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Garantir la paix et la sécurité pour un développement du Burkina Faso: la nécessité d'une réforme du secteur de la sécurité.
"Living Peace : The Story of Abby and Kyalu" is a short film produced by Promundo-US and the Living Peace Institute (LPI).
Abby and Kyalu were abducted by a rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2008. Abby was forced to do hard labor for the rebels. Kyalu, his wife, was raped, and had a child as a result. Once Abby was able to escape from the rebel group, he expelled Kyalu from their home.
The film tells their journey of recovery as part of an initiative called Living Peace, currently led by Living Peace Institute, a member of the Promundo Global Consortium. This is the story they wanted to tell.
This event is part of the Geneva Peace Week.
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On October 25, join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the AFI DOCS Film Festival for the world premiere of a six-part documentary that traces the personal stories of residents and police who are cooperating with each other to improve security in their community on the region’s frontlines. (View the film trailer.)
For full access to the event A Sahel Community Confronts Security Threats: Film Premiere, kindly follow the link.
Conférencier: Rémi Boivin Ecole de Criminologie de l'Université de Montréal
Pour accéder à l'événement Le biais de perspective des caméras personnelles portées par les policiers, veuillez suivre le lien.
Ce projet vise à favoriser la liberté d’expression, l’accès public à l’information et la sécurité des journalistes en Afrique en renforçant les capacités des juges et des autres acteurs des systèmes judiciaires sur ces problématiques, à travers une formation mixte. Celle-dernière comprend une formation sur le terrain et une formation en ligne ouverte à tous (MOOC). Elle aborde les standards de liberté d’expression ainsi que le droit à l’accès à l’information publique, les défis des restrictions de ces libertés fondamentales et des problématiques liées à internet. La formation mixte est organisée de manière conjointe par l’Université de Pretoria et l’UNESCO.
Pour accéder au séminaire "Renforcer les capacités des acteurs judiciaires en Afrique en matière de liberté d’expression et de sécurité des journalistes", veuillez suivre le lien.
Thousands of Guatemalans have rallied publicly in recent weeks to support an international commission that prosecutes those behind the country’s endemic corruption. A Guatemalan citizens’ campaign, called #JusticiaYa (Justice Now), is one of many nonviolent, grassroots mobilizations against corrupt governance in countries from Tunisia to India to South Korea. What synergies can exist between these movements and international anti-corruption efforts by governments and non-government organizations?
On October 23, join leaders from citizens’ campaigns in Guatemala, Ukraine and Burkina Faso to explore how international actors can find synergy—and better curtail corruption—with grassroots movements.
For full access to To Curb Corruption and Violence, Engage the Grass Roots, please kindly follow the link.
The Lake Chad Basin is one of the most overlooked humanitarian crises today, where around 17 million people across north-eastern Nigeria, Cameroon’s Far North, western Chad and south-east Niger are in need of urgent emergency assistance. The Boko Haram attacks and counter-insurgency campaign have displaced 2.4 million people; the vast majority of whom are in the north-eastern Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, where humanitarian access is restricted.
How has the evolution of Boko Haram impacted the Lake Chad region? Why did the crisis take so long to gain international recognition and engagement? What must be done to address the urgent humanitarian needs? And more importantly, how can we resolve this crisis?
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Social media has become one of the world’s most influential tools for promotion and branding regardless of industry and audiences. This event aims to assess the militarization of social media by focusing discussion on the online mechanisms, strategies and tools employed by the arms and military services and military videogames industries.
What factors and mechanisms are involved in the promotion of militarism via social media platforms? How is social media contributing to the reification of the military as a normal part of international relations?
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Saba Joshi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science/International Relations at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Her doctoral research focuses on peasant resistance to large-scale land acquisitions in contemporary Cambodia. Using qualitative data collected over 15 months of field work in the country, her thesis examines how contestation over land is shaping political identities among women and indigenous minorities in Cambodia.
Since 2015, Saba Joshi is also a Research Assistant in a research project funded jointly by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation titled DEMETER (Droits et Égalité pour une Meilleure Economie de la Terre), which studies the gendered impacts of land commercialization on food security and the right to food in Cambodia and Ghana.
For full access to Gendered Resistance to Large-scale Land Acquisitions in Cambodia, please kindly follow the link.
This event is organized by the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative, DCAF, and the World Bank. It will mark the Geneva launch of the UN-World Bank Flagship Study "Pathways for Peace."
Since 2010, the number of major violent conflicts has tripled, indicating an urgent need to shift the approach from crisis management to addressing risk factors before violence starts and escalates. In this context, the UN and the World Bank have pooled their efforts to produce the Flagship Study "Pathways for Peace – Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict" to which several Geneva-based organizations, including IPTI, DCAF, and the CCDP, have contributed research inputs. The Study was recently launched at the General Assembly in New-York and this event will mark its European launch. What are the Study’s main takeaways? Are we witnessing a revolution in the global prevention policy or is this business as usual? The event will discuss the future of prevention from a research, governmental, and field perspective.
For more information on PATHWAYS FOR PEACE: WHAT IS NEW WITH THE GLOBAL PREVENTION POLICY?, kindly follow the link.