of systematic rights violations, as well as the human rights architecture protecting LGBTQIA+ rights. The webinar will aim to center the needs and demands of this marginalized population and propose approaches for addressing LGBTQIA+ claims through transitional justice policy and practice in a range of global settings, ranging from prosecutions and truth commissions to reparations and institutional reforms, as well as traditional and community-based mechanisms - reforms that can be viewed as part of broader attempts to address gender-based discrimination and violence and to transform gender norms in transitional societies.

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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.

Panelists:

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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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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