The Past and Future of Rights Cinema
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

The Past and Future of Rights Cinema

  • Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD (map)
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The Past and Future of Rights Cinema …will focus this year on the question of rights cinema and film in the context of Africa. Launching from the publication of a new book on African Cinema and Human Rights, in the year of the 50th anniversary of the FESPACO African Film Festival in Burkino Faso, the day will centre on fiction film, documentary, essay, experimental films, and animation to discuss the relevance and difficulties of realising rights cinema in the context of Africa. Drawing on a range of films and examples, invited speakers will debate the role of cinema and media in advancing rights and how this can be done.

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The Right to Rescue: A Human Rights Defender Framework
Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Right to Rescue: A Human Rights Defender Framework

  • Arts One Lecture Theatre Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road E1 4NS (map)
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CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN RESEARCH

2018/2019 Debating Europe Seminar Series

The so-called migration crisis that Europe has witnessed in the past years has generated much political turmoil across the continent. While a great number of refugees lose their lives on sea routes or suffer due to inhumane circumstances awaiting them along the Schengen borders, European decision-makers seem to focus increasingly on defending the Union’s borders and less on protecting the lives of those arriving from other parts of the world. Should the EU have a different approach putting the lives and dignity of individuals in the focus of its attention during policy making? Is the protection of human rights and the provision of security to European citizens necessarily a zero-sum game?

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LGBT & Secular Rights At Risk: A Bangladesh Perspective
Jan
20
12:00 PM12:00

LGBT & Secular Rights At Risk: A Bangladesh Perspective

  • Conway Hall 25, Red Lion Square WC1R 4RL (map)
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Human Rights are at risk in Bangladesh. Especially, the rights of the LGBT+ community and the secular community are the most vulnerable. We want to speak on behalf of these communities and raise our voice. We want to defend their rights. We want to reach towards the wider communities and gain support through this conference.

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STAND FOR HUMANITY
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

STAND FOR HUMANITY

  • All Hallows-On-The Wall 83 London Wall EC2M 5ND (map)
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Welcome back family! Stand for Humanity will be opening 2019 in the way that ALL new year’s should be!

It will be a night full of creativity, celebration and community, raising funds for refugees in Calais and pledging individual ways for each of us to support humanity too.

There will be some incredible featured artists as well as open mic slots for all types of expression from music, poetry, dancing, sharing a thought you had on the tube, a story from your ancestors or even reading out an inspiring blog post that you’ve come across! Proceeds from the event will go to an incredible grassroots organisation called Mobile Refugee Support who are on the ground in Calais, supporting refugees day and night just 30 minutes away from the UK.

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The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association invites you to a stimulating discussion on Women's Rights in Afghanistan
Jan
10
12:00 PM12:00

The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association invites you to a stimulating discussion on Women's Rights in Afghanistan

  • Houses of Parliament Palace of Westminister SW1A 0PW (map)
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We invite you to a conference with speakers from the likes of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to explore the situation of women in Afghanistan and discuss how we can achieve a sustainable environment in Afghanistan that is inclusive of all women politically, economically and socially..

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International Migrants Day
Dec
18
7:00 AM07:00

International Migrants Day

Each year the UN invites governments, organisations, and individuals to observe International Migrants Day by distributing information on the human rights and migrants’ fundamental freedoms. People are also invited to share their experiences and contribute to designing action plans to ensure their protection.

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Dec
11
3:00 PM15:00

Lewisham Migration Forum

Are you an organisation working with migrants, refugee or asylum seekers? Join our forum to discuss upcoming campaigns, projects, events and get the chance to meet with other professionals.

Contact info@lrmn.org.uk for more information and to RSVP

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Nov
25
6:00 AM06:00

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today.

Gender inequality persists worldwide. Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require more vigorous efforts, including legal frameworks, to counter deeply rooted gender-based discrimination that often results from patriarchal attitudes and related social norms, as stated by the UN Secretary-General, in his latest report on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

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UNESCO International Day for Tolerance
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

UNESCO International Day for Tolerance

Across the world, societies are undergoing deep transformation, just as globalisation is accelerating. This is opening vast opportunities for dialogue and exchange. It is also raising new challenges, sharpened by inequality and poverty, enduring conflicts and movements of people. We see today the rise of exclusive politics and discourses of division. We see diversity being rejected as a source of weakness. We see myths of ‘pure’ cultures of lore being gloried, fuelled by ignorance and sometimes hatred. We see others being scapegoated and repressed. We see barbaric terrorist attacks designed to weaken the fabric of ‘living together.’

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ESRC Festival of Social Science
Nov
3
to Nov 10

ESRC Festival of Social Science

ESRC Festival of Social Science, Royal Holloway University of London presents.

Discussions about refugees in Europe have been prominent in the public discourse since the conflict in Syria. 

The event will be a debate from three perspectives from economics, sociology and activism about the effects of migration on host countries.

The aim of the event is not only to disseminate the results of academic research but also to engage the public on the debate of the role of refugees on society, and foster a conversation between refugees and the public.

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Lewisham Migrant Forum
Oct
30
3:00 PM15:00

Lewisham Migrant Forum

This is a cross sector forum for any group or organisation that has provision for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lewisham and for refugees and migrants themselves. The purpose of the forum is to increase partnership working in order to better meet the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lewisham. We will do this by: building closer working relationships and raising awareness about what services are available for cross referrals; identifying needs and areas of improvement in services; sharing intelligence on strategy and policy.

In September, several local organisations and members of Lewisham Council working closely with refugees came together and agreed now is a good time to start up a mirgrant forum. Lewisham Council has made a pledge to resettle 100 refugee families over the next four years and there is an ever growing demand on resources to provide the support that refugees need. There is already a lot of partnership working going on but we want to provide a space to build on this so that refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lewisham receive the best possible support.

If you're interested please book your place!

If you have any queries please get in touch on 020 3778 0663 or email rachel@valewisham.org.uk

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UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski — which inspired the observance of October 17 as the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty — and the recognition by the United Nations of the day as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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Oct
15
to Oct 21

London Challenge Poverty Week

London Challenge Poverty Week is an opportunity for you to raise your voice against poverty and show what is being done to tackle poverty across London.

Organisations large and small are supporting this first ever London Challenge Poverty Week and we hope you can too.

The main aims of the week are to:

  • Increase visibility of the reality of poverty in London

  • Encourage positive debate and discussion about poverty

  • Show what is being done to tackle poverty & the solutions we know exist.

We are encouraging groups and individuals to get involved in London Challenge Poverty Week by organising activities or taking part in activities organised by others.

If you are organising an event for London Challenge Poverty Week, or you want to discuss how to go about it, please don’t hesitate to contact us; email laura.payne[at]childrenengland.org.uk

 

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Unheard Voices
Sep
21
2:30 PM14:30

Unheard Voices

COLLECTIVE STORIES OF RESILIENCE, DETERMINATION AND HOPE AMONGST BLACK COMMUNITIES LIVING IN THE UK

Africa Advocacy Foundation is pleased to bring you ‘Unheard Voices”an exclusive photography exhibition jointly produced with photographer and filmmaker Alan Compton.

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DEPTFORD X
Sep
21
to Sep 30

DEPTFORD X

  • Diverse locations within Deptford, South East London London (map)
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Since 1999 Deptford X has brought an annual art extravaganza to the unique setting of Deptford, combining work by invited artists with that of the area's diverse creative communities. Since 2016, a revitalised programme has focused on commissioning cutting-edge work by emerging artists and a radically open, artist-centred approach.

The festival runs over ten action-packed days and takes place in a wide range of public sites and spaces. It has two central elements: the curated Platform programme and the open Fringe programme. In addition we present a commissioned Special Project and organise a range of artist talks, walking tours and learning activities.

The festival is free and open to everyone.

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