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Libya: A critical time for accountability
Friday 24 July 2022 | 1:00 p.m. - 02:30 p.m. CEST

Libya: A critical Time for Accountability

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Join us for this online event, held in parallel to the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), to discuss the role of the UN Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya (FFM) in supporting the rule of law and sustainable peace.

Chair: Lucy McKernan, Acting Geneva Director – Human Rights Watch

Speakers:

  • Suki Nagra – Director of the Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Rule of Law division at UNSMIL. 
  • Mohamed Auajjar, Chair of the UN Independent Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) to Libya.
  • Elham Saudi – Director of Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL). 
  • Marwan Tashani – Human rights defender, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Defender Center for Human Rights (DCHR).
  • Nadège Lahmar, Maghreb Researcher – Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS)
  • Hussein Baoumi – Egypt and Libya Researcher, Amnesty International
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Feminist Roadmap to Peace - CSW webinar
Thursday 17 July 2022 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Yemen time

The Feminist Roadmap to Peace in Yemen: The Nexus between Conflict and Environmental Challenges

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Online Event

A parallel-event to CSW66, this webinar will feature Yemeni women peacebuilders to share their take on the process of developing the Feminist Peace Roadmap and its validation by the affected communities, and how political, security, humanitarian, and environmental issues are interlinked.

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Syria Policy brief launch flyer
24 February 2022 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CET | 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. EST | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Damascus time

Webinar — Reclaiming Public Spaces: Syrian Feminist Narratives and Approaches to Political Participation

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Online Event

Join us for a discussion on the outcomes of the paper, a joint production by WILPF and Dawlaty, in collaboration with Syrian women-led partner organisations. Expert panellists will shed light on women’s meaningful political participation, particularly in the context of armed conflict, by centering the perspectives of women themselves on the concept of politics, notions of political participation, and their positionalities within.

SPEAKERS:

  • Ahlam al-Milaji, Activist and Executive Director at Zenobia Association
  • Thuraya Hejazi, Executive Director at Release Me
  • Dr. Afaf al-Jabri, Associate Professor at School of Social Sciences, University of East London

Moderator: Rola Baghdadi, Executive Director at Dawlaty

With opening remarks by WILPF MENA Manager, Rola al-Masri

20 January 2022 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Damascus | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CET

Webinar – UPR of Syria Through A Gender Lens

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Online Event

Ahead of the 40th session of the UPR Working Group, join WILPF and Syrian partners Badael Foundation, Dawlaty, Syrian Female Journalists Network, Urnammu for Justice and Human Rights, The Syrian League for Citizenship, and Women Now for Development for a discussion about the Universal Periodic Review of Syria from a gender-sensitive perspective.
Expert panelists will discuss a number of issues covered in our joint submission for the 2022 UPR of Syria, including legal discrimination against women and girls in the Penal Code, Personal Status Law and Nationality Law; the situation of women journalists and WHRDs; as well as the impact of continued enforced disappearances and forced displacement on women; and forced return of refugees.

Speakers

  • Roula Baghdadi – Dawlaty
  • Rola Othman – Syrian Female Journalists Network (SFJN)
  • Majeda Korbane – Urnammu for Justice and Human Rights
  • Maria Al Abdeh – Women Now for Development (WND)

Moderator
Laila Aloodat – WILPF Deputy Secretary General

Opening remarks
Madeleine Rees – WILPF Secretary General

25 October 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. New York | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. CET | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Jerusalem

The WPS Agenda in Palestine: Challenges to the Implementation of The UNSCR 1325 Under Occupation

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Online Event

Join the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW) for a panel discussion on the sidelines of the 21st annual UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). The panel will address the gendered impacts of the Israeli occupation in Palestine, and reflect on the challenges to the implementation of the WPS Agenda in this context.

Speakers:

  • Rima Nazzal  — President of Al Najda Association for Women Development in the West Bank and  Member of the General Secretariat at the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW)
  • Salma Nims  — Secretary-General, Jordanian National Commission for Women
  • Sawsan Al-ShunnarMember of the Palestinian National Council and the Central Committee of the Palestinian Democratic Union “Fida” and  General Secretariat Member at the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW)
  • Amal Syam — Director of Women’s Affairs Center – Gaza
  • Reem ElSalem – Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its causes and consequences

Moderator: Salma Kahale — Interim MENA Director at WILPF

Opening remarks:

  • Maryse Guimond  — UN Women Special Representative for Palestine
  • Erling Hoem — Deputy Representative of Norway to the Palestinian Authority
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Feminist Work Methods Discussion Circles
26 August 2021 | 2 p.m- 4:30 p.m. Cairo Time

Feminist discussion circles around feminist work methods

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Virtual Event

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, in cooperation with Dr. Afaf Al-Jabri, researcher, feminist activist and university professor, will hold five feminist seminars on various topics that are at the core of the feminist agendas of activist organizations in the region, between August and December 2021. During these feminist sessions, each topic will be discussed based on the feminist theoretical context around it, and the problems associated with it will be addressed in an interactive and participatory manner with the participants (based on their reality, experiences and different work contexts).

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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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