Posts Tagged ‘Canton of Geneva’

750 NGOs in Geneva: dynamic ecosystem for international governance work

August 29, 2019

On 29 August 2019, the Département présidentiel (PRE) of the Ville de Genève published “Un écosystème dynamique de plus de 750 ONG à Genève” in which – for the first time – researchers of the University of Geneva have made a survey of the NGO world in Geneva.  The study – in French – has some fascinating key findings:

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Which heroes should we cast in bronze? Human rights defenders and their statues.

February 3, 2016

Some time back, 12 October 2015, Simon Bradley wrote for Swissinfo a piece on the question: “Which heroes should we cast in bronze?”. Indeed, statues celebrating dead generals, kings, artists and philosophers are found in public spaces around the world, but what about contemporary heroes, especially human rights defenders? I found a few cases where human rights defenders objected to a statue (think of the Confederate statue issue in the USA, or the protest against a statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patellar on the Sardar Sarovar Dam in India – see: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/24188), but the positive question of which human rights heroes should be honored and how is an interesting one. Bradley’s article and thus this post concern just Geneva. I wonder what other experiences exist in this area and would welcome contributions! Read the rest of this entry »

Documentary The Rights of Others shows Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia against evictions

September 16, 2014

On 22 September 2014 will be shown the film “The Rights of Others” by Chris Kelly [https://thoolen.wordpress.com/tag/chris-kelly/] on work done by human rights defenders in Cambodia, especially those who fight against forced evictions, a common feature of Cambodia’s ‘development model’ as demonstrated also by the work of  the monk Luon Sovath who became the Laureate of the Martin Ennals Award 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Challenges for Human Rights Education at side event Council on 25 September

September 19, 2013

The World association for the School as an Instrument of Peace & the International Training Centre for Human Rights and Peace Teaching organise on 25 SEPTEMBER, from 10.00 – 12.00 in ROOM XXIV – PALAIS DES NATIONS, Geneva a side event:
Making Human Rights a Reality : Challenges for Human Rights Education“.
Speakers include:
Ms Rebiya Kadeer, President of the World Uyghur Congress [who is the laureate of the HRW “Human Rights Defenders Award” in 2000 as well as the Norwegian Rafto Award in 2004. Former member of  the Political Consultative Congress of China (1992 -1997).
Mr. Emmanuel Decaux, Professor, University of Paris II, Member of the UN Committee on Forced Disappearances
Ms. Amina Lemrini, President of the High Council for Audiovisual Communication, Morocco

Ms. Nadira Eshmatova, Youth Human Rights Group, Kyrgyzstan

Ms. Géraldine Puig, 
 Education program on citizenship and human rights, Ministry of public education, Republic and Canton of Geneva.

Moderator : Ms. Stefanie Rinaldi, University of Teacher Education, Lucerne

if you are interested contact:  Cifedhop cifedhopATmail-box.ch.