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Rafto Foundation Human Rights Prize for Parveena Ahangar and Parvez Imroz

The Rafto Foundation has awarded the 2017 Rafto Prize to Parveena Ahangar (leader and co-founder of The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons - APDP) and Parvez Imroz (President of the Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society) for their extraordinary work on campaigning for basic human rights in Indian-held Kashmir, in one of the world’s most militarized zones.

laureates receiving their award

For more information regarding the APDP, please see http://apdpkashmir.com. For more information about JKCCS, see: https://jkccs.wordpress.com.

RAFTO 2017 Laureates Parveena Ahangar and Parvez Imroz in a torchlit human rights procession

On the 4th of November, Dr. Goldie Osuri participated in a public conference held by the Rafto Foundation in advance of the award ceremony. At the public conference, the Rafto laureates gave their keynote speeches on human rights in Kashmir. Alongside other experts, Dr. Osuri spoke on Human Rights and International Solidarity - a talk directed at an international human rights community regarding recommendations addressing human rights in Kashmir.

Goldie Osuri giving her presentation

You can see a video of Dr Osuri's talk here: http://jammukashmir.tv/index.php/video/663/goldie-osuri–-associate-professor-at-the-department-of-sociology-university-of-warwick/.

For more information about the public conference, visit the Rafto webpage https://www.rafto.no/events/the-2017-rafto-conference

Mon 13 Nov 2017, 13:18 | Tags: Homepage The Reinvention Centre Social Theory Centre

CoventryCAN...GO GREEN - March 6-12 2017

CoventryCAN is a Climate Action Network of individuals, groups, organisations, schools, universities, businesses, councillors and students who want to actively do something about climate change through linking together. No matter how 'small' or 'big' the actions taken. JOIN US!


Pollution, Health, and Global Governance: Roundtable Discussion and Film Screening of 'Warriors of Qiugang'

Thursday 19th May, 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Wolfson Research Exchange, The Library, University of Warwick

Issues of pollution are often raised within debates about global environmental governance, but primarily in relation to smog and climate change, rather than global health.
This informal roundtable discussion invites panellists from different fields to discuss the important theme of pollution, health, and global environmental governance. Refreshments available throughout the event and wine and nibbles afterwards.

 


Dr Stella Chatzitheochari to Speak at the Disabled Children Conference 2015

Disabled Children Conference 2015: Promoting and Empowering the Rights of Disabled Children and Young People - Children in Wales takes place on 11 November 2015 in Cardiff. Dr Stella Chatzitheochari will be speaking about the Trajectories and Transitions of Disabled Children and Young People, an 18 month ESRC-funded research study which looked into the outcomes for disabled children and young people in England. For further information about the conference and to book a place, please visit:

http://www.childreninwales.org.uk/item/disabled-children-conference-2015-promoting-empowering-rights-disabled-children-young-people/.