Peace & Justice

Soumik Datta’s Hope Notes

, , ,
Who is a refugee? What does it mean to be one? Conduit Impact Champion Soumik Datta has created 'Hope Notes' a project that tells unique human stories of survival through music and animation.

Female Refugee Integration: Barrier to Employment

,
In collaboration with our Impact Partner, DLA Piper, join us for a discussion on the role of the private sector in breaking down barriers faced by professional refugee women in the UK. DLA Piper have successfully initiated a professional mentoring programme, Women in Law for Women Refugees and will be launching their report on the barriers faced by refugee women post COVID. More needs to be done within businesses to respond to the evident need to provide more tailored integration support. Collaboration is key and this event will seek to create connections, start new conversations and generate calls to action.

Eye on Afghanistan: Facing Famine

, ,
Record levels of food insecurity persist in Afghanistan with almost half the population - 19.7 million people - facing acute hunger, requiring emergency food assistance. Families are being forced to resort to desperate coping measures in order to feed their children and families. Join our expert panel for an analysis of what action needs to be taken to ease the severe hunger and food insecurity confronting an entire nation.

An Interview with tribal activist Mauricio Yekuana

, ,
When Mauricio Yekuana was 10 years old, his grandfather was murdered by illegal gold miners after he refused to accept them intruding on his lands. Some years later, his uncle was shot to death whilst travelling down one of the branches of the Amazon river. His cousin survived only by hiding in the bottom of their canoe… wounded from a gunshot to the shoulder he hid there for days, terrified to come out. Mauricio is now the treasurer of the Yanomami Association, Hutukara, which led the international campaign for the protection of the Yanomami land after an influx of illegal miners in the 1980s decimated the tribe. The government finally recognized the Yanomami land as an indigenous territory in 1992, but illegal mining continues today.

Shukria Barakzai: an Eye on Afghanistan

, ,
Afghan politician, journalist and prominent Muslim feminist Shukria Barakzai reflects on female rights in Afghanistan.

Freedom to Think, by Susie Alegre

, ,
In her new book Freedom to Think, human rights lawyer Susie Alegre  explores the changing landscape of our right to freedom of thought. Its vulnerability to be influenced at every possible opportunity, by those that we don’t even know are watching. Thoughts on their own are not currently illegal, there is a protected realm in our Forum Internum. But the line is shifting and the law is scurrying to keep up. Neuro-law and brain finger printing technology are beginning to be used for intelligence gathering, leading towards it being used for evidentiary purposes in a court of law. Which begs the question, can thoughts be a criminal act?

There is Nothing for You Here: Fiona Hill in conversation

,
A timely and exclusive conversation with one of the world’s most respected Russian experts and US presidential advisors, Fiona Hill. She shares her expert views on the Ukraine War, Putin's motives and the future of Russia. She also discussed her unique life journey recorded in her memoir, There is Nothing for You Here.

Eye on Ukraine: An Ongoing Analysis

, , ,
Breaking News event, analysing the developing situation in Ukraine. This in depth discussion will feature an expert panel, including acclaimed author and historian Anne Applebaum, writer and security specialist Edward Lucas and Michael Bociurkiw a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, who will be joining us from Lviv. More speakers to be announced.

Gendered Genocides

, , ,
Here Rahima Mahmut, Uyghur artist and activist, shares with us her powerful insight into the reality of the genocide taking place in her homeland and how the Chinese authorities are systematically breaking the spirit of Uyghur women, to break the spirit of an entire people. 

Eye on Ukraine: How To Help

, ,
The situation in Ukraine continues to unfold, with more lives at risk and the need for support increasing daily. The Conduit has brought together a list or organisations supporting Ukraine and ways that you can help.