Clash or Consensus? Session 6: The Role of National and Transnational Organizations in Ensuring Human Security (video)

Clash or Consensus? Session 6: The Role of National and Transnational Organizations in Ensuring Human Security (video)

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Event Recording
Publication Year
2003
Language
English (US)

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Mahnaz Afkhami introduces the panel discussion, which takes the format of an extended Q&A between panelists and audience. Discussion centers around the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in providing services typically provided by the state, and advocating for human rights.

Panelists:

Indai Sajor, Gender Advisor for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR), discusses the impact of recognition of the term 'Sexual Slavery', compensation and reparation, and discusses strategies in conflict situations where women are least considered.

Asma Khader, Coordinator for WLP Jordan/Sisterhood is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J), discusses frameworks for human security in democracy, refering to ethics, and discusses local and cultural contexts of human rights. 

Gay McDcougall, Executive Director of International Human Rights Law Group, discusses issues around foreign subsidy, and draws attention to the need for people of all levels to understand right to challenge power.

Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, differentiates between transnational and national movements, discussing their influence, and explains strategies adopted by Global Fund For Women emphasizing importance of local-level engagement. 

Clash or Consensus? Gender and Human Security in a Globalized World was a conference convened by Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) and sponsored by the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at John Hopkins University to discuss improving human security through improving human rights in the Global South.