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March 2019

  • Friday, March 22nd The UN Peacekeeper Sexual Abuse Crisis: Is Canada Doing Enough?

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    Friday, March 22, 20193:00PM - 6:00PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, 315 Bloor Street West
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    Description

    The Trudeau government has repeatedly proclaimed that “Canada is back” in global affairs. In its public efforts to recommit to United Nations peace operations, Canada launched an initiative to increase the number of women participating in peace operations and deployed some 250 troops to the UN’s stabilization mission in Mali. While UN peacekeeping missions have made important contributions to maintaining peace and preventing conflict in recent years, the UN’s efforts have also been marred by sexual abuse scandals—exposing a startling accountability gap.

    AIDS-Free World’s Code Blue Campaign is leading an effort to end impunity for sexual abuse by UN personnel. For its part, Canada has pledged to take action to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse, including through its second National Action Plan to implement the UN Security Council’s resolution on Women, Peace and Security.

    But is Canada doing enough? Framed by Canada’s feminist foreign policy and an intensified focus on ending sexual violence in the #MeToo era, panellists will critically assess Canada’s current approach. What actions should Canada take to strengthen accountability for sexual violence in the aid sector?

    3:10-3:15 – Opening remarks

    3:15-4:00 – Panel Discussion

    4:00-4:45 – Q & A

    4:45-6:00 – Reception

    Contact

    Grace Egan


    Speakers

    Dr. Karen Breeck
    Speaker
    Major (Retired), Canadian Armed Forces

    Kaila Mintz
    Speaker
    Coordinator, AIDS-Free World’s Code Blue Campaign

    Sandra Biskupski-Mujanovic
    Speaker
    PhD Candidate Women's Studies and Transitional Justice Western University

    Gerald Bareebe
    Moderator
    PhD Candidate Department of Political Science University of Toronto


    Co-Sponsors

    Code Blue Campaign

    Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice


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  • Monday, March 25th Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Colombia: Transitioning from Violence

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    Monday, March 25, 201912:00PM - 1:30PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    The signing of the peace agreements between the FARC-EP and the Colombian Government in late November 2016 generated hopes for peace in Colombia. However, the consolidation of peace and justice requires us to think about how to operationalize peace agreements. Agreements are not enough. Thus, reflecting on the existing challenges for the implementation of the agreements allows us to understand the current landscape in which the Colombian state is defaulting on its promise to implement a peace accord. This is the result of the tension between theory―the legislative frameworks guaranteeing human rights―and practice―the realization of these ideas― which frames Colombia’s challenges in consolidating the implementation of the peace agreements with the FARC-EP.


    Fabio Andrés Díaz is a Colombian political scientist. He is a Research Associate at the Department of Political and International studies at Rhodes University in South Africa and a Researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands. Fabio works at the intersection between theory and practice, and his research interests are related to state strength, civil war, conflict and protests in the midst of globalization. In addition to his academic publications, his analysis has been published by Al Jazeera, Time, The Conversation, Los Angeles Times, among others.

    Contact

    Jona Malile
    416-946-0326


    Speakers

    Fabio Andrés Díaz
    Research Associate Department of Political and International Studies, Rhodes University in South Africa Researcher, International Institute of Social Studies



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