Human Rights Events

Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law

September 15, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Gender and Islam in Africa examines ways in which women in Africa are interpreting traditional Islamic concepts in order to empower themselves and their societies. African women, it argues, have promoted the ideals and practices of equality, human rights, and democracy within the framework of Islamic thought, challenging conventional conceptualizations of the religion as gender-constricted and patriarchal.
Webcast

The Environment and Human Rights: the International Community’s Responses to Emerging Local and Global Challenges

September 14, 2011 // 11:00am1:00pm
Global Europe Program
This event will address the interrelation between environmental damage and human rights, and examine how the international community—and in particular the UN—has approached this issue at a local and global level and discuss possible ways to optimize approaches and processes.
Webcast

Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network

September 13, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Sarah B. Snyder explores how, in the aftermath of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act, a transnational network of activists committed to human rights in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe made the topic a central element in East-West diplomacy.
Webcast

Fairness and Transparency in Cameroon's Next Presidential Election

September 13, 2011 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A delegation of Cameroonian officials will present the government’s plans for the coming election as a backdrop to a discussion on how the international community can help ensure that democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and accountability are respected.

Security Sector Reform in the DRC: Innovations and Complications

September 01, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Africa Program
The United States has been engaged in Security Sector Reform (SSR) in the DRC since 2006. However, without strong political will to improve security, overall improvement has stagnated. The Congolese army, the FARDC, is still seen as a factitious group of rebel militias. What is the way forward for SSR in the DRC?
Webcast

Maternal Health Challenges in Kenya: What New Research Evidence Shows

July 12, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Maternal Health Initiative
GHI simulcasts a workshop in Nairobi and Washington, DC to discuss Kenya's maternal health challenges and identify solutions with policymakers, health workers, media, and donors.
Webcast

Sexual Violence and the Political and Security Implications in the Congo

June 30, 2011 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Dr. Denis Mukwege, Director of the Panzi Hospital, discusses a range of timely issues that concern the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A Luncheon with Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium

June 27, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Council of Women World Leaders
The Council of Women World Leaders was honored to host, in collaboration with the Belgian Embassy, Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium for a private luncheon Monday, June 27, 2011 as a part of the Council’s Spotlight on Leadership Series.
Webcast

"As Full Rehabilitation as is Possible": Do Torture Survivors Have a Right to Care?

June 23, 2011 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Latin American Program
Together with the Center for Victims of Torture we welcome Dr. Elizabeth Lira, recipient of CVT's 2011 Eclipse Award, to discuss the sense of responsibility toward victims of torture.
Webcast

Certification: The Path to Conflict-Free Minerals from Congo

June 20, 2011 // 10:30am12:00pm
Africa Program
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program in co-sponsorship with the Enough Project assembled a panel of experts from American, British and Congolese governments, private industry, and the non-governmental community to discuss the deplorable situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo involving conflict minerals and the way forward.

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