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Blog Archives – World Solidarity Forum

“Ending gender-based violence – International Collaboration and Challenges”

Introduction On the 23rd of September 2019, the World Solidarity Forum (WSF) held a conference called “Ending gender-based violence – International Collaboration and Challenges”. For this event, the WSF invited the following speakers:  Giacomo Orsini, Post-doctoral lecturer at UCLouvain Thamara Cruz, Founder of Siempre NGO Ali Raza Syed, Director of Council of Kashmir This conference

The Climate Change Refugee: Feared and Unprotected

Written by Zoheb Mashiur A simple Google News search for the term ‘climate refugee’ shows no shortage of activity. Publications and news outlets are concerned, and so they should be. A 2009 joint report by the IOM, UNHCR and United Nations University (UNU) suggests that between 50 and 200 million people are expected to be

Interview with Renate Schröder

On Monday 5 November, the World Solidarity Forum and Beyond Brussels podcast team brought together four illuminating speakers at the Press Club Brussels to mark 100 years of reporting war and conflict. After an engaging panel debate, Renate Schroeder, Director of the European Federation of Journalists, met with us to discuss her thoughts on journalism

India and the Rohingya Crisis

India has a long and positive history of opening her doors to refugees and has, in the past, granted asylum to Tibetan, Afghani, Sri Lankan, and Myanmari refugees. Generations have called her home, having thrived and integrated into Indian society. Well acquainted with refugee crises, India has never shied away from dealing with them.  The

Event Report: Fight for Independence – Human Right or Political Game?

The question if homogeneous cultural groups living in territories that are part of a broader nation have the right to ask for independence and create a new self-governed, independent State separated from their previous country appears in different parts of the world. Within Europe the Catalan independence referendum has made headlines, as did the Scottish

The WSF Met with MEP Seb Dance

The WSF was honoured to meet today with MEP Seb Dance, who signed our petition for a more active role of the EU in international conflict resolution. We want to thank Mr Dance for his support to our campaign and his work to promote human rights .   Please follow and like us: