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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McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal

Organized By : Global Justice Center

Given the rapidly developing situation around the Covid-19 virus, and especially in light of the WHO's declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic yesterday, this event is postponed until further notice. 

Despite a greater emphasis on sexual violence and gender-specific crimes in recent international justice efforts, genocide continues to be understood as being committed primarily through mass murder. Discussions around surfacing gender furthermore retain a limited focus on women and girls as victims of sexual violence, rather than considering the wider significance of gender to the destruction of groups.

This conference, among leading scholars and practitioners, draws on these recent efforts to reflect on a gendered understanding of the crime of genocide. It focuses in particular on the inextricable role that gender plays in genocide, and the relevance of this understanding in the fulfillment by States of their obligations of prevention and punishment under the Genocide Convention.

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United Nations, New York

Organized By : Office of the Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide (United Nations)

This event aims at discussing the role of religious leaders and actors to address hate speech and prevent incitement to violence during the annual Interfaith Harmony Week. In this context, it also aims at exploring synergies between the Fez Plan of Action and the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech, as well as other relevant UN initiatives. Ms. Nihal Saad, Chief of Cabinet and Spokesperson of UNAOC, is one of the speakers.

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*Registration deadline for non-UN grounds pass holders is COB Thursday, 30 January 2020*
For additional information, please contact Simona Cruciani (

The Hague, Netherlands

Organized By : Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

On 11 November 2019, The Gambia filed a case against Myanmar before the International Court of Justice alleging violations of the 1948 Genocide Convention for its atrocities against the Rohingya community in Rakhine State. From 10 to 12 December 2019, the ICJ heard oral submissions from The Gambia and Myanmar on this matter. The ICJ has now indicated it will issue its decision on the application for provisional measures at 10h00 on Thursday, 23 January 2020.

Panel Discussion: following the issuance of the ICJ decision, No Peace Without Justice together with numerous partners are convening a panel discussion with representatives from the Rohingya community, to share their perspectives and what the ICJ decision means to them. This event builds on a number of other events led by members of the Rohingya community and convened by the same NGO co-sponsors around the different stages of the ICJ case to date.

The panel discussion will take place from 13h00 to 14h30, and a light lunch will be served from 12h00, also to provide an opportunity for informal interaction with Rohingya human rights activists and others involved in the case.

The event is co-organized by different organizations including GAAMAC SG member the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and GAAMAC partners Global Justice Center and Parlementarians for Global Action. 

London, United Kingdom

Organized By : Rights for Peace

GAAMAC partner Rights for Peace will hold a panel discussion on the connection between human rights and atrocity prevention on 4 December from 5pm to 7pm, followed by a drinks reception. The panel will consist of Mariana Goetz, Founder of Rights for Peace; Kate Ferguson, Co-Director of Protection Approaches; and Clara Sandoval-Villalba of the University of Essex.

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