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Fight Impunity Save The Date
Wednesday 12 April | 15:00 to 16:30 CEST

Webinar: Enough Evidence to Fight Impunity for The Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Location:
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On the occasion of the anniversaries of the chemical attacks in Khan Shaykhun April 4th 2017, and Douma April 7th 2017, this roundtable will host international and Syrian experts including advocates, women and men survivors of human rights abuses who have been leading initiatives to fight impunity against international crimes committed in Syria. The roundtable will explore available judicial and non-judicial mechanisms to investigate and prosecute perpetrators of chemical weapons crimes, the perspectives to move towards accountability, and the efforts needed to ensure protection and safety for witnesses who risked their lives providing investigation bodies with access to the truth, it will also include a discussion on the role of victims and the efforts they are making to seek truth, justice, and accountability, the role of victims associations, the space for discussion on preparation including the psychological support, and guarantee of non recurrence.

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Wednesday 8 March | 18:15 to 19:45 EST

Education and Digital Campaigning for Gender Equality in Palestine and The Mena Region: Double Jeopardy of Patriarchy & Occupation/Conflicts

Location:
CCUN 10th Floor 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, United States

Moderator: Randa Siniora, General Director, Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC)

Panel program and speakers:

  • Welcoming & opening remarks: WCLAC & Arab CSOs and Feminist Network
  • Digital Rights: Violation of Women Human Rights Defenders, Maram Zatara, WCLAC
  • GBV of Palestinian women living in a patriarchal Society, Faten Nabhan, WCLAC
  • Digital Birth & Flourishing of The Feminist Regional Network for Gender Equality: The Arab States Civil Society Organizations Network, Nuha Muhreiz
  • Digital Literacy, Women Media and Development, TAM Sana’ AlSarghali
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Technology & Feminism: Friends or Foes?
Thursday 16 March | 6:15 pm EDT

Technology and Feminism: Friends or Foes? — Insights from MENA

Location:
CCUN, 8th floor, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, United States

Join The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) for an-in person side event at CSW67, to unpack the multifaceted impacts of modern connective technology on the work of feminist activists and feminist organisations in the MENA region.

Reflecting on an ever-evolving technology trad-eoff, women civil society representatives from Syria, Yemen, and Libya will share their insights and experiences, looking back at technology and the revolution during the Arab Spring uprisings, the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, and all the way to their present day efforts to redesign the peace table.

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Yemen CSW parallel event
Monday 13 March 2023 | 10:30 am EDT

Technology for Women, Peace and Security in Yemen: Leveraging Digital Innovations for Empowerment and Protection

Location:
United Nations Church Center, 11th Floor, New York, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, United States

The Peace Track Initiative (PTI) — in partnership with the Women International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) supported by the Netherlands Embassy in Yemen, and in cooperation with the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) with support from US Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI) — are organising a CSW67 parallel event on “Technology and its Impact on Women, Peace and Security in Yemen”. 

The event will examine the role of technology in promoting women’s empowerment and protection in conflict situations, and will provide a platform for sharing ideas and best practices in the field. It will also examine the mechanisms and policies put in place to create a safe participatory online arena. 

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PAX CSW67
Tuesday 7 March 2023 | 4:45 PM EST

Gendered Dynamics of Digital Peace Activism: Challenges and opportunities outlined by feminist peace activists and human rights defenders

Location:
Salvation Army Auditorium, 221 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022, AND ONLINE

PAX, WILPF, ABAAD, SIHA and UPP, are co-organising a hybrid event on “Gendered Dynamics of Digital Peace Activism: Challenges and opportunities experienced by feminist peace activists and human rights defenders” on the sidelines of the 67th session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. This event will convene a panel of feminist peace activists from Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, and Sudan to share their insights and analysis, centering the discussion around opportunities provided by new technology for online campaigning and organising by feminist and women’s peace movements, as well as accessing access limitations due to the digital gender gap. The event will also focus on the gendered ways in which women peace activists are targeted and repressed online and identify opportunities for countering digital and technology-facilitated gender-based violence.

 

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COP27 MENA Webinar
Thursday 27 October 2022 | 7PM CEST | 1PM EDT

A Climate of Insecurity for COP27–The Impact of the Climate Crisis on Women, Peace, and Security in the MENA Region

Location:
Online Event

Join us in our last webinar in the series “A Climate of Insecurity for COP27” on Thursday, 27 October at 7PM CEST, where we will shed light on the myriad impacts of the climate crisis in the MENA region. Speakers will illuminate different impacts of the climate crisis on women under militarised regimes and in conflict areas, and they will sketch out grassroots solutions, and share their key demands for COP27 and beyond.

Moderator: Salma Kahale, WILPF MENA Director

Opening remarks: Hanan Awwad, MENA Representative and President of WILPF Palestine

Panelists:
– Nouha Ghosseini, President, WILPF Lebanon
– Rula Assad, Syrian Female Journalist Network
– Shirine Al Jurdi, WILPF Lebanon
– Dr. Nadia Al Sakkaf: Independent Yemeni researcher and Director of Research at Arabia Brain Trust

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Bullying

Bullying is any abusive practice or behaviour directed by an individual or group of individuals towards another individual or group. Bullying can be considered a form of harassment that is more frequent and systematic. It aims not only to violate the receiving party, but also to belittle them. Bullying is characterised by being targeted at a person or group of people, while harassment need not be targeted.

Harassment

Harassment/Taharrush is a group of unwanted abusive practices that are threatening to the recipient by their very nature. Unlike bullying, harassment need not be targeted. It may take place directly or indirectly, so that it creates an atmosphere of distress, heaviness, and insecurity.

Assault

Assault is any actual or attempted aggressive act that deliberately violates or threatens the physical space of an individual or group. It is often believed that assault is limited to direct physical violations only, but as a concept it also includes indirect infringement on personal space.

Exploitation

Exploitation occurs when a person or group of people uses their power, status, or positionality for personal benefit through the use of force, duress, violence, coercion, deceit, or trickery that causes direct or indirect harm to another person or group of people, or to public interest.

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