Organized By : GAAMAC
Third Global Meeting of Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC III)
23-25 May 2018
Lake Victoria Serena Hotel
The biannual global meetings of GAAMAC, a highly inclusive network and community of commitment, convened actors from around the world to make the prevention of atrocities a reality.
The objective of GAAMAC III was to bring together representatives of governments, international and regional organizations, relevant United Nations offices, civil society and academia.
Participants identify and discuss the challenges of developing and strengthening state architectures on atrocity prevention and together found concrete action to improve national strategies and policies.
- engaged state representatives, civil society members and experts during three highly interactive days
- combined plenary sessions, working groups, face-to-face conversations and a highly innovative marketplace, which allowed participants to showcase and learn from pioneering prevention strategies
- evaluated existing experiences of prevention and their lessons learned
Following GAAMAC III, participants are empowered to pursue the creation of national prevention architectures and policies, drawing on the community of commitment fostered during the meeting. The expanded network of stakeholders works together to deliver concrete actions and strategies for the prevention of atrocities.
Previous global meetings
GAAMAC’s previous global meetings, held in Costa Rica in 2014 (GAAMAC I) and the Philippines in 2016 (GAAMAC II), brought together more than 200 individuals from over 100 states and civil society organizations. Eminent personalities honored us with their presence and their contribution, including H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary-General; Mr. Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of Timor-Leste and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Mr. Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide; Ms. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Hon. Desmond Tutu.
We thank everyone for their active and engaged participation during GAAMAC III!
Organized By : Institute for Security Studies
Four years after the Chibok girls’ abduction, keeping girls out of school remains a key part of Boko Haram’s violent campaign in Nigeria. In Borno state, parents are reluctant to send their girls to school and many boarding schools have closed. But why is educating girls so vital in the fight against Boko Haram? And how can girls continue to attend school where the group remains a threat?
This View on Africa is presented by Ms. Uyo Yenwong-Fai, Researcher for the Institute of Security Studies in Pretoria. She will discuss how girls’ education can help win the war against Boko Haram.
New York, USA
The Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights is hosting a panel event to draw attention to the role that truth commission archives play as a potential source of information for justice and the search for those forcibly disappeared in times of conflict or oppression. The panel will discuss historical decisions about access to truth commission archives in light of evolving standards on the right to truth, accountability, and justice. In addition, panelists will talk about the specific potential of El Salvador’s Truth Commission archives and how they can contribute to the search for the disappeared.
By the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention
13-15 April 2018
Inaugural Conference: Frontiers of Prevention
Binghamton University’s Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) is pleased to announce its inaugural annual conference. Frontiers of Prevention is designed to bring together academic researchers and practitioners dedicated to the spectrum of genocide and mass atrocity prevention efforts. The intention of this inaugural conference is to initiate dialogue, exchange insights and experiences, and explore areas of possible creative collaboration between the academic world and the community of prevention-focused practitioners, both in government service and in civil society.
CFP Deadline: December 20, 2017
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13 - 14 April 2018
This will be an intimate two-day workshop that will include a maximum of 18 papers. Participants will be asked to pre-circulate their papers in order to facilitate robust and productive discussions. The workshop will aim to publish a selection of papers in an anthology.
This international and interdisciplinary workshop seeks to bring together scholars and practitioners who are working at the intersection of memory of mass violence and socioeconomic inequality in order to begin to fill the gap in this field. We are particularly interested in the following questions, but any work relating to the workshop theme is welcome:
- Oral histories of communities having experienced both physical and structural violence;
- The interaction between trauma and precarity;
- Social class and memory of violence;
- Political ideology and affiliation as they relate to experiences of atrocity and poverty;
- Methodological and ethical questions around working with people and communities experiencing inequality;
- Narratives and narrativizing different forms of violence and exclusion;
- Resisting hegemonic memory and explanations of atrocity and inequality;
- Refugee narratives and the connections between violence experienced in home countries and exclusion in host countries;
- Indigenous experiences of mass violence and socioeconomic inequality.
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