Inclusion & Diversity

THE FUTURE FOR CHILDREN: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19, MIGRATION AND CRISIS FOR VENEZUELAN GIRLS

 

 

Co-sponsored by Plan International and World Vision International.

This humanitarian briefing event will present new research findings from World Vision on how the Venezuelan crisis is affecting children's rights and protection, alongside regional analysis presented by Plan International on the specific impact for girls. Most importantly, this event will provide a platform to hear directly from Venezuelan adolescent girls and young women themselves - their experiences, how the crisis and COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their lives, and what actions they recommend to leaders for change.

When: 

Monday 2 November 2020

  • 9:00 - 10:30 - AM NEW YORK
  • 2:00 - 3:30 PM - GENEVA
  • 8:00 - 9:30 AM - PANAMA 

 

To Register:  Click here

 

 

Event Date: 
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
Organiser or Host: 
Plan International & World Vision
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

UNICEF – NGO Partnership in Humanitarian Action 2020 Annual Consultation ‘Working Together to Address Emerging Challenges’

 

When:

17-19 November 2020 14.00-17.00

 

More information

To see the concept note and the agenda

 

Background

  • UNICEF-NGO Partnership in Humanitarian Settings

Beginning in 2019, ICVA and UNICEF agreed to reach out to the NGO sector to gather their feedback and perceptions of current strengths and challenges in the partnership with UNICEF and to explore pathways to improve such partnership. This resulted in the publication of ICVA’s scoping study on UNICEF-NGOs Partnership in Humanitarian Settings. The acknowledgement of both UNICEF and NGOs that more regular exchanges are needed to enable a partnership fit to respond to the challenges faced by children in today’s humanitarian landscape and the scoping study’s findings, led to the joint organisation by ICVA and UNICEF of the UNICEF-NGO Consultation for Partnership in Humanitarian Settings ‘Enhancing the Culture of Partnership’ in November 2019.

  • UNICEF-NGO COVID-19 Briefings

As part of the ongoing dialogue between UNICEF and its partner NGOs and as a follow up to the UNICEF’s and ICVA’s Executive Directors’ communication to partners in April 2020, ICVA and UNICEF, co-jointly with InterAction and SCHR, are convening a series of NGO briefings on Humanitarian partnerships in COVID-19 response. It is aimed at ensuring that the impact of COVID-19 and the response needed are discussed and built upon jointly by UNICEF and NGO partners to ensure a better collaboration on the ground in the collective response for children.

The FAQ, agendas and PowerPoint Presentations and other relevant documents from the UNICEF-NGO COVID-19 briefings can be accessed here.

 

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 14:00 to Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 17:00
Organiser or Host: 
UNICEF
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

Centering girls' voices in the international system

Centering girls' voices in the international system

COVID-19 has presented significant challenges for girls. But it has also presented us with a chance to redefine not only a new normal in the way we protect and promote the rights of girls, but also in the way that we support and work with girls and young women.


This intergenerational dialogue between girl advocates and high-level leaders in the international system will explore how we can ensure that the international system is inclusive and relevant for the next generation, by putting girls’ voices and their rights at the centre of decision making processes.

 

Date and time:

8 October, 2020

7:00-8:30am EST / 13:00-14:30 CET

 

To Register:

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Event Date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00
Organiser or Host: 
Plan International
Venue: 
online

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities: Disability and the rights of persons with disabilities

Persons with disabilities are among the most marginalised people in crisis-affected communities and disproportionately affected by conflict and disasters. Facing substantial barriers to accessing assistance, people with disabilities are often not taken into account in humanitarian response or are considered only as recipients of aid and not as actors in the response.

Diversity: Consideration of age

With emergency situations, disasters and conflict increasing worldwide, the suffering and humanitarian needs are driven upwards as well, in particular affecting children. While humanitarian principles require that assistance be delivered impartially to those most in need without discrimination, a “one-size fits-all” emergency response tends to overlook the specific, yet wide-ranging, vulnerabilities of young girls and boys in emergency contexts.

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons in the Humanitarian Response to GBV

Organized by the GBV AoR, UNHCR, Humanity & Inclusion and HelpAge international, this session will focus on the specific protection risks that persons with disabilities and older persons face in relation to emergencies, particularly focusing on the increased exposure to Gender-Based Violence during COVID-19. Through dialogue, this session aims to provide a contextual mapping of protection risks and barriers faced by persons with disabilities and older persons, particularly in relation to GBV.

Field-level practitioners, including Disabled Persons Organisations and Older Persons Organisation, and the IASC Reference Group on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities will share promising practices on the implementation of the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, both within specialist GBV services and through targeted GBV risk mitigation across sectors. Follow-up actions will be determined jointly to bolster inclusion during emergencies.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:00
Organiser or Host: 
GBV AoR, UNHCR, Humanity & Inclusion and HelpAge international,
Language: 

Launch of the report on the seventh meeting of the Istanbul Process

Launch of the report on the seventh meeting of the Istanbul Process

 

Wednesday 9 September 2020 
4.00PM - 5.15PM CEST
Online

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On 18-19 November 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with the support of the Universal Rights Group, hosted the seventh meeting of the Istanbul Process. The meeting was entitled, ‘Combatting religious intolerance: building inclusive and resilient societies, and pushing back against incitement to hatred and violence.’

This was the first meeting after a hiatus of three years and aimed to reinvigorate the Istanbul Process. This came at a pivotal time – a rise in discrimination and violence in recent years has brought into sharp relief the imperative to tackle the root causes of religious discrimination and intolerance. 
 
The seventh meeting was one of the most inclusive and participatory meetings yet, including through the integration of a gender perspective. It sought to continue the practitioner-centric approach adopted at the sixth meeting of the Istanbul Process in Singapore, and also introduced new features such as a ‘knowledge fair’ or ‘marketplace.’ As such, The Hague meeting provided a platform for practitioners from a cross-regional group of States, as well as other relevant stakeholders, to share practical policy experiences, good practices and lessons learnt in the promotion of religious tolerance and the strengthening of national resilience. 
 
On 9 September, the report of the seventh meeting will be launched during an online event. The report provides a brief overview of the discussions, case studies presented during the meeting, as well as key takeaways and recommendations for the further implementation of the action plan set out in Human Rights Council resolution 16/18 and GA resolution 66/167. The event will also see the launch of a new website – istanbulprocess1618.info – designed to act as a repository for information related the Istanbul Process and to provide a permanent space for States, international organisations, civil society and others to share good practices in combatting religious discrimination and intolerance. 

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 16:15 to 17:15
Organiser or Host: 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, with the support of the Universal Rights Group and ARTICLE 19
Venue: 
Online
Source: 
Language: