It’s really an honor to moderate this upcoming panel discussion: Justice denied? Access to justice for victims of sexual violence on September 11, 2019 at the ICRC Humanitarium. The event is free and open to all. Continue reading
Human rights are described as being in crisis, but the ideals thrive in many places, even where they’re under attack. Join us for this upcoming event to launch a volume, Human Rights Transformation in Practice, edited by Sally Engle Merry and Tine Destrooper. The book draws on diverse ethnographic research to explore how human rights are put into practice by activists and institutions around the world.
I co-wrote a chapter with Charmain Mohamed on Asia Catalyst‘s work with Chinese activists advocating on HIV and human rights. (I founded Asia Catalyst, and Charmain was executive director for a time; Karyn Kaplan is the ED today.) My fellow panelists at this event, Johannes Waldmuller and Tine Destrooper, write about environmental activism in Ecuador, and UNICEF’s work in DRC, respectively. Grégoire Mallard will chair the session, with Mark Goodale sharing insights as discussant.
Date: Friday, 15 February from 18:00 to 20:00
Place: Graduate Institute (IHEID), room S5, petale 1, Geneva, Switzerland
Sponsors: Anthropology and Sociology Department, Global Health Centre
I’m pleased to share the 2018 dates for Geneva Center for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH)’s much-in-demand short courses on sexual violence in conflicts and emergencies. I coordinate the courses, with speakers from the Red Cross, Médécins Sans Frontières, UN and more.
Combining cutting-edge research and practical experience from experts in the field, the course is tailored to emergency program managers, and one of the few courses to address male and female survivors of sexual violence. Participants in the Uganda session meet with activists from the Refugee Law Project to hear about their experiences first-hand.
- March 19-23, 2018, in Geneva
- September 10-14, in Geneva
- November 25-30, in Uganda
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted two years ago, making it an opportune time for a first stocktaking. The SDGs make the central promise to Leave No One Behind and include a dedicated goal to reduce inequalities. Human rights advocates have put great hopes in the SDGs as an instrument for transformative change. But do they bring about the much-needed paradigm shift? Or were the extensive consultations and negotiations much ado about nothing?