Friday, March 30, 2012

Go On! Gender, Conflict, & UNSC Resolution 1325

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

IntLawGrrl contributor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin is leading an exciting summer program in Belfast on Gender, Conflict, and UN Security Council Resolution 1325, at the University of Ulster's Transitional Justice Institute. In her words,
'We have a wonderful line up of people teaching the course including Catherine O' Rourke, Christine Bell and Monica McWilliams, and a great Irish contingent teaching on gender issues.'
Here are the details:
The Summer School will be held from 25-29 June 2012 at the Jordanstown campus of the University of Ulster, located on the north shore of Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland. The Summer School is a week-long residential course, consisting of a series of interactive lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions. It is aimed at both postgraduate students and practitioners working in the field of transitional justice and human rights.
This year the summer school will give a broad and comprehensive overview to the regulation of women’s rights and needs in conflict and post-conflict situations. Given the recent ten year anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, a particular focus of the summer school will be on the creation, enforcement, and capacity of UNSC 1325 and other related United Nations Security Council resolutions to addressed the needs, exclusions and rights of women in conflict and post-conflict settings.
The academic component of the summer school is also complemented by a social programme which provides the opportunity for participants to get to know a little about the local area. Social events include a tour of the North Coast, a murals tour in Belfast, film screenings and a Summer School dinner at Belfast Castle.
Deadline for applications is 4 May 2012.
Further details are available on the TJI website.

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