Workshop for Journalists

The event aimed to increase interest and involvement of the local media in international crimes against humanity and  included presentations from various experts in the field. The themes and expert panels guiding the workshop were as follows: Introduction – Member of Parliament Mr. Paul Dewar “Conflict, Genocide and Contemporary African Politics”- Professor Rita Abrahamsen “Recognizing […]

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Economics of Conflict

The Genocide Prevention Group hosted a panel discussion on how the current economic recession may potentially impact human rights and crimes against humanity. The themes and expert panel guiding the discussion were as follows: 1. “Recession Breeds Repression” Dr. David Gillies and his colleague, Mr. Abraham Sewonet Abatneh from the North-South Institute, discussed how the […]

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“Until the Violence Stops: Policy Recommendations”

This event was a panel discussion with local non-governmental organizations and parliamentarians. Following up with the April 28 events, four themes guided the policy recommendations: sexual violence: a crime against humanity justice and human rights sexual violence and the security sector diasporas affected by sexual violence in Canada This event complemented the issues discussed on […]

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“Until the Violence Stops: how Canada can help end the use of sexual violence as a weapon in war”

The Genocide Prevention Group hosted a creative and provocative event to inform parliamentarians about the systematic and widespread use of sexual violence, the ‘normalization’ of rape in war, and the political will to intervene. Key note speakers included: Eve Ensler; playright, activist, founder of V-Day organization, and witness to the use of sexual violence in […]

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