GAAMAC Events

Past Events

Laxton, United Kingdom

Organized By : The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum is hosting a conversation with Holocaust survivor Bob Norton. Bob Norton was born in Czechoslovakia in 1932. Bob and his family started to notice changes in September 1938 when Nazi Germany wanted the Sudetenland. The family sought refuge and eventually managed to gain safe passage to England. The Centre will be open from 10am until 4.30pm to allow members of the public to visit the exhibitions and memorial gardens.


Washington, D.C. and online

Organized By : United States Institute of Peace

Sexual violence is frequently used as a systematic weapon of war against women and men and may amount to a crime against humanity during times of conflict and times of peace. Research that illustrates the forms, frequency and context of sexual violence is critical to help build peace and prevent the recurrence of such violence. On 17 July, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Oxfam and the Latin America Working Group hold a discussion on addressing sexual violence in peace processes using evidence from recent survey results from Colombia.

The event will be live-streamed in Spanish, with English translation provided for guests on-site. An English recording will be made available online following the event.


Manila, Philippines

Organized By : History NGO Forum for Peace in Asia

The History NGO Forum for Peace in Asia is organizing the 2018 International Conference of NGOs on History and Peace in Manila, Philippines from 6 to 9 July 2018. Opinion leaders from more than 10 countries including Korea, Japan, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand will be in attendance to discuss topics such as historical justice, peacebuilding, grassroots networking and many more. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn from mutual experiences, implement historical justice and reconciliation, and contribute to peacebuilding in East Asia.


Online

Organized By : Institute for Security Studies

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is organizing a webinar on how forecasting can help prevent violent conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. In the region, political instability is driven by an intricate combination of risk factors, including demographics, poor development, regime type, cross-group discrimination and structural imbalances. Understanding which risks are increasing and how they interact in the long term is key to preventing violent conflict.

This View on Africa, presented by ISS Senior Researcher Dr. Julia Bello-Schünemann, can be attended in person or online via Voiceboxer.


Geneva, Switzerland

Organized By : TRIAL International

On 18 June, TRIAL International is organizing a public roundtable debate on the fight against impunity of sexual violence in conflict in Geneva, Switzerland. The experts on sexual violence in conflict, comprised of civil society actors, will share the progress achieved in recent years with regard to the fight against impunity for conflict-related sexual violence, and will discuss the courses of action that are gradually opening up. Keynote speeches will be delivered by Ms. Kate Gilmore, UN Deputy High Commissioner of Human Rights and Mr. Valentin Zellweger, Swiss Ambassador to the UN in Geneva. Dr. Denis Mukwege will deliver a special message.


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