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November 2020

Webinar on Criminalisation of Indigenous Rights Defenders in Guatemala

November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am UTC-6

In collaboration with Franciscans International, Peace Brigades International Switzerland is organizing a webinar on the criminalisation of indigenous defenders in Guatemala. The event will take place on Thursday 19 November at 14:00-15:30 - Geneva time / 07:00-08:30 AM Guatemala time. There will be an interpretation in English-Spanish. Those interested in attending can register here: https://bit.ly/FI_19nov On the panel, there will be : - Sandra Calel from the Verapaz Union of Peasant Organizations (UVOC), - Edgar de León, one of the…

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Webinar: COVID-19 and security risks in Africa

November 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC-5

Around the world, there has been an alarming increase in violence against Indigenous leaders and activists during the pandemic. Indigenous Peoples are especially vulnerable to Covid-19 as they experience poor access to health care, significantly higher rates of diseases and lack of access to key preventive measures. The Working Group on the Rights of Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa, a Special Mechanism of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, has expressed their concerns regarding the vulnerability of Indigenous Peoples…

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1st Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, “Making human rights a priority for business” (Virtual)

November 23, 2020 - November 25, 2020

The first Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia will convene representatives from governments, national human rights institutions, civil society, business and labour organisations at the regional level and also international level to discuss business and human rights.  The Forum will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of and promote implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in the region. Moreover, the Regional Forum will explore how…

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December 2020

1st UN Pacific Forum on Business and Human Rights

December 1, 2020 - December 2, 2020
Suva, Fiji

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) provide the authoritative global framework for the respective duties and responsibilities of governments and business enterprises to prevent and address business-related human rights abuses. They also offer a blueprint for how business respect for human rights can support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in line with international human rights standards. Pacific countries face both common and unique challenges – e.g., low level of awareness about business and human rights (BHR) standards, governance gaps…

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Compromisos climáticos en América Latina: retos para incluir los derechos humanos, de pueblos étnicos y mujeres

December 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BMT

Este encuentro Virtual, organizado en alianza con la plataforma periodística CONNECTAS, expondrá las razones por las cuales mujeres y pueblos étnicos deben ser parte de la actualización, contenido e implementación de las Contribuciones Determinadas a Nivel Nacional, compromisos climáticos voluntarios como parte del Acuerdo de París. También se analizará la perspectiva de los países firmantes del Acuerdo de París, sus avances en la acción climática inclusiva y la protección de los derechos de los grupos más vulnerables, como lo son…

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Children & Youth vs. the Climate Crisis: Where do we go from here? / Niñas, niños y jóvenes vs la crisis climática: ¿hacia dónde vamos?

December 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0

During COP25, governments and youth activists united for a historic moment to sign the first-ever Intergovernmental Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action, supported by the COP25 Presidency, YOUNGO, UNICEF, David Boyd- UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment on behalf of the Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative, Michelle Bachelet- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and H.E Mary Robinson on behalf of The Elders. The Declaration has been signed by 12 countries so far, and is based on priorities identified by YOUNGO and inputs from children…

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Virtual Panel on Defenders Against Impunity and in Search of Reparative Justice

December 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC-5

The Environmental Defender Law Center (EDLC) is hosting a virtual panel on Defenders Against Impunity and in Search of Reparative Justice on Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 9 to 10:30 am EST (8 to 9:30 am Mexico / 11 am to 12:30 pm Paraguay).   The webinar will feature the tireless work of three lawyers from Peru, Paraguay, and Mexico in search for justice for victims of human rights violations. Panelists include:   David Velazco (Peru): Majaz case: the conviction…

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Seminar: Norwegian and international support to Human Rights Defenders – under and after COVID-19

December 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CET

This seminar will focus on the role of human rights defenders in creating sustainable, peaceful and just societies, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goal 16. It will look at the role and support of the Norwegian government, Oslo Municipality, the University of Oslo and Norwegian civil society in the protection of individuals and organisations working for human rights and peaceful and just societies. How can these institutions collectively – and individually – meet the needs of the day, both…

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Webinar: Support to Human Rights Defenders under and after COVID-19

December 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CET

Join us this Friday December 4th for our webinar addressing Norwegian and international support to Human Rights Defenders! The webinar is co-hosted by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, and will be streamed on Zoom, as well as on NHRF's Facebook page. Register: click here This webinar will focus on the role of human rights defenders in creating sustainable, peaceful and just societies, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goal 16. It will look at the role and support of the Norwegian government,…

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January 2021

3er ciclo de conversatorios “lucha por el acceso a la tierra y la defensa de los territorios”

January 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm QMT

Presentación de resultados de los más recientes estudios sobre la problemática de la tierra y territorios en Ecuador. Este primer caso se denomina: "Justicia Indígena para la gobernanza de la tierra y los territorios”. Podrás escuchar 8 audios en español y kichwa de la serie radial sobre justicia indígena. Fb Live: SipaEcuador      

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