Herstories: Grassroots Atrocity Prevention and Transitional Justice Initiatives
20 Mar 2020 | Church Center of the United Nations, New York
Organized By : International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC)
If women’s perspectives are not fully incorporated into truth-telling processes, violence prevention strategies and public policy, women will continue to be marginalized and remain among the most vulnerable in society. Join the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC) and the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) as they offer solutions and strategies for best centering grassroots women's narratives so that they become catalysts for atrocity prevention agendas through unique peace-building programs that include art healing techniques, memorialization initiatives and survivor-led human rights documentation processes.
Panelists will discuss their work in community-led transitional justice initiatives in Sri Lanka, Colombia and west Africa to illuminate how peace processes can better address gendered components of conflict and prevent future atrocities. Partners will share survivor-centered techniques, strategies and grassroots methodologies from their work in post-conflict environments with the goal of better incorporating grassroots atrocity prevention methodologies into the praxis of other civil society organizations and international actors. This event will discuss the many effective truth, justice and reconciliation efforts and parallel structures that are possible when grassroots, national and international platforms collaborate.
This event is a parallel event to the 64th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York.
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