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The JLI Ending Violence Against Children Hub is hosting a webinar with the PaRD SDG 16 work-stream on September 4th, 2019 to launch the new hub scoping study. 

Hear about the main findings from the scoping study and the launch of the associated briefs chaired by Dr Carola Eyber, Queen Margaret University and Co-chair JLI EVAC Hub. 

Pease register here if you'd like to join. 

 

 

The organisers of the 2020 EADI ISS Conference 2020 on Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice cordially call for session proposals for next year's conference. The General Conference will be convened by the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) from June 29th to July 2nd, 2020 in The Hague, The Netherlands. 

Participants are invited to reflect on aspects such as, but not exclusively: 

  • How can we give new meanings to solidarity in a period of growing distrust between and within nations and amongst people?
  • How can we, as development scholars and practitioners, contribute to peace and social justice in our work?
  • How can we find new understandings and/or explanations to the concept of 'development', without simply adding new adjectives?

The deadline for the submission of session proposals is September 6th, 2019.

Please see the conference website for further details. 

The annual iDove Intercontinental Youth Forums provide a valuable platform for young activists, academics, creatives & policy makers from all over Africa and Europa to share experiences, ideas and knowledge on constructive strategies to prevent violent extremism.

This year's Third Intercontinental Youth Forum will focus on the current challenge of rehabilitating and reintegrating (R&R) foreign fighters and other returnees

Taking returnees into account when designing Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) strategies has become more and more pressing in recent years as thousands of foreign fighters have been relocating to their home communities. Foreign fighters are strongly exposed to violent extremism ideologies, with many having witnessed or actively participated in acts of violence. Whether actively involved in fighting and violence or not, all returnees will require assistance in addressing the drivers that led to their involvement with violent extremism as well as in (again) assuming productive roles in society. 

iDove was jointly launched by the African Union Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (AUC-CIDO) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to highlight the importance of the soft power of religion in PVE through innovative, youth-led approaches. 

Please find further information and application modalities in the attached flyer.