Leeds, United Kingdom

Organized By : European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (ECR2P)

The responsibility to protect (R2P) principle has been criticised for being gender-blind. In the context of such concerns, there has been an effort to render the principle more gender-sensitive. This has entailed paying greater attention to the differentiated impact of atrocities on women and men, and foregrounding the importance of gender and female empowerment in efforts to prevent atrocities.

The aim of the conference hosted by the European Centre for R2P (ECR2P) is to take stock of these efforts and to assess how successful they have been in incorporating gender into the protection agenda. The ECR2P invites both conceptual and empirical contributions from scholars and practitioners working on gender, R2P, peacebuilding and cognate fields. 


Montreal, Canada

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

Join the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) at Concordia University, Amnesty International Francophone Canada, the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, the Canadian International Council and the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies at McGill University for #RightsCity 2019.

#RightsCity is a global initiative that brings together inspiring leaders with the goal to provide insights into pressing human rights issues.

This large-scale event will include discussions on atrocity prevention, and will feature presentations from Mr. Adama Dieng (United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide), Mr. Romeo Dallaire (Canadian retired Lieutenant-General and Senator, humanitarian advocate, founder of the Child Soldiers Initiative and MIGS Distinguished Senior Fellow) and Ms. Jennifer Welsh (Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance and Security at McGilll University, former United Nations Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect).

Find out more about the program and registration here.


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.


  • 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. 

New York, USA

Organized By : Global Justice Center

The Global Justice Center will celebrate the achievement of landmark victories for women around the world with its inaugural awards ceremony. The event will feature a cocktail hour, a seated dinner, an awards program honoring Patricia Viseur Sellers, Special Advisor on Gender to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, and music.

Tickets can be bought here.


The Permanent Missions of Argentina, Costa Rica, Denmark, Switzerland and Tanzania, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect cordially invite you to a panel discussion entitled:

In December 2018, the international community marked the 70th anniversary of two major achievements of the twentieth century: the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The international community agreed on these groundbreaking documents with a view to "never again" allow atrocities as those committed against the Jews and other groups prior and during the Second World War. Both documents reflect that to prevent genocide and other atrocities, human rights must be safeguarded and protected.

More than 70 years on, genocide and other atrocities are still committed in many parts of the world. This reminds us that no society is immune and that much remains to be done to prevent these crimes effectively.

For this reason, it is important to identify success stories, share good practices and reframe prevention from urgent crisis management to sustainable early and permanent prevention, which requires solid national policies and mechanisms.

Each year during the month of April, many people around the world dedicate time for remembrance and commemoration for the victims of genocide in observation of the "Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month".

This event will provide an opportunity for governments, civil society organizations and practitioners to take stock of achievements and failures in atrocity prevention in the 70 years since the adoption of the Genocide Convention and explore recommendations for better prevention in the future. Drawing on lessons learned shared by the expert panel, a discussion will take place with participants about measures that the atrocity prevention community can and should be taking to better protect vulnerable populations from these heinous crimes. Emphasis will be placed on how the Genocide Convention has fortified action at the domestic level and how to build upon and learn from past experiences.

This event is co-hosted by members of the GAAMAC Steering Group and organized with the support of the GAAMAC Support Office based in Geneva.


  • Ms. Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina and former President of the International Criminal Court
  • Ms. Felistas Mushi, Chairperson of Tanzania’s National Committee on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes and all Forms of Discrimination
  • Mr. Wichert ten Have, Advisor to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)
  • Mr. Iniyan Ilango, Independent Human Rights Advocate

The panel will be chaired by Ms. Mô Bleeker, GAAMAC Chair and Swiss Special Envoy for Dealing with the Past and Prevention of Atrocities.

Please join the panelists and fellow participants for coffee after the event!

We invite you to comment on Twitter using #AtrocityPreventionGAAMAC

Please RSVP using the link below. For further information, please contact: 

Tamara Wiher, GAAMAC Support Office, Tel: +41 (0)22 730 86 11 / Email:

This event will be livestreamed: click here to watch the panel discussion remotely.


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