GAAMAC at the Geneva Peace Week 2021
For the second year in a row, GAAMAC is delighted to take part to the Geneva Peace Week. It will hold a panel on “Addressing the impunity gap and discrimination for resilient societies”.
On Tuesday 2 November, as part of the Geneva Peace Week (GPW) 2021, GAAMAC Chair Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi will moderate a discussion between distinguished experts from the GAAMAC community:
- Christie Edwards Deputy Head, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
- Velma Šarić Founder and president, Post-Conflict Research Center
- Luca Urech Swiss career diplomat, the Deputy Head of the Peace MENA section , Peace and Human Rights Division of FDFA
The panel, focusing on “Addressing the impunity gap and discrimination for resilient societies”, is part of one of the main themes chosen for the Geneva Peace Week, "Confronting inequalities and advancing inclusion, peace, and SDG16”.
Through this event, GAAMAC will capitalize on its community’s work and expertise in the fields of peace-building and justice to build bridges, notably by:
- Showcasing concrete examples of multistakeholder collaborations, such as initiatives and projects to address discrimination and counter the impunity gap in collaboration with states, civil society groups and international organizations;
- Sharing specific innovative online tools such as Hate Crime reporting websites, data collection platforms or algorithms to address discrimination;
- Sharing about specific examples of transitional justice and peace education programmes.
Geneva Peace Week is a leading annual forum in the international peacebuilding calendar. This year, the thematic focus of the week is "From seeds to systems of peace: Weathering today’s challenges".
Geneva Peace Week 2021 will be held online from 1-5 November 2021. Institutions and individuals in Geneva and around the world have come together to make GPW21 an interactive experience.