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March 2021

Hostility and Threats in Global Supply Chains: Risks for human rights defenders & their communities protecting their lands and forests

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0

SIDE EVENT HRC: Hostility and Threats in Global Supply Chains: Risks for human rights defenders & their communities protecting their lands and forests This side event is organized by Vuka! ally Business & Human Rights Resource Centre together with the UN Special Rapporteur on HRDs, Mary Lawlor, and the Zero Tolerance Initiative. This event will highlight the key findings from the Special Rapporteur’s latest report, with a focus on issues faced by environmental and land rights defenders, who are particularly vulnerable to attack.…

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Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues / 20th Session

March 19 - March 30
New York New York, United States

Theme: “Peace, justice and strong institutions: the role of indigenous peoples in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16”. Date: 19-30 April 2021. Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York. The Indigenous Peoples in Development Branch within the Division of Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs organized the international expert group meeting on a theme “Indigenous Peoples and Pandemics” recommended by the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and endorsed by the Economic and Social Council. For more information on this year’s virtual International Expert Group…

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Gender-Based Violence in a Changing Climate: Challenges and action – from grassroots to policy

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am UTC-5

What does gender-based violence have to do with tackling climate change - or vice versa? Join IUCN, USAID, and a wide range of experts and leaders from across disciplines to discuss these critical linkages, exploring policy frameworks, leveraging lessons and resources across sectors, and strategies for on-the-ground action to realize rights and resilience, together. An introduction to GBV and climate change linkages: IUCN Moderated by: Julia Bradley-Cook, USAID Africa Bureau Climate Change Advisor Featuring discussions with: Bandana Rana, Member, UN…

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West African Human Rights Defender Conference

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - March 31 @ 5:30 pm UTC+0

Human Rights Defenders, especially Frontline Grassroots Environmental, Land, and Human Rights Defenders in West Africa, face challenging and threatening situations that make the work they do very difficult. Given the enormous barriers and risks they face in their work, there is an urgent need to understand better who these Frontline Grassroots Defenders are, what strategies they use to keep themselves safe, and where the gaps are — to connect the unconnected and establish a support and response mechanism for frontline grassroots…

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April 2021

Just Recovery Gathering

April 9 @ 8:00 am - April 11 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

People around the world are coming together to collectively reimagine our future. Join us. Now is the time for the climate movement to reconnect! The Global Just Recovery Gathering is a three-day online event featuring interactive workshops, cultural sessions, and hands-on trainings. Build your skills, strengthen relationships, and hear from a powerful line-up of climate leaders, artists, and musicians in every corner of the world. Join us in designing a new path towards a better future for all. Register:

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