Agenda

UITNODIGING

HERDENKINGSBIJEENKOMST ISTARLIN ISMAIL changemaker

Datum: 7 maart 2018

Tijd: 13.30 – 16.00 uur

Plaats: Kargadoor, Oudegracht 36, 3511AP Utrecht

Na het overlijden van Stella Ismail bestaat binnen haar brede netwerk grote behoefte aan het samen delen van het verdriet bij het verlies van deze sprankelende feministe, die zo plotseling uit ons midden is weggerukt. Rond Internationale Vrouwendag 2018 zou Stella ongetwijfeld gezorgd hebben voor de nodige activiteiten. Ter nagedachtenis organiseren onderstaande organisaties daarom samen deze bijeenkomst waarbij alle betrokkenen uit Stella’s netwerk zich kunnen uitspreken over het verlies van onze changemaker, die op inspirerende, enthousiasmerende en overtuigende wijze de belangen en rechten van vrouwen in Nederland en wereldwijd verdedigde. Ook willen we stilstaan bij hoe wij er voor kunnen zorgen dat Stella’s spirit tastbaar blijft in de vrouwenstrijd.

Programma

13.30   Inloop met koffie en thee

14.00   Welkomstwoord

14.05  Eerste ronde spreeksters en Open mic om ervaringen en anekdotes uit het leven    van Stella te delen onder leiding van dagvoorzitter Hellen Felter

14.40   Muziek

14.45   Tweede ronde spreeksters en Open mic

15.30   Hoe kunnen we Stella’s activisme navolging geven?

15.55   Slotwoord en muziek

16.00   Samenzijn met een hapje en drankje

Wij hopen samen met u Stella te kunnen herdenken op 7 maart.

Namens:

Tiye International

Netwerk VN-Vrouwenverdrag

African Sky

Fem4All

Soroptimistclub Utrecht Catharijne

Multicultural Women Peacemakers Network (MWPN)

Stichting Halgan, Somaliërs in Spijkenisse

Stichting IFTIN, Somalische vrouwen Amsterdam

Federatie Somalische Associaties Nederland (FSAN)

Vluchtelingen Organisaties Nederland (VON)

Stichting Tosangana

Eritreans vrouwenvereniging Rotterdam

Support Trust for African Development (STAD)

Vrouwenorganisaties Nederland- Dafur (VOND)

Stichting Soedania

Soedanese unie voor vrouwen en kinderen

Molukse Vrouwenraad

Stichting voor de Zorgeconomie

Wo=Men Dutch Gender Platform

Movisie

Contactadres: dauvellier@gmail.com

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11 maart 2017

FNV Ladies Rights Day

Wil jij leren hoe je (effectiever) invloed kan uitoefenen? Kom en speel met Netwerk Vrouwen FNV en FNV Vrouw het “spel van invloed”. Verzamel voldoende punten om toegang te krijgen tot de overwinningsborrel. Het wordt een interactieve middag waarin je kan netwerken met andere invloedrijke vrouwen. Maak verder kans op de titel “invloedrijkste vrouw van de dag”. Deze dag wil je niet missen, zet 11 maart 2017 vast in je agenda.

Meer informatie:

post@fnvvrouw.nl

www.fnvvrouw.nl

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6 December 2016, European Parliament Brussel:

Round Table Ethnic profiling by police in Europe

Ethnic profiling by police in Europe is a widespread form of discrimination that violates international and EU human rights norms. It refers to the use by the police, security, immigration or customs officials of generalisations based on race, ethnicity, religion or national origin – rather than individual behaviour or objective evidence – as the basis for suspicion in directing discretionary law enforcement actions.

The goal of this round table, co-organised by ENAR, the Open Society Foundations and the European Parliament’s Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup, is to have a multi-stakeholder discussion on the problems and experience of ethnic profiling and exchange on good practices towards EU guidelines for fair and efficient policing.

The context has changed dramatically in the last few years, highlighting the need to better protect minority communities in Europe and improve policing. A number of recent developments would support the need for a renewed discussion at EU level:

- Terrorist attacks in Brussels, Paris and elsewhere, and the assertions about an elevated terrorism threat have led to the development of counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation policies which have increased ethnic profiling.

- Responses to increase in migrants and asylum seekers flux have led to enhanced border controls and stricter return policies towards undocumented.

- Communities-police relations seem to deteriorate in a context of social protest, counter-terrorism and stricter migration policies.

- Renewed debates at national level on stop and search practices and solutions, including in France and the Netherlands

- The Dutch Presidency made inroads on addressing police discriminatory practices by the mention of ethnic profiling in Council Conclusions on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and by proposing that the newly created High level Working Group on racism, Xenophobia and other forms of Intolerance would tackle these practices.

To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Esp1hDKc1VSJVhWUYovovFl4e-02n5u_sn7CvXmcHes/viewform?edit_requested=true

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Uitnodiging AD12 december 2016

Conferentie Learn, Participate & Connect: Decade for People of African Descent in het Postillion Convention Centre in Amsterdam

De Verenigde Naties (VN) hebben 2015-2024 uitgeroepen tot International Decade for People of African Descent (resolutie 68/237). Nederland staat achter deze resolutie. Daarom organiseert het Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid deze conferentie die in het teken staat van kennis delen, empowerment, samenwerking en verbinding.

Download: Uitnodiging 12 december

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Vrijdag 28 oktober 2016 vanaf 14.00:

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Het Schaduwrapport is achtergrondinformatie voor het Comité dat in zijn de 65ste sessie op donderdag 10 november de (openbare) constructieve dialoog met de regeringsdelegatie van het Koninkrijk heeft.

Daaraan voorafgaand kan het Netwerk op maandag 7 november in een informele openbare sessie van CEDAW een korte ‘oral intervention’ maken en vragen van Comité-leden beantwoorden. CEDAW stelt voor ‘oral interventions’ 10 minuten per verdragsstaat beschikbaar. Nu het Netwerk SEDA Curaçao heeft voorgedragen voor gesponsorde deelname zullen we die 10 minuten delen met SEDA.
Daarnaast hebben we woensdag 9 november CEDAW leden uitgenodigd voor een informele lunch briefing, waarin we in kunnen gaan op actuele ontwikkelingen en nadere vragen kunnen beantwoorden.

Om de ‘oral intervention’ en de informele lunch briefing voor te bereiden organiseren we op vrijdagmiddag 28 oktober een bijeenkomst. Daar willen we gezamenlijk bespreken wat onze prioriteiten zijn om in Geneve naar voren te brengen.
Graag nodigen we de ondertekenende organisaties hiervoor uit.

De bijeenkomst vindt plaats vrijdag 28 oktober 2016 van 14.00 tot uiterlijk 16.30 uur in het gebouw van de FNV bij station Amsterdam-Sloterdijk (Naritaweg 10 1043 BK Amsterdam). Deze lokatie is zowel met openbaar vervoer als met de auto (qua parkeergelegenheid) goed bereikbaar. Na afloop zijn er sapje, drankjes en wat hapjes/knabbels.

De zaal is open om 13.30 uur (koffie, thee en water staat klaar).
Er zijn geen kosten verbonden aan deelname, maar in verband met de catering vragen we om aanmelding, bij voorkeur uiterlijk 25 oktober, viaschaduwrapportage@gmail.com.
We hopen een of meer vertegenwoordigers van uw organisatie te ontmoeten.

Leontine Bijleveld en Floor van Schagen

Voorzitter en secretaris Netwerk VN-Vrouwenverdrag

Postbus 15180

1001 MD Amsterdam

www.vn-vrouwenverdrag.nl

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DESA NGO News — 30 September 2016

EVENTS

3 – 14 October: 11th Session, Committee on Enforced Disappearances
At its forthcoming 11th session on 3-14 October 2016, the Committee on Enforced Disappearances will examine the efforts of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Colombia to implement the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance:

The Committee will also adopt lists of issues on the reports submitted by Cuba, Ecuador and Senegal.
http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=357&type=13&menu=14

3 October: Keynote address by Dambisa Moyo at opening of the Second Committee
The opening of the 71st session of the General Assembly’s Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) will take place on 3 October 2016 (10:00 to 13:00) in Conference Room 2 (CB) at UN Headquarters in New York. A keynote address will be delivered by Ms. Dambisa Moyo, a global economist and author who analyzes the macroeconomy and international affairs whose most recent book was Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World. The annual keynote address to the Committee aims to bring cutting edge, independent thinking to its attention and for consideration in relation to its work. This year will broadly address the proposed theme, “Overcoming Global Imbalances: Achieving Sustainable Development for All”. The meeting will be chaired by H.E. Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani (Indonesia).
http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=359&type=13&menu=14

3 October: The imperative of inclusive development: who is being left behind? (Side event)
A side event on The imperative of inclusive development: who is being left behind? (3 October, 1:15 – 2:30 pm, CR E), organized by DSPD/DESA, will discuss the main findings from the flagship publication Report on the World Social Situation 2016 and policy measures to leave no one behind, within the context of the 2030 Agenda. Interventions will be made by H.E. Ambassador Ion Jinga, Permanent Representative of Romania, Lenni Montiel, ASG for Economic Development of DESA, and Mr. Barry Herman, New School for Public Engagement.
http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=359&type=13&menu=14

6 October: International Day of Older Persons
An event commemorating the International Day of Older Persons (10 am – 1 pm, ECOSOC Chamber) will be organised by the NGO Committee on Ageing in New York in partnership with the UNDESA Focal Point on Ageing and sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the UN. Marking the 26th anniversary of the international day, the 2016 commemoration will be dedicated to the theme “Take a Stand Against Ageism.” The programme and a panel discussion will feature speakers representing the UN system, Member States and civil society as well as a distinguished author on ageing issues.
http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=364&type=13&menu=14

7 October: Joint meeting of ECOSOC and the Second Committee on Globalization and Multilateralism
A joint meeting of ECOSOC and the GA Second Committee will be held on 7 October 2016 (10:00 to 13:00) in Conference Room 2 (CB) at UN Headquarters in New York. The joint meeting will focus on “The Changing Political Economy of Globalization: Multilateral Institutions and the 2030 Agenda”, and will highlight recent trends in globalization that have exposed various fault lines in responses at the national and international levels. The aim of the meeting is to facilitate an interactive discussion to propose actions for a more inclusive globalization and strengthened multilalteralism. A keynote address will be delivered by Mr. Thomas L. Friedman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who focuses on globalization and whose new book Thank You For Being Late: How to Find a Job, Run a Country, and Keep Your Head in an Age of Acceleration will be released in fall 2016. A moderated, interactive discussion of external experts from academia, business and research will follow. Further information about this event can be found here (https://www.un.org/ecosoc/en/events/2016/joint-meeting-ecosoc-and-second-committee-changing-political-economy-globalization)
http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=360&type=13&menu=14

13 – 14 October: High-Level Meeting on Sustainable Transport of Landlocked Developing Countries
The High-level Meeting on Sustainable Transport of LLDCs will review the progress made by LLDCs, as well as challenges in the development and maintenance of efficient, reliable and sustainable transport systems, and the linkages between the Vienna Programme of Action for LLDCs and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the area of transport. It will identify new strategies, cooperation initiatives and policy recommendations on how to develop and further improve transit transport systems for the benefit of the LLDCs, strengthen cooperation, enhance mobilization of financing for infrastructure development and maintenance and promote sustainable transport in the LLDCs. The recommendations of the meeting are expected to contribute the perspectives of the LLDCs into the first global sustainable transport conference to be held from 26-27 November 2016 in Turkmenistan.

The meeting will be attended by the Ministers of Transport of LLDCs. Ministers of transport of transit developing countries and selected development partners, as well as representatives of the UN system, other international, regional and sub-regional organizations and financial institutions, the private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders will also be invited to participate at senior official level.

Pre-registration, to be done through http://bit.ly/LLDCTransport, is required and is open for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council from 20 September – 5 October 2016. Registration is non-transferrable.
More information: http://unohrlls.org/event/high-level-meeting-sustainable-transport-landlocked-developing-countries/
http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=362&type=13&menu=14

17 – 20 October: United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III)
Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, taking place in Quito, Ecuador, 17–20 October 2016.

In Resolution 66/207 and in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda, building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul in 1996. Member States of the General Assembly, decided that the objectives of the Conference are to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable urban development, assess accomplishments to date, address poverty, and identify and address new and emerging challenges. The Conference will result in a concise, focused, forward-looking, and action-oriented outcome document.

The Conference welcomes the participation and contributions of all Member States and relevant stakeholders, including parliamentarians, civil society organizations, regional and local government and municipality representatives, professionals and researchers, academia, foundations, women and youth groups, trade unions, and the private sector, as well as organizations of the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations.
http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=351&type=13&menu=14

17 October – 4 November: Human Rights Committee (International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights), 118th Session
The Committee will consider the following State reports during the session: Azerbaijan, Colombia, Morocco, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Slovakia

Country Report Task Forces will consider and adopt list of issues on the following countries: Honduras, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Mongolia, Pakistan

Task Forces will consider and adopt list of issues on reports submitted by the countries listed below (Optional Reporting Procedure – focused reports based on replies to lists of issues prior to reporting): Paraguay, Togo
http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=363&type=13&menu=14

24 October – 18 November: 65th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and pre-sessional working group for the 67th session
65th session (24 October – 18 November 2016) and
Pre-sessional Working Group for the 67th session (21-25 November 2016)
Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVI, A Building.

The Committee will examine the reports of the following countries during its 65th session: Antigua and Barbuda (in the absence of a report), Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Burundi, Canada, Estonia, Honduras, Netherlands, Switzerland.

The pre-sessional working group will convene in closed meeting and prepare lists of issues for the following States parties that are scheduled to be considered at the 67th session: Barbados, Costa Rica, Italy, Montenegro, Niger, Nigeria, Thailand.

In addition, it will prepare a list of issues prior to reporting for Luxembourg under the new simplified reporting.
http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=358&type=13&menu=14

26 – 27 November: Global Sustainable Transport Conference, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene the first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference from 26-27 November 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

The Conference will be held at the highest level and will bring together key stakeholders from Governments, the private sector, and civil society to engage in dialogue that emphasizes the integrated and cross-cutting nature of sustainable transport. All modes of transport – road, rail, aviation and maritime – will be addressed as well as transport both in urban and rural areas, energy and transport, public transport, countries in special situations, road safety, and financing for sustainable transport, as well as finding a new paradigm for transport sustainability.

NGO representatives will be able to attend conference plenaries, intervene in the round tables, subject to the availability of time, and organise side events.
Pre-registration is required and will be open for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council from 19 September – 31 October 2016. Registration is non-transferrable.

To register: http://bit.ly/SustainableTransportConf

More information: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/Global-Sustainable-Transport-Conference-2016
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NEWS

Passes for NGOs during the United Nations General Assembly
The usual procedures for Grounds Passes will be reinstated as of 3 October 2016. For more information on grounds passes visit: http://csonet.org/index.php?menu=86

Submission of written statements for CSW61 now open through CSO Net
The submission of written statements for the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) is now open through CSO Net. Please find the link to the online submission and related guidelines on the CSW NGO participation website at http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/ngo-participation/written-and-oral-statements The deadline for submission is 17 October 2016. Statements sent by e-mail cannot be accepted.
For more information on NGO participation in CSW61, visit: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/ngo-participation For more information on CSW61, visit:http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017

Upcoming events on sustainable transport
High-Level Meeting on Sustainable Transport of LLDCs, Bolivia
The High-Level Meeting on Sustainable Transport of LLDCs will review the progress made by LLDCs, as well as challenges, in the development and maintenance of efficient, reliable and sustainable transport systems and the linkages between the Vienna Programme of Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the area of transport.The meeting will be held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia from 13-14 October, 2016.

The meeting will be attended by Ministers of transport of transit developing countries and selected development partners, as well as representatives of the UN system, other international, regional and sub-regional organizations, financial institutions and the private sector. The recommendations of the meeting are expected to contribute the perspectives of the LLDCs into the first global sustainable transport conference to be held from 26-27 November 2016 in Turkmenistan.

Pre-registration is required and is open for NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC from 20 September – 5 October 2016. For NGO registration please follow this link:http://bit.ly/LLDCTransport More information about the event, including a Concept Note and Preliminary Programme, can be found on the following website:http://unohrlls.org/event/high-level-meeting-sustainable-transport-landlocked-developing-countries

Global Sustainable Transport Conference, Turkmenistan
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene the first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference from 26-27 November 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The Conference will be held at the highest level and will bring together key stakeholders from Governments, the private sector, and civil society to engage in dialogue that emphasizes the integrated and cross-cutting nature of sustainable transport. All modes of transport – road, rail, aviation and maritime – will be addressed as well as transport both in urban and rural areas, energy and transport, public transport, countries in special situations, road safety, and financing for sustainable transport, as well as finding a new paradigm for transport sustainability. The concerns of developing countries, including least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States, will receive particular attention.

Pre-registration will be open and is required for interested representatives of NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC and the private sector from 19 September – 31 October 2016. For more information including how to pre-register please visit the conference website at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/Global-Sustainable-Transport-Conference-2016

Workshops on Action Planning for Open Government Data for Sustainable Development in Latin America and Asia
The workshops, held in Santiago, Chile from 26 to 28 September and Bangkok, Thailand from 3 to 6 October, promote exchange of information on Open Government Data (OGD) National Strategies and National Action Plans in support of access to information to support sustainable development policies.

The workshops are organized as part of the DPADM project on “Strengthening of Capacities of Developing Countries to Provide Access to Information for Sustainable Development through Open Government Data”. The project aims at developing a strategy for creating and utilising open data, particularly in thematic areas relevant to the 2030 Agenda. Through the sharing of experiences and lessons learned, participants enhance their capacities of developing an OGD Action Plan for successful implementation of the SDGs. The workshops also provide an opportunity to review OGD strategies in collaboration with regional peers and experts.

The effects of OGD utilization are potentially far reaching for sustainable development with positive impact on innovation, transparency, accountability, participatory governance as well as economic growth and social progress. By opening data, people are more directly informed and engaged in decision-making. Governments can enhance transparency and accountability not only through better access, but also through the proactive sharing and reuse of public information.

The workshop in Chile is organized by DPADM/DESA and ECLAC, whilst the workshop in Bangkok is organized by DPADM/DESA and ESCAP.

Role of Governance and All Stakeholders in Mobilizing ICTs for Sustainable Development
DPADM/DESA is organizing a side-event of the Second Committee on “The Role of Governments and All Stakeholders in Mobilizing ICTs for Sustainable Development” on 13 October in New York. This event will serve as a platform for participants to (i) reflect on how to mobilize all actors to put ICT in the service of the poor; (ii) exchange experiences and lessons on how Governments and other actors can mobilize ICT for realizing the SDGs; (iii) identify priority actions and possible approaches for the implementation of the outcome of WSIS+10 and the 2030 Agenda; (iv) exchange ideas on how to maximize the role and impact of public authorities in putting ICTs at the service of sustainable development. Participants will include delegations from Member States of the United Nations as well as representatives of civil society, the private sector and international organizations.

DESA Publications

Partnerships on Small Island Developing States 2016
The first annual Global Multi-stakeholder SIDS Partnership Dialogue was held on 22 September 2016 during the 71st session of the General Assembly as a High-level Breakfast Event, focusing on the launch of new partnerships devoted to SIDS, and the announcement of new commitments from existing SIDS partnerships.

The Dialogue is an integral of the SIDS Partnership Framework which was launched by the General Assembly in 2016 as a follow-up to the SIDS Conference, held in Samoa in 2014. The Framework is one of a kind at the United Nations in following up and monitoring progress of voluntary commitments from multi-stakeholder partnerships aimed at driving sustainable development in Small Island Developing States.

The event was hosted by H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives and H.E. Mr. Vincenzo Amendola, Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Italy, represented by H.E. Mr. Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy, in collaboration with UN-DESA and UN-OHRLLS, and was attended by over 100 participants from governments, UN entities, civil society representatives, and focal points of SIDS partnerships from all regions of SIDS.

On the occasion of the event, Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs launched a publication on Partnerships for SIDS, which was the result of a review of 40 partnerships devoted to the sustainable development in SIDS. Mr. Wu noted that the follow-up of the SAMOA Pathway is also an integral part of the High-level Political Forum, which is the central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS), moderated the interactive dialogue of the meeting, which included the launch of several SIDS partnerships and commitments.
https://www.un.org/development/desa/publications/partnerships-small-island-dev-states.ht

NETHERLANDS  10 November 2016 in GENEVA

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6 november 2015

UITNODIGING

Consultation Meeting: “Institutionele Mechanismen / Beijing PFA 1995”
HOE KRIJGEN WIJ ZMV-VROUWEN OP DE POLITIEKE AGENDA?

Datum  :  vrijdag 6 november 2015

Tijd      :  13.00 tot 16.30 uur

Locatie  :  Bertha van Suttner Building

Adres :    Laan van Meerdervoort 70,

2517 AN Den Haag

070 – 3560013 of 0652261815

Programma TIYE bijeenkomst Institutionele Mechanismen-6 nov 2015

In verband met de voorbereiding van de lunch en documentatiemappen is aanmelding dringend noodzakelijk graag via projob@upcmail.nl

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12 oktober 2015:

Uitnodiging filmvertoning Buitenlandse Zaken

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Op Maandag 12 oktober om 15:00 vertoont het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken de film ‘The Man Who Mends Women’. Een bijzonder verhaal over de Congolese gynaecoloog Denis Mukwege, die vanuit zijn ziekenhuis in Oost-Congo strijdt tegen seksueel geweld gericht op vrouwen en kinderen. Een film die naast voor prijzen ook veel ophef opleverde, toen publieke vertoning op 2 september 2015 officieel verboden werd in de DRC.

Na afloop van de film zal een panel verder praten over seksueel geweld in Oost-DRC: Wat werkt, wat zijn de uitdagingen, en wat kan Nederland hier aan doen?

Panelleden:

-    Lambert Grijns – Speciaal Ambassadeur SRGR & HIV/Aids

-     Irma van Dueren – Speciaal Adviseur Vrouwenrechten en Conflict Gerelateerd Seksueel Geweld

-     Dirk-Jan Koch – Speciaal Gezant Natuurlijke Hulpbronnen

Locatie: Max van der Stoelzaal, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken. Bezuidenhoutseweg 67, Den Haag. Legitimatie verplicht. Inloop vanaf 14:30.

Aanmelden: DAF@minbuza.nl o.v.v. Film Mukwege

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13 oktober 2015:

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Namens het Nederlands Instituut voor Internationale Betrekkingen ‘Clingendael’ willen wij u graag uitnodigen voor een netwerkbijeenkomst met 20 Afrikaanse vrouwelijke mediators en professionals in Nederland actief in peacebuilding.

Dit event is onderdeel van een training die valt onder de Clingendael Conflict Negotiation Facility – een initiatief van Clingendael gefinancierd door het Nederlands Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (BZ). De training genaamd “Negotiation and Mediation as a Conflict Resolution Instrument” is bedoeld voor senior mediators vanuit heel Afrika. Zij hebben op verschillende manieren te maken met mediatie: als adviseur, als inside mediator, of als mediator in internationaal of nationaal conflict. De groep is eerder bij elkaar geweest tijdens trainingen georganiseerd door het Zuid-Afrikaanse BZ, de Afrikaanse Unie en UNWomen. In dat kader werd eerder ook al de African Women Mediation Forum opgericht – ter ondersteuning en versterking van de rol van vrouwen in vredesprocessen.

De training heeft twee hoofddoelstellingen 1) de capaciteit van de vrouwen vergroten om succesvol op te treden als mediator in conflicten en 2) de institutionalisering en het beleid van de African Women Mediation Forum verder ontwikkelen.

Dit netwerk event is bedoeld voor zowel u als de deelneemsters om ervaringen en ideeën uit te wisselen over beleid en instrumenten op gebied van vredesinitiatieven en/of gender. En uiteraard om nuttige contacten te leggen voor de toekomst.

De netwerkreceptie vindt plaats op dinsdagmiddag 13 oktober van 16:30 tot 17:30u op Instituut Clingendael in Den Haag. Mocht u meer informatie nodig hebben, aarzelt u dan niet contact op te nemen.

Aanmelding is gewenst door te mailen naar Mara van der Meer:  mmeer@clingendael.nl

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Launch of the Global Study on UNSC resolution 1325 (2000) at WO=MEN office with food and drinks

We would like to follow this event via a live webcast together with GVV working group’s members and NAP signatories at our office. You are welcome from 18.00h onwards.

We will provide food and drinks and will ask a voluntary financial contribution of 5 euros. We would like to have an informal event to reflect on the outcomes and celebrate this important moment.

Please let Anne know before Wednesday 14-10-15 12.00h if you will be able to attend: a.kwakkenbos@wo-men.nl

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Live updates from the Open Debate on UNSCR 1325

Next week the Open Debate on UNSCR 1325 will take place in New York. Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Renée Jones-Bos will represent the Netherlands. Would you like to follow the latest developments of the debate? Follow Joris Geeven on Twitter:  twitter.com/JorisGeeven

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10 – 17 oktober:

International Days of Action against TTIP and CETA

We’ve only got 44 days left to collect signatures for our European Citizens‘ Initiative (ECI) against TTIP and CETA! The one-year collection phase – that all ECIs have according to EU rules – ends on 6 October. The success we have had so far is something to be proud of: just today, we surpassed the 2.5 million mark!

How many more signatures can we collect by 6 October? A lot, if everyone contributes! Imagine every signatory gets just one extra person to sign: we could double our signature count. Unfortunately, it isn’t quite so simple because we can ‘only’ reach about 350,000 people with this newsletter. Perhaps we can manage 3 million signatures with your help? Join the final push!

Here’s what you can do:

Tell us how many signatures you pledge to collect by 6 October, so we have a rough overview. Simply use our online form to do so.

Ask your friends on Facebook and Twitter to sign the ECI.

Print off a signature sheet in your language and get at least one other person to sign.

If you still have any completed signature sheets at home,please send them promptly! (The return address can be found at the bottom right of the sheet.)

In case you need help with the arguments against TTIP, we have put together some useful materials on our website (available in 8 languages). As well as the 3-minute-info, you can find a brand new timeline for TTIP, CETA and our ECI.

There’s much more to do by 6 October. We need to demonstrate to the EU institutions and our national decision makers how many people oppose the TTIP and CETA treaties. We need to protect our democracy, environment, public services as well as the rights of workers and consumers! Please help to make the ECI a massive success!

Best wishes,
Your Stop TTIP campaign team
(Stephanie Roth and Cornelia Reetz)

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18-21 september:

Op zondag 20 september vindt de Haagse Internationale Open Dag plaats. Op deze dag geven diverse internationale organisaties in Den Haag een kijkje in de keuken van de Internationale Stad van Vrede en Recht.

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21 september:

GELIJK = ANDERS: Presentatie van de Agenda van de Toekomst in Nieuwspoort, Den Haag. Meer nieuws over de Agenda van de Toekomst is te vinden op de website van http://www.gelijkisanders.nl/

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1-3 September:

Training on Gender Mainstreaming in public policy and in project cycle management.

The training will focus on tools, strategies and skills to implement European projects and programmes with a gender equality perspective.

This is a great opportunity to update your knowledge and to improve your skills on gender mainstreaming. The training will be participatory, dynamic, and based on real cases. You can express your preference for a particular sector, and also bring your own case or projects to review these during the course.

Date: From 1 to 3 September 2015

Place: Hotel ‘World House’ – Wetten – Kevelaer, Germany (close to Airport Weeze and to the border of the Netherlands. See:www.world-house.eu )

We hope to welcome you and/or your colleagues at the World House in Wetten on the 1st of September. The training is open to a maximum of 25 participants. Those who register before 15 August will get 15% discount. There are some fellowships available for students.

Please find more details about the training here.

For more information or to register, please write to: contact@oqconsulting.eu