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December 2018

A First Look at the Global Terrorism Index 2018

12/06/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  The World Solidarity Forum and the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) are very proud to collaborate in the official Brussels launch of the sixth edition of the Global Terrorism Index (GTI). The Global Terrorism Index is produced by the IEP and developed in consultation with the Global Peace Index Expert Panel. It provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism. The research is based on the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) the most authoritative…

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March 2019

Women in Politics

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

The World Solidarity Forum invites you to join our panel discussion event “Women in Politics” The European elections in May 2019 will leave the political landscape considerably altered and provide for the perfect space for raising a key issue, the role of women in politics. Women are still underrepresented, and this has a strong impact on the enacted policies and, more importantly, on the legitimacy of the political establishment. Gender equality has been deemed a key priority and a fundamental…

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April 2019

Global Compact for Migration – Controversy and Media

April 25 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
FREE

The World Solidarity Forum invites you to join our panel discussion event "Global Compact for Migration – Controversy and Media" The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is the first UN global agreement on a common approach to all dimensions of international migration. This non-legally binding document was adopted by the majority – 152 countries – of UN Member States in Marrakesh, Morocco on 10-11 December 2018. However, three EU members voted against, five abstained and one did…

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May 2019

Climate change: the role of the European Parliament in the 2014-2019

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
FREE

In recent months, hundreds of thousands of young people have demonstrated in the streets of over 2000 cities in 123 countries to show their concern for the environment and the future of the planet. 16-year-old Swedish Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, founder of the Youth Strike for Climate movement, recently visited the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels and the European Parliament in Strasbourg to urge European leaders to scale up action against climate change. Historically, the European Union has…

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Rescuing Press Freedom: How to Protect Journalists in the World?

May 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
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Inclusive Empowerment and Women Solidarity 2020

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Throughout history, women empowerment has gone a long way. Yet often the classic feminism most strongly represents "Western" idea of female emancipation, which appears to represent voices of all women. To discuss the need for newly defined solidarity, World Solidarity Forum brought expert speaker for a discussion and a workshop. Joining the debate were Erika Kaneza (Coach and Founder of Dare Authenticity), Nadia Aimé (Founder & Executive Director of Women Mentor Association and Manel Mselmi (journalist in Almouwatin TV)  …

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The New Landscape of Terrorism Across Regions

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The loss of territory of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) marked a victory in Syria and Iraq. However, a state of uncertainty has also raised as a number of issues remain unresolved. For instance, a possible reshaping of IS; anticipating the strategic territorial moves of terrorist groups across the region; clashes and convergences between terrorist groups; and the possibility of growth of terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and affiliates; these are a few points that analysts are looking into as…

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The role of the European Parliament in Human Rights: stock-taking for the 2014-2019

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
FREE

The role of the European Parliament in Human Rights worldwide: stock-taking for the 2014-2019 legislative termThe World Solidarity Forum invites you to join our panel discussion event: "The role of the European Parliament in Human Rights beyond the EU: stock-taking for the 2014-2019 legislative term" The European Union’s action on the international scene will be guided by its foundational principles as enshrined in the Treaties. These are primarily: democracy, rule of law, human rights, fundamental freedoms, human dignity, equality, and…

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June 2019

Refugees without refuge in Calais: the right to safe and legal routes

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Refuge Refugees without refuge in Calais : the right to safe and legal routes and post-Brexit scenarios The World Solidarity Forum invites you to join our panel discussion event on the current situation for migrants at the Calais border and the possible future scenarios in view of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. GUEST SPEAKERS • Loan Torondel, Operations Coordinator (2016-2018) L’Auberge des Migrants • Lina Vosyliūtė, Research Fellow at Justice and Home Affairs Section, CEPS • Gael Manzi, President,…

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September 2019

Human Rights in Danger – Tensions and Security in Asia

September 19 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Press Club Brussels Europe, 95 Rue Froissart
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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Events across Asia such as continuous protests in Hong Kong, increased tensions in Kashmir and persecution of the Uyghurs minority in China, are raising concerns among human rights activists and international organisations. As these incidents unfold in Asia, we are all witnesses of widespread human rights abuses and potential escalation of tension. With the United States ceding ground in international affairs and creating a power void in the region and a growing Sino-Russian alignment, how peace and stability will be…

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