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Events 2015

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Critical Perspectives on the Security and Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Wednesday 2 December 2015

CAHR together with AI and HRSJ launch a Special Issue in the International Journal of Human Rights in conjunction with the Human Rights Researcher's Network and the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Michel Forst.

UNA Panel Discussion: Syria and the Refugee Crisis

Tuesday 1 December 2015

Martin Jones and Chloe Gilgan (CAHR) and Simon Parker and Claire Smith (Politics) are speaking at a panel event on the Syria crisis organised by the University's United Nations Association.

Meet CAHR staff at the University's Virtual Open Days

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Learn more about studying at CAHR at the University of York's Postgraduate Virtual Open Day!

New Tactics online community discussion on HRD protection

Monday 16 November 2015

CAHR together with Amnesty International and HRSJ (London Metropolitan University) have recently launched a Special Issue in the International Journal of Human Rights on 'Critical Perspectives on the Security and Protection of Human Rights Defenders'. An online discussion will be hosted by New Tactics to stimulate the discussion about the protection of defenders explored in this research.

Learning from HRDs: Protecting Victims of Injustice in Kyrgyzstan

Friday 13 November 2015

Aida Baijumanova, human rights defender and CAHR visiting fellow, discusses the experiences of the NGO BirDuino Kyrgyzstan in protection of the rights of vulnerable people and victims of injustice. She will also address the more recent challenges they face with the shrinking political space human rights organisations have to act.

Skirmishes from Colombia to Burma in the Field of International Human Rights: Impact and Lessons

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Lionel Blackman, Co-founder and current chair of the Solicitors' International Human Rights Group (SIHRG), speaks of his experiences on difficult human rights fact-finding missions.

Building female dignity and self reliance in the conflict zones of north west Pakistan

Friday 6 November 2015

Khwendo Kor founder and CEO Maryam Bibi discusses Khwedo Kor's work in the highly volatile areas of north west Pakistan.

Learning from HRDs - Between East & West: Human Rights in Russia

Friday 30 October 2015

CAHR's visiting human rights defender Natalia Zviagina discusses challenges they face working for human rights NGOs in Kyrgyzstan and Russia.

Alternatives to Austerity: Insights from Greece & Spain

Thursday 29 October 2015

Speakers from Spain and Greece address the topic of austerity in Southern Europe, discussing particularly grassroots struggles for rights.

Learning from HRDs autumn lecture series

Friday 16 October 2015

CAHR's Learning from Human Rights Defenders autumn lecture series starts on 16 October.

Learning from HRDs: Realities of an unrecognized conflict situation in Northeast India

Friday 16 October 2015

Bondita Acharya from Assam, India, kicks off CAHR's Learning from Human Rights Defenders lecture series this autumn.

Accsex: Disability On and Off Film

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Indian documentary filmmaker and researcher Shweta Ghosh screens her award-winning debut documentary "Accsex", a film exploring notions of beauty, body, sexuality and disability, and reflects on the representation of persons with disability on screen and the value of inclusive, participatory filmmaking processes.

Learning from HRDs: The use of law for human rights violations in Ethiopia

Friday 1 May 2015

CAHR visiting fellow Tewodros Yalew discusses how law impacts on human rights violations in Ethiopia.

CAHR Postgraduate Open Day

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Have you thought about a master's degree in human rights? Would you like to find out more?

Creating Organic Intersubjectivity: Ethnographic Scholar-Activism with the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Colombia

Friday 17 April 2015

Gwen Burnyeat discusses the relationship between a scholar-activist and a rural Colombian peasant community, the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó.

York Human Rights Film Festival 2015

Monday 23 March 2015

York Human Rights Film Festival is taking place 23-29 March 2015, screening both international and local films.

Women on the Frontline: Journeys to Justice

Sunday 8 March 2015

CAHR's visiting human rights defenders perform at York Theatre Royal during York International Women's Week.

Learning from HRDs: Fighting against violence - Teaching peace to youth in Mexico and Yemen

Friday 20 February 2015

CAHR visiting human rights defenders from Yemen and Mexico discuss combating violence in their local communities.

Learning from HRDs: Empowering women and girls through theatre in Afghanistan

Friday 6 February 2015

The Artistic Director of Simorgh Film Association of Culture and Art discusses making films, TV series, and plays for the promotion on women's and human rights in Afghanistan.

Learning from HRDs: Working for social justice in Brazil

Friday 23 January 2015

Two prominent social justice activists and human rights defenders discuss the current state of human rights in Brazil, focusing on São Paulo and Paraíba.