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.
Monday 2 November 2020
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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.
8 October, 2020
7:00-8:30am EST / 13:00-14:30 CET
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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.
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.
Launch of the report on the seventh meeting of the Istanbul Process
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.