Peace and Development

Keith Best - Prevention of Sexual Violence in ConflictRape as a weapon of war has caused so much suffering that many people packed into a House of Lords Committee Room to hear an update on the campaign from the Prime Minister's Special Representative for the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Rt Hon Baroness Anelay DBE. Some had suffered sexual violence in conflict and provided powerful and shocking testimonies. Others shared their personal experiences of growing up where such experiences were common. They explained the tactics they were taught to avoid being raped even from the age of seven years old.

Read more: Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Global Summit One Year On

Universal Peace Federation

  

   Universal Peace Federation - UK

    Mothers of Congo

     3.30 – 5.30 pm, July 15th, Committee Room 4A House of Lords

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Armenian Genocide

Genocides are remembered on April 24th each year. The nations and races that suffered such terrible scars in their history hold memorial events to remember the tragedy that befell their friends or their ancestors. Universal Peace Federation - UK held an event to remember the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and the 41st anniversary of the Kurdish Genocide on the University of Sulaymaniyah in Qaladze. Charlotte Simon spoke passionately about the genocide of the people in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Read more: Genocide, Holocaust and Crimes Against Humanity

Eritrea Panel

A joint event of the Solicitors International Human Rights Group (SIHRG) and the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) UK that was the third part in a series convened by SIHRG on Eritrea and the development of Business, Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility. It discussed key issues facing Eritrea from the development of its natural resources through to migration and trafficking. 

Read more: Eritrea: Business Ethics, Migration and Trafficking

Panel17 March 2015, Universal Peace Federation UK, 43 Lancaster Gate W2 3NA

Hosted by James Tang, SDG-UPF Project Manager and Robin Marsh, Secretary General UPF-UK

Chaired by Aliu Bello, SDG-UPF Special Advisor

Speakers

Eleanor Kennedy, Campaigns Coordinator at Bond International

Henri-Pierre Koubaka, Journalist and Project Manager at The Children’s Radio Foundation

Ceciliah Chigwada, Founder of Breaking Haven Prayer Ministry and Women Today Worldwide

Nathaniel Peat, Co-Founder of GeNNex

SDG Campaign #Action2015

Humphrey Hawksley, BBC World Affairs Correspondent

 

Read more: Sustainable Development Goals Refining Millennium Development Goals

Africa Day 2015Last night in a packed #UPF HQ, 43 Lancaster Gate, London we celebrated #AfricaDay 2015.  It was a bright and colourful evening in which we heard of African cultural traditions, music and many economic developments.

There were speeches from Charlotte Simon from her position as the founder of Mothers of Congo. She shared about the Congolese Inga Dam's potential to supply hydro electricity to much of Africa. She highlighted the music of Mamou and several Congolese artists.

Read more: Africa Day 2015

Universal Peace Federation

 Universal Peace Federation - UK

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Held on Tuesday, 17th March 2015

43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA

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Read more: Sustainable Development Goals Will Refine The MDGs