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On Tuesday 2 November, as part of the Geneva Peace Week (GPW) 2021, GAAMAC Chair Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi will moderate a discussion between renowned 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, “Moving beyond securitization: What risks (and new horizons) for peacebuilding?”

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Organized By : International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC)

While formal transitional justice processes can often feel out of reach to everyday people, civil society organizations and activists can play a vital role in bridging these processes and making them more accessible to communities. Reparations - be it symbolic reparations, restitution, or rehabilitation-- are one area that CSOs can contribute towards justice, acknowledging survivors of conflict and assisting them to reintegrate into society. In this webinar, join Ereshnee Naidu Silverman, Senior Director for the Global Transitional Justice Initiative, as she speaks with partners and allies of the Coalition’s Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation about how CSOs and other non-state actors can effectively foster understanding and action around reparations in post-conflict societies.

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Online

Organized By : Sentinel Project

All information, true or false, has a social life. The ways each of us encounters, believes in, spreads, and produces information has its roots in our emotions, our personal histories, and the people we care about and respond to in our communities. Since attempting to fight disinformation must address these social roots in order to succeed, what can journalists and scientists do beyond fact-checking? 

This panel discussion will convene successful disinformation fighters from Kenya and India as well as librarians, civic dialogue conveners, and experts on disinformation production to explain the social and psychological reasons why some people buy into disinformation narratives, and explore how we might more effectively change their minds.

Speakers:

  • Christopher Tuckwood, Sentinel Project (GAAMAC partner) 
  • Sebit Martin (Hagiga Wahid), co-founder and Executive Director of the Community Development Centre, South Sudan
  • Barbara Fister, writer
  • Gillian "Gus" Andrews (moderator), public educator, writer, and researcher

This event is organized by the NGO Frontline Defenders and will take place online on 19 October at 2PM IST. 

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Online

Harmful online content – including hate speech, false news, cyberbullying, and inflammatory rumors – can spread quickly and reach millions. Though these points are well-documented, what is less known by researchers, tech practitioners and policy makers is how individuals and groups living in conflict settings respond to harmful content online.

The NGO Search for Common Ground aimed to address this knowledge gap by exploring the experiences of social media users in seven countries, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Tanzania, Myanmar, and Kyrgyzstan. The study revealed a wide range of social media tactics used by individuals and groups in close proximity to violent conflict. Although responses vary, the majority of participants indicated that they want to feel a sense of ownership and agency when tackling harmful content online. This webinar will summarize the key findings from the report and share recommendations for practitioners at the intersection of tech and peacebuilding.

The webinar will take place online at 10am EDT/4pm CET. 

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Online

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) Executive Director Kyle Matthews will interview Kenneth Roth, Executive Director at Human Rights Watch.

Covered Topics :

  • Global overview of the state of human rights
  • Promoting human rights in the foreign policy of states
  • The impact of climate change on human rights
  • Human rights in the post-Covid pandemic economic recovery

Discussion will be in English.

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