Washington, DC, USA

Organized By : United States Institute of Peace

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) will hold a discussion on the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC)'s report on developing a new normative framework the Right to Assist (RtoA) campaigns of civil resistance to prevent atrocities.

The discussion will feature an author of the report, as well as panelists from USIP, Voices of Nicaragua, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund and Dexis Consulting Group-OTI/USAID.

A webcast will be available for anyone unable to join the discussion in person. Follow this link to the webcast.

Switzerland and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) are holding a side-event to discuss recent progress and innovative avenues in the pursuit of justice for serious human rights violations in Asia on 19 September at 2pm at the Palais des Nations. UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet will be providing opening remarks. The discussion, which features GAAMAC Chair Mô Bleeker and GAAMAC partner Mofidul Hoque of the Liberation War Museum, will be moderated by Mona Rishwami, Chief of the Rule of Law, Equality and Non-Discrimination Branch of OHCHR.  

Geneva, Switzerland

Organized By : Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH)

Join the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH) for a panel event on "Justice denied? Access to justice for victims of sexual violence", that will take place from 6.30pm to 8pm on 11 September 2019 at the Humanitarium in Geneva.

During the event, panellists will share insights into their personal experiences with supporting survivors to bring cases to court, sharing both challenges and lessons learned.

This event is co-organized by CERAH’s Steering Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflicts and Emergencies: the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Refugee Law Project.


Organized By : Protection Approaches

Protection Approaches is convening an online consultation aiming to map how European civil society is responding to rising identity-based violence within the region, at its borders and around the world. This online forum will be held from Tuesday 13 August to Thursday 15 August, and will bring together civil society practitioners, researchers, and local and community experts from across the continent to explore a series of key questions, including:

  • What are the obstacles facing, and opportunities for building, a more effective European civil society?
  • What are the lessons to be shared from successful civil society prevention work?
  • How can we break down the conceptual and practical barriers that exist between the fulfilment of prevention responsibilities at home and abroad?
  • What can European civil society do when populations are facing acute risk of identity-based violence?

The consultation will be facilitated on Platform4Dialogue, a discussion platform hosted by GAAMAC partner Peace Direct. During these three days, participants will be expected to log in and join the discussion at least once on each day, by reading the introductory reflection pieces, discussion questions, and comments of other participants, and then contributing by posting comments, responses, ideas, and examples.

The registration deadline to participate in the consultation is Friday, 5 August. Please sign up using this link.

For further information, read the full Call for Participation.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Organized By : International Association of Genocide Scholars

Under the theme of "The Missing Picture": Rethinking Genocide Studies & Prevention, the International Association of Genocide Scholars will hold its 14th conference from 14 to 19 July 2019 on the campus of American University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. See here for more details and to submit conference abstracts.

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