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June 2, 2021
June 2, 2021 –
03:00-06:00 (ET) / 10:00-13:00 (EAT)
Innovative Peace Fund and WASL partner, Coalition for Action on 1325 (COACT), and the Embassy of Sweden in Kampala cosponsored event 'Democracy Talks' streamed live on NTV Uganda.
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June 11, 2021
12:30 pm: Sanam Naraghi Anderlini - Keynote Speaker at Conflict, Security, and Development Conference 2021 (King's College London)
June 11, 2021 –
12:30-13:30 (ET) / 17:30-18:30 (BST)
The violence of global inequality: a symptom of a greater disease
Despite the quantum leap in knowledge and technology, inequality is pervasive in all spheres. Something that the COVID-19 crisis is only exacerbating. Far from just physical, violence should also be understood as the long-term impact of these structural inequalities on individuals and communities around the world.
The harmful consequences of persisting inequality are especially visible in societies experiencing conflict or immediately after, when stability, security and development are scarce.
We have decided to dedicate this year’s conference to explore inequality from a multi-disciplinary lens. We will analyse inequality through its relationship with critical issues such as climate change, food security, gender, the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the inequality-conflict nexus.
The conference is a two-day event curated entirely by students for a live student audience. Since the conference was founded eight years ago, it has grown into a crucial event in the KCL calendar year. Our goal is to bring together exceptional minds from a range of backgrounds to participate in panels that foster learning and provoke conversations that matter.
June 12, 2021
10:00 am: Guissou Jahangiri & Rodolfo Domínguez Márquez at G FOR GENOCIDE, A FOR APARTHEID, F FOR FEMICIDE (OPEN ASIA|Armanshahr Foundation and 40Braids)
June 12, 2021 –
10:00 (ET) / 16:00 (CEST)
OPEN ASIA|Armanshahr Foundation and 40Braids have the pleasure of inviting you to our 198th seminar under our Of War and Collective Memory series, with experts talking about Palestine, Afghanistan, Canada, Kurdistan, Mexico and Iran.
G FOR GENOCIDE, A FOR APARTHEID, F FOR FEMICIDE
Marking end of the Words Matter: 61 days - 61 words to combat SGBV online campaign for Persian speaking countries and supporting the continuation of the campaign in Latin America as Las palabres importan; 61 palabres, 61 dias para combatir la violenca sexual y de género
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June 14, 2021
9:00 am: Mia Bloom at Oslo III 'The pandemic and violent extremism: Has the landscape changed?' (UNDP)
June 14, 2021 –
9:00-10:00 (ET) / 15:00-16:00 (CEST)
COVID-19 has changed the world and is a health crisis on a scale not seen since the 1918 influenza pandemic. To combat this, declared states of emergency have enabled governments to temporarily limit personal freedoms. However, some have enforced measures that impinge upon citizen rights and reinforce marginalization of minority groups. In fragile and conflict-affected states, COVID-19 is further straining already unequally distributed resources, while travel restrictions hamper service delivery for those in urgent need.
Is the pandemic amplifying an ecosystem that is prime for the manipulation of violent extremist groups to radicalize, recruit, and promote their agendas? This session aims to explore how violent extremism groups have reacted and evolved to the global shock.
June 15, 2021
9:00 am: Mira Kusumarini at Oslo III 'Exiting extremism: Returning home and recipient communities' (UNDP)
June 15, 2021 –
9:00-10:00 AM (ET) / 15:00-16:00 (CEST)
When people make the decision to leave a violent extremist group, the path to what was once home and rehabilitation can seem harder than the one that radicalized them. Importantly, it is not only former violent extremists, but family members including children who can be dragged into a net of suspicion and stigmatization. The international community’s approach to repatriation and rehabilitation has been uneven. Some countries of origin have refused to receive men, women and children associated with extremist groups. And within countries transitional arrangements have varied, including detention and the use of rehabilitation centres, through to direct community-facilitated reintegration.
UN Security Council 2396 recognizes the contribution of civil society to rehabilitation and reintegration. This is supported by emerging evidence that successful reintegration is dependent on social reintegration, that is the acceptance by family, peers, and neighbors. This session aims to discuss how governments and recipient communities can cooperate effectively to rehabilitate and reintegrate those formely associated with extremist groups and their family members.
10:00 am: Hamsatu Allamin at Oslo III 'Building trust and social dialogue: The impact of local interventions' (UNDP)
June 15, 2021 –
10:00-11:00 (ET) / 16:00-17:00 (CEST)
In 2019, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that only 45 per cent of citizens trusted their governments and since COVID-19 and the spread of misinformation, polarization and mistrust has amplified even further. Confidence building measures and trust are key in moving forward in conflict affected regions or areas where low levels of trust exist between communities, state security apparatuses, and public institutions.
Drawing upon lessons learned, understand how locally developed and inclusive dialogue, reconciliation, and work in social healing can build trust for preventing and rejecting violent extremism. See how building trust can be leveraged to address societal deficits exposed by COVID-19 and hear about response and recovery efforts.
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June 21, 2021
June 21, 2021 –
This will be a live event on June 21 from 7 am to 12pm US EST gathering some of the world’s most talented organizations and professionals hiring and supporting a wide-variety of changemakers advancing careers of impact. We our combining our collective experience, reach, and creativity in a highly interactive & engaging online event with hundreds, if not thousands, of professionals and students seeking to combine purpose and their career.
Attend highly interactive workshops, meetups, connect with employers and walk away with new ideas, connections and strategies for all things careers of impact and change.
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June 29, 2021
8:00 am: Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, Lucy Geries Talgieh & May Sabe Phyu at Survival and Activism under Occupation (ICAN, LSE WPS & CFFP)
June 29, 2021 –
8:00-9:15 (ET) / 13:00-14:15 (BST)
The impact of the February coup in Myanmar is ongoing, and we have seen yet another resurgence of violent conflict in Palestine and Israel. So, when the tanks roll in, the bombs drop, the raids and the arbitrary arrests begin how do social activists survive and thrive under military dictatorships and occupation forces?
With a focus on Myanmar and Palestine, for our fifth session in the Coming of Age of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda series, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini MBE will be in conversation with Agnes Callamard, Secretary General at Amnesty International and formerly the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings; May Sabe Phyu, Director of the Gender Equality Network; and Lucy Talgieh, Palestinian Council member and peacebuilder from Wi'am: The Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center.
The talk will Illustrate daily life under occupation, the risks and choices taken, the strategies of those fighting for change through non-violent means, and the personal cost of trauma and insecurity that prevails. The panellists will also discuss the role and obligations of international actors in supporting local peacebuilders and human rights defenders in preventing violence and finding sustainable and transformative solutions for peace.
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