Monday, November 5, 2012

Go On! Conference today on post-conflict Ireland

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

Today Hanna's House hosts an important conference in Dublin. An all-Ireland organization, Hanna's House is a home for an active feminist community in Ireland, working for a non-violent, just society that embraces diversity. Hannah’s House provides a unique space for women’s groups and feminist activists and provides opportunities for women to develop and promote radical changes for equality and justice.
Entitled Delivering Women Peace and Security, this is an All-Ireland Conference on North-South Co-Operation & Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, a resolution about which IntLawGrrls have posted here.
The daylong conference will be opened by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. Speakers include an IntLawGrrls contributor, Professor Chistine Chinkin of the London School of Economics, as well as Professor Monica McWilliams of the Transitional Justice Institute in Belfast, Irish Parliament member Sean Barrett, Deputy Chief Constable Judith Gillespie, and Claire Hackett from the Falls Community Center in Belfast.
The conference will also see the launch of a new video testimonial created by Hannah’s House to record the voices and experiences of women during the conflict. The video is a pithy insight into the range and complexity of gendered experiences during the conflict and will have strong resonance for women from many parts of the world.
Information here.

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