Organized By : Peace Direct
On Thursday, May 6th, at 10:00am EDT, Megan Renoir, Dimitri Kotsiras, and Aji Ceesay, Peace Direct‘s Programmes and Research team, will lead a M&E Thursday Talk discussion on “Escaping ‘Perpetual Beginnings’: Challenges and Opportunities for Local Atrocity Prevention in the DRC”.
Organized By : The Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC)
On April 29, join us during a special session on preventing and combatting hate speech and incitement to violence within the 24-hour global vigil to conclude Genocide Awareness Month and unite allies in remembrance, learning, and activism. Post-Conflict Research Center and the Together We Remember Coalition, made up of leading genocide education and human rights organizations, invite you to join twenty-four hours of inclusive name-readings, insightful speakers, and inspiring performances that honor upstanders, victims, and survivors of genocide and identity-based violence throughout history.
The panel discussion aims to discuss best practices and future actions of regional bodies and international institutions in response to current alarming trends of growing xenophobia, racism and intolerance, violent misogyny, anti-Semitism, and anti-Muslim hatred around the world.
April 29, 2021 | 3 pm CEST / 9 am EDT
Organized By : Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
Hate speech, discrimination and incitement often precede the commission of mass atrocities. Amplified by technology and the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of violence in Europe is a reminder that despite its history, the region is not immune.
Many prevention initiatives from European civil society and states address the root causes of manifestations of violence. Despite European countries facing similar challenges, there are, however, significant gaps in mutual awareness and interconnectedness across these prevention efforts.
Hosted by Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt), Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) with the support of GAAMAC, this interactive online workshop will aim to bring together relevant stakeholders, including state and civil society actors engaged in prevention at local, national and European levels. How can we connect and collaborate better with one another? What can we learn from peacebuilding efforts elsewhere? Together we will identify the gaps and synergies that need to be addressed to strengthen Europe’s peacebuilding architecture and prevention agenda.
Kate Ferguson, Co-Executive Director, Head of Research and Policy at Protection Approaches
Tanja Florath, Policy officer at the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
The session will be moderated by Mô Bleeker, Special Envoy for Dealing with the Past and Prevention of atrocities at the Swiss Federal Department Foreign Affairs (FDFA).
27 April 2021, 16:00-17:30
11:00 Presentación de la actividad
Elizabeth Salguero -Bolivia. Comunicación institucional y redes, Coordinación RIMLAC
11:05 Palabras de bienvenida
Anita De Aguirre – Chile, Coordinadora general de RIMLAC
11:15 Conferencia magistral
Embajadora Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi
Presidenta de la Asamblea de Estados parte de la Corte Penal Internacional
Dra. Minou Tavárez Mirabal.
Integrante del Directorio del Fondo Fiduciario en Beneficio de las Víctimas de la Corte Penal Internacional
12:20 Llamado a la acción desde RiMLAC para prevenir y erradicar los discursos de odio.
Marita Perceval, Argentina- Coaliciones temáticas y alianzas, Coordinación RIMLAC.
12:30 Fin de la actividad
Organized By : Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention
In many parts of the world, particularly throughout the Americas, indigenous peoples have been and continue to be victims of targeted mass atrocity violence. The violence is not limited to colonial era genocides, forced displacements, religious conversions or so-called reeducation programs. It has continued in the form of destruction and contamination of lands and waters in the name of economic development, as well as killings and disappearances of indigenous rights defenders. Most recently it has manifested in disproportionate infection and death rates as part of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Nowhere is the persistent attack on indigenous rights and the need for more effective atrocity prevention work more apparent than in Brazil.
Please join us for a conversation with four panelists from Brazil including indigenous activists and legal experts from academic and government institutions.
English – Portuguese Simultaneous Interpretation Provided
Note: The event is intentionally scheduled to occur just before the start of the 2021 United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Nadia Rubaii, Co-Director of the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP), Binghamton University and Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, Director of the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic at Cardozo Law
Tónico Benites (Guarani-Kaiowá) is an indigenous rights leader, anthropologist and human rights defender from Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Marcia Wayna Kambeba (Omágua / Kambeba) is a poet, writer, composer, photographer, activist and international speaker on indigenous and environmental issues, and the first indigenous Ombudswoman in Belem do Para, Brazil.
Fernanda Bragato is a Full Professor of Law Unisinos Law School (Brazil).
Júlio José Araújo, Jr. is a former Federal Judge and current Federal Prosecutor at in the State of Rio de Janeiro.
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