Rape 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.
17 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
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
Humphrey Hawksley, BBC World Affairs Correspondent
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.
Universal Peace Federation - UK
Held on Tuesday, 17th March 2015
43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA
Last 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.
Humanity: Picture It!’
Monday 23rd March, 6pm - 8pm, Committee Room No. 4 House of Lords
Hosted by Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma:
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Baroness Garden of Frognal (Whip's Office)
Seema Malhotra MP, Shadow Minister for Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls
Baroness Newlove of Warrington, The Victims Commissioner
Ms Kate Anolue, Former Mayor of Enfield
Brita Schmidt, Women for Women International Exec. Director
Asmaa Soliman, PhD Student, UCL, London. Member of Youth UPF
Tally Koren to sing her new single 'Free Will'
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