16th Annual Civil Society Forum on Human Rights - 31 March 2017, Dublin
The annual DFAT Civil Society Forum on Human Rights will take place on 31 March in Dublin Castle. The theme of this year’s Forum is: “Making a difference: The positive role of women in advancing human rights”.
Joe McHugh, Minister of state for the Diaspora and International Development, will open the Forum at 9am. Mary Robinson will deliver the keynote address. There will be three panel discussions during the day: Gender, women and democracy (panel one); Women as agents of change in communities (panel two); and Women as global activists (panel three). The Forum will finish around 4pm.
Panellists include Dunja Mijatovic, former OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (2010-2017); Colonel Maureen O’Brien of the Irish Defence Forces; Catherine Heaney, Chairperson of the Corporate Social Responsibility Stakeholder Forum; Josephine Feehily, Chairperson of the Policing Authority; Wendi Momen, Governor at the London School of Economics, specializing in ethics; Jestina Mukoko, Human Rights Activist and Director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project; Mary Lawlor, founder and Board member of Front Line Defenders; Sindy Joyce, researcher on direct and indirect forms of racism, ethnicity/identity, and social/political constructions of Irish Travellers; Mary Rusimbi, Executive Director and co-founder of Women Fund Tanzania.
The final programme will be available shortly.