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As a service to the atrocity prevention community, GAAMAC posts news directly relevant to atrocity prevention. The opinions expressed in the news articles do not represent the views of GAAMAC, its Steering Group or any partner organization.

Danish Government Launches Tech for Democracy 2021

24 Aug 2021

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The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the increased international focus on the intersection of tech, democracy and human rights and launches its own intiative to overcome its challenges, Tech for Democracy 2021

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Afghanistan: partner States raise the alarm on the situation of women and girls

19 Aug 2021

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On 18 August 2021, five Steering Group members of GAAMAC (Argentina, Costa Rica, Switzerland and Denmark as part of the European Union) and one partner (The Netherlands, as part of the European Union) co-signed a statement on the situation in Afghanistan. 

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Domesticating atrocity prevention norms in West Africa

9 Aug 2021

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A two-days conference on July 21 & 22 aimed to revive the Responsibility to Protect norm in West Africa, drawing on national experiences, case studies and demonstrated best practices.  

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Using Resolution 1325 in Guatemala today

1 Aug 2021

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UN Resolution 1325 on the role of women in peace and security is relevant to address Guatemala’s contemporary problems, provided its domestic implementation translates into action.  

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Switzerland promotes women's rights at the Human Rights Council

30 Jul 2021

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At the 47th session (21 June – 14 July 2021) of the Human Rights Council (HRC), Switzerland took a firm stance in favour of women’s rights, as well as freedom of expression and private-sector cooperation on human rights. Switzerland is a founding and Steering Group member of GAAMAC. 

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Sant’Egidio hosts negotiations for peace in South Sudan

22 Jul 2021

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Actors from South Sudan, with the help of the Community of Sant’Egidio, committed to future milestones and continued dialogue. 

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Human Rights Council requests consultations on human rights and new technologies

20 Jul 2021

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At the 47th session (21 June – 14 July 2021) of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), GAAMAC-Steering Group member Denmark co-led a resolution to further explore the links between human rights, emerging digital technologies and the activities of technology companies. 

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Atrocities in Tigray: NGOs call for Human Rights Council urgent response

14 Jul 2021

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Ethiopia’s civil conflict led to rampant, ongoing human rights abuse. Four experts on the region shared their views on how the Human Rights Council should address the crisis.

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Defending human rights in the digital age - #RightsCity 2021

25 Jun 2021

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This year, GAAMAC was proud to support its partners from the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) that, with a consortium of educational institutions and diplomatic representations in Canada under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, organized...

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Countering hate: identifying gaps and synergies in prevention in Europe

8 Jun 2021

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Identifying some of these gaps, as well as the needs of state and civil society actors to address hate and incitement in Europe was the aim of the FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum workshop co-organized by the Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign...

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Press release: Newly Elected Members of the National Assembly of Côte d'Ivoire to be Sensitized to the Prevention of Mass Atrocities

31 May 2021

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The African Coordination of Human Rights for the Armed Forces (CADHA) with the support of the Raphael Lemkin Center for Africa (CERLA) and the support of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocities (GAAMAC) will sensitize newly elected deputies and senators on best practices for the establishment...

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Women’s empowerment and gender equality as pivotal steps in maintaining international peace and security

7 Apr 2021

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‘‘We recognize the role women play in atrocity prevention and the importance of putting gender equality upfront in prevention and peace efforts’’, said Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, GAAMAC Chair as she opened the virtual event "Front and Center: Women, Grassroots Atrocity Prevention and...

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GAAMAC welcomes the appointment of Ambassador Liberata Mulamula as Tanzania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

31 Mar 2021

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GAAMAC warmly welcomes the appointment of Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, a member of GAAMAC’s Steering Group, as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tanzania on March 31. She will be the second woman to serve in that position.

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Atrocity prevention and youth: call for applications

23 Mar 2021

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The Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation (GIJTR) is issuing a call for applications from highly motivated youth activists and/or representatives of youth-led organization to participate in a twelve-month project that aims to center youth voices in atrocity prevention efforts by...

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Press release: The armed forces of Côte d'Ivoire will be sensitized to the prevention of mass atrocities

9 Mar 2021

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The African Coordination of Human Rights for Armies (CADHA) with the support of the Raphael Lemkin Center for Africa (CERLA) and the support of Global Action Against Mass Atrocities (GAAMAC) will sensitize the armed forces of Côte d'Ivoire on best practices for the establishment and management of...

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GAAMAC Statement on the passing of Edward C. Luck

24 Feb 2021

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GAAMAC joins global voices in mourning the passing of Edward C. Luck on 16 February 2021.

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GAAMAC participates in Human Rights Council intersessional meeting on the prevention of genocide

17 Feb 2021

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On 10 February 2021, several members of GAAMAC’s community participated in intersessional meeting of the Human Rights Council on the “prevention of genocide” in Geneva.

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Strengthening GAAMAC's regional initiatives in 2020

21 Jan 2021

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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional initiatives moved forward virtually to implement their activities.

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Technology, hate speech and atrocity prevention: 12 main takeaways

21 Jan 2021

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What are the linkages between technology, hate speech and atrocity prevention? This was the leading question that experts in atrocity prevention explored in the Decoding Hate Speech” online series launched on 1 September 2020 by the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies with...

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Promoting human rights mechanisms to prevent mass atrocities: reflections, challenges, and ways forward

13 Jan 2021

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What are some of the good practices and experiences from national human rights commissions or mechanisms that can strengthen the national capacity to prevent the commission or recurrence of mass atrocities? To address this question, the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica, the Permanent Mission of...

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