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June is LGBTQ+ awareness month in the United States. In honor of this, the Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention will be conducting a virtual roundtable looking at the connection between genocide and LGBTQ+ life with the insight of Lillian Nellans, Haley Marie Brown, Farida Mostafa, and John M. Barac. 

The event will take place online on 25 June 2022, 10Pm (ET).

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Organized By : International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect

Children and youth are uniquely affected by conflict and atrocities. Although they are disproportionately targeted, it is important to view them as more than just victims. As we have seen across the world, young people can be powerful agents of change. Youth leaders have inspired intergenerational resistance and built global movements on issues of peace, justice, human rights and climate change, demanding their right to shape the world that they will soon inherit.

The UN Secretary-General’s 2022 report on R2P, entitled “Children, Youth and the Responsibility to Protect,” highlights the impact of atrocities on children and youth, as well as their role in atrocity prevention. During this event, held on the margins of the UN General Assembly plenary meeting on R2P, expert panelists will shed light on the unique risks faced by children and youth, as well as provide cross-regional insights on how youth can play a more prominent role in building societal resilience against cycles of atrocities.

The event will take place online, on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, at 9AM (EDT).

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Organized By : Sentinel Project

Upcoming SDG & Civic Tech Webinar session to introduce the relationship between civic tech initiatives dedicated to promoting peace, justice, and strong institutions, and their direct contributions to SDG #16.

The event will be live-streamed on YouTube on Wednesday 22 June at 1PM (UTC).

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Organized By : Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

In the 20 years since the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) entered into force on 1 July 2002, conflicts around the world have proliferated, the scale of atrocity crimes has grown and impunity for these crimes persists. Conflicts in Myanmar (Burma), Ethiopia, Syria, Yemen and, most recently, Ukraine have prompted renewed discussions on the effectiveness of the international criminal justice system to deter atrocity crimes and hold perpetrators to account.

Several proposals have been put forward to increase the deterrent effect of justice, including the creation of new tribunals, the reform of the United Nations (UN) system and the Rome Statute, and the codification of new crimes. This event will discuss the role of international tribunals, the UN and domestic prosecutions, as well as norms and principles, such as the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), in deterring and prosecuting atrocity crimes. The panelists will also examine how lessons learned can inform accountability initiatives related to ongoing atrocity crimes.

The event will take place online, on Tuesday 21 June at 2:30PM (EDT).

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The Chilterns, UK

Organized By : Rights for Peace

Cycle 50km or 100km across the British countryside and raise funds for our partner Rights for Peace! 

Why Ride for Peace?

Over 84 million people are currently displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict and human rights abuses. Last year a person fled almost every second - and that was before Ukraine. We're all human, yet around the world we see minority groups being discriminated, demonised, dehumanised, their rights eroded – paving the way to mass atrocities. This isn't a new story. It's predictable. It's also preventable.

Rights for Peace focuses on upholding people's rights to transitional justice and countering identity-based violence in countries where divisions are fuelling atrocities.

Supporting Rights for Peace at this event will help counter identity-based discrimination and conflict recurring in Sudan and South Sudan. The suggested minimum target of £150 (minimum contribution of £50) will train 5 community leaders to counter hate speech and incitement to violence.

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