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Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

Since the outbreak of the armed conflict in Ethiopia in November 2020, millions of people have been internally displaced in Tigray and tens of thousands have crossed the border into neighbouring countries. The war, which pits forces aligned with Ethiopia’s federal government against those affiliated with Tigray’s regional government led by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, has gone largely underreported, despite accusations of war crimes and crimes against humanity by international organization such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

From extrajudicial executions, mass arrests and acts of sexual violence to widespread pillage and looting, Tigrayans are being targeted in a campaign of ethnic cleansing. The war in Ukraine will further exacerbate humanitarian crisis as food insecurity worsen in the Horn of Africa.

The Montreal Institute of Genocide and Human Rights Studies (Concordia University), Security and Justice for Tigrayans Canada (SJT Canada) and World Beyond War are hosting a virtual discussion to shine light on the ongoing crisis occurring in Tigray.

The event will be livestreamed on MIGS' Facebook and YouTube pages. A direct link will be sent to attendees a few days in advance.

Online, 1 June 2022, 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM (EST)

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Dublin

The aim of this year’s edition of the Symposium is to discuss the meaning and role of reconciliation in the context of both historical and contemporary European internal and international conflicts.

Addressing the multifaceted issue of reconciliation, participants of the 10th European Remembrance Symposium – representatives of governments, cultural and academic institutions and experts from non-governmental and public organizations – will examine the various steps leading to reconciliation and the ways in which events and individuals associated with this process are commemorated.

This symposium looks at current struggles as well as past examples of reconciliation initiatives and argues that historicising this subject is an important step towards building our future in Europe – together!

The symposium takes place at the Trinity College, The Burke Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, from 1 – 3 June 2022.

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Online

RightsCon is the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age. Every year, it brings together speakers from a range of sectors and around the world. 

The program supports many topics of continued importance, including data protection, artificial intelligence, privacy and surveillance, content governance, digital security, connectivity, business and labor practices, and cyber norms.

This year, The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), a GAAMAC's partner, will host the panel discussion "Building a Global Digital Authoritarianism Index". 

The event will be entirely online, from 6 to 10 June, 2022. Registration closes on 3 June.

More information and registration here.


Online

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

Maison des Esclaves, Africa's first World Heritage Site, is re-opening with revitalized buildings and exhibitions. Participants will share the project, including the development of new content balanced with the vital nature of a site of memory and the ways in which contemporary artists contribute to dialogue about the past, helping to create new futures.

This event is part of the Conscience Matters Webinar Series, which brings together members, Coalition staff and special guests to probe pressing issues facing Sites of Conscience today and showcase innovative and effective strategies to help members energize their audiences and play a leading role in our global movement for memory.

Online on Thursday, June 16th at 10 am EST

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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.

Information and registration