Human Rights Events

Gender Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Causes and Consequences.

April 02, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
Gender-based violence is perhaps nowhere more prevalent than in the war-torn eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Webcast

Future Shock: How Environmental Change and Human Impact Are Changing the Global Map

March 04, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Four expert speakers examine the security threats posed by global phenomena including migration, demographic change, water scarcity, and environmental degradation, seeking to shed light on the causes of certain conflicts and help governments prevent domestic and regional upheaval.
Webcast

The Role of Gender in Population, Health, and Environment Programs

June 19, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts advocate greater integration of gender into reproductive health and sustainable livelihood programs.
Webcast

Youth and Politics in Conflict Contexts

May 16, 2007 // 2:00pm5:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
This event seeks to identify ways in which youth can serve as important catalysts for positive change and as contributors to sustainable peace through active involvement in the political process, specifically focusing on political party development, governance, citizen participation, and elections.

Special Briefing for the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water Supply and Sanitation

May 08, 2007 // 8:30am9:45am
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP organizes a special briefing for the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water Supply and Sanitation to offer perspectives on U.S.-based efforts on global water supply and sanitation services.

Strategies to Promote Gender Equity in Developing Countries: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities

April 26, 2007 // 8:30am1:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars and the Inter-American Foundation are pleased to present a half-day conference to share perspectives, experiences, and lessons regarding the best ways to promote gender equity and increase development effectiveness

Implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005

April 23, 2007 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Signed into law in December 2005, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act calls for the United States and 185 other nations to fulfill their joint commitment to one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG): to halve the percentage of people without access to safe water and sanitation by 2015.
Webcast

China Exim Bank in Africa

March 22, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
China's export credit and guarantee agencies—China Exim Bank in particular—have played an important role in fostering the rapid expansion of Chinese trade and investment in Africa.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: The Blood of Yingzhou District

March 21, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
For the eighth year in a row, the China Environment Forum hosts a screening of a film in the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. This year's film—The Blood of Yingzhou District—won best documentary short subject at the 2007 Academy Awards® for its portrayal of HIV/AIDS orphans in China.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Maquilapolis: City of Factories

March 20, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP hosts a screening and discussion of Maquilapolis: City of Factories. The film travels to Tijuana, Mexico, where Lourdes, Yesenia, and Carmen are three of many women fighting for better wages and conditions that will not irreparably harm the environment in which they live.

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