SEVEN stories, SEVEN women. Performed as a reading in more than 42 countries, SEVEN the play tells the stories of seven courageous women activists from Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala and Cambodia who overcame abuse of power and advanced Women’s rights. First time ever in Geneva and at the United Nations, this major event will be opened by a powerful performance by world-renowned opera singer Barbara Hendricks.
Making Women Count in Peace Negotiations: An Insider’s Perspective from Colombia, Syria, and the Philippines
Organised by the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative at the Graduate Institute, the United Nations Department of Political Affairs and the Permanent Missions of Switzerland and Sweden to the United Nations in Geneva as part of the 2017 Geneva Peace Week.
“Living Peace: The Story of Abby and Kyalu” Short Film Screening
Watch an incredible short story on screen and join in on the discussion about gender equality and conflict prevention. The film will be followed by a discussion on Conflict Prevention, Gender Equality and Masculinities with Mr. Benoit Ruratotoye from the Living Peace Institute (Great Lakes), organized by Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the Maison de la Paix Gender and Diversity Hub, which includes GICHD, IHEID Gender Centre, the Gender and Mine Action Programme, Small Arms Survey & GCSP
Building Youth Leadership to Prevent Gender-Based Violence and the Outbreak of Conflicts
Join us for an exciting discussion on youth leadership as a key to peacebuilding, organized by World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA), Sonke Gender Justice, Men Engage Alliance, GCSP, GICHD, Gender Centre at IHEID, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) & Gender and Mine Action Program (GMAP).
Prevention, Accountability, and Gender: International Responses and Fighting Impunity by Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual and Gender Based Violence
This event organized by the Permanent Missions of Finland and Liechtenstein will focus on international initiatives, developments and jurisprudence in investigating and prosecuting sexual and gender-based violence.
Documenting, Investigating and Prosecuting Conflict-related Sexual and Gender-based Violence: The Case of Syria and Iraq
Interactive discussion with two investigators about the challenges and importance of investigating SGBV, focusing on the pathways to justice for crimes in Syria and Iraq, co-hosted by UN Women, the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN and Justice Rapid Response.