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6th edition of the GCA Mentoring Programme :: registration is now open !

Registration for the 6th edition of the GCA mentoring programme is now open! For the registration forms and more information on the programme, see: https://dev.gca.happycatsin.space/mentoring-programme/

Protection International invites for the photo-exhibition of the project For Those Who Died Trying

Protection International is pleased to invite the GCA community to the European concert premiere & Photo-exhibition of the project For Those Who Died Trying on Monday 20 May 2019 at the Belgian federal opera house, La Monnaie, in Brussels. The project For Those Who Died Trying presents the photographs of 37 murdered or abducted human rights defenders in Thailand. This project by Protection International looks to remember those who died defending human rights and protecting the environment. Originally a photo essay by Luke Duggleby, the project has grown into a 35-movement string quartet album by Canadian composer Frank Horvat. String quartets around the world have already performed the album, as part of the #music4HRDs campaign. Frank Horvat will be present at the concert, marking it as the European premiere of his album. Brussels based Tana String Quartet will perform the album. WHERE: La Monnaie/De Munt - Place de la Monnaie, 1000 Brussels (Belgium) WHEN: Monday 20 May 2019, from 17h30 to 20h. Please register to this event by Monday 13 May 2019, by filling in the only form HERE. Post-concert, guests are invited to enjoy some light snacks and drinks in the concert hall. For any inquiries, please contact the Protection International team at ao@protectioninternational.org.

Rights! – call for submissions

The Rights! Blog is looking for submissions for 2019. Rights! is an independent human rights platform where different ideas, approaches, interests and practices meet. The blog accepts contributions related to any #HumanRights topic. https://rightsblog.net/4 More info: Contribute

Conference "70 años de la Convención para la Prevención y Sanción del Delito de Genocidio" (BsAs, Dec 13)

El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto de la República Argentina, el Centro Internacional para la Promoción de los Derechos Humanos (CIPDH- UNESCO) y el Instituto Auschwitz para la Paz y la Reconciliación invitan a la Jornada: Reflexiones desde el presente:  70 años de la Convención para la Prevención y Sanción del Delito de Genocidio 13 de diciembre de 2018, 15 h Salón Libertador, Palacio San Martín, Arenales 761 Buenos Aires, Argentina   El 9 de diciembre de 2018 se cumplirán setenta años de la firma de la Convención para la Prevención y Sanción del Delito de Genocidio. La oportunidad de la conmemoración nos invita a la reflexión desde una mirada en perspectiva: ¿qué significa, setenta años después, contar con este instrumento? ¿Cuál es el rol de la comunidad internacional y de qué manera las sociedades pueden fortalecer mecanismos para prevenir el delito de genocidio y otras atrocidades similares? La jornada propone un espacio de reflexión en el que expertos e investigadores compartirán sus miradas en torno al horizonte actual y los desafíos a futuro. La actividad es libre y gratuita- sujeta a la capacidad de la sala -. Rogamos confirmar asistencia a: convocatorias@cipdh.gov.ar   Ver programa aquí: http://www.cipdh.gob.ar/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Programa-Jornada-Reflexiones-sobre-Convenci%C3%B3n-para-el-Genocidio.pdf?mkt_hm=1&utm_source=email_marketing&utm_admin=29885&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Invitacin_aos_de_la_Convencin_para_la_Prevencin_y_Sancin_del_Delito_de_Genocidio

20-11-2018 – High-Level Conference: 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The European Parliament will hold a High Level Conference to reflect on the core principles of human rights as set out in the UDHR: universality, inter-dependence and indivisibility, while at the same time addressing new challenges in a global and digital world. The President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani will open the conference in the presence of Vice President/High Representative Federica Mogherini, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, General Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda, and several other dignitaries. The conference on 20 November will open the Human Rights Week in Brussels. We invite all alumni to register until 10 November: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/droi/events-hearings.html?id=20181015CHE05181

[REMINDER E.MAlumni Supportive Members] :: Make use of your right to vote!

To all E.MAlumni supportive members, the 2018 General Assembly of the association is now happening online (more info here: https://dev.gca.happycatsin.space/emalumni/about/general-assembly/ga2018/ . Available to non-supportive members as well). This is your chance to take part in the decision-making process of the association, we count on your participation! Here is the link to the Voting Forum: https://dev.gca.happycatsin.space/emalumni/general-assembly-2018-vote/

2018 GA E.MAlumni Association

To all E.MAlumni supportive members, the 2018 General Assembly of the association is now happening online (more info here: https://dev.gca.happycatsin.space/emalumni/about/general-assembly/ga2018/ . Available to non-supportive members as well). This is your chance to take part in the decision-making process of the association, we count on your participation! Here is the link to the Voting Forum: https://dev.gca.happycatsin.space/emalumni/general-assembly-2018-vote/  

2019 Aurora Prize :: Two Weeks Left to Nominate a Hero!

More info: https://auroraprize.com/en/prize/detail/about

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative is calling for nominations for inspiring humanitarians who go to extreme lengths to save the lives of others for the fourth annual Aurora Prize

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, a global humanitarian award presented by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiativerecognizing those who change and save lives, often at risk to themselves. The Aurora Prize is granted on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors. Nominations are open to the public and can be made for candidates who have put their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood at risk to preserve human life. After being submitted through the online portal, nominations are reviewed by an esteemed Expert Panel, and the Aurora Humanitarians and ultimate Aurora Prize Laureate are chosen by the Prize Selection Committee. The Committee is chaired by actor and philanthropist George Clooney and includes Nobel Laureates Oscar Arias, Shirin Ebadi and Leymah Gbowee; former president of Ireland Mary Robinson; human rights activist Hina Jilani; former foreign minister of Australia and President Emeritus of the International Crisis Group Gareth Evans; former president of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo; Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, Lord Ara Darzi; former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power; and co-founder of Médecins Sans Frontières and former French Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner. A description of the Aurora Prize criteria and selection process can be found on the Prize website. Nominations for the 2019 Aurora Prize will close on September 30, 2018.

Women's Human Rights Summit in Lisbon :: Early Bird Registration until Sep 30

Registration closes on October 31th, 2018

Early Bird Registration: until September 30th, 2018 More info: https://www.whrsummit.com/ The Portuguese Association of Women in Legal Careers will be hosting the Women’s Human Rights Summit. It aims to debate the state of the art of Women’s Human Rights around the world from a legal feminist point of view, and to make proposals and recommendations in order to promote and advance Women’s Human Rights.