The panel discussion "Fluchtpunkt Gender" with Sabine Mandl (BIM), Livia Styp-Rekowska (International Organisation for Migration), Saskia Stachowitsch (oiip / Universität Wien) and Judith Haller (Austrian Red Cross) - organized by the Austrian Institute for International Politics (OiiP) - addresses perspectives on migration, flight and gender.
To the benefit of the House of Human Rights, Linz Music Theater and SOS Menschenrechte invite to the gala "Art celebrates Human Rights" with artists from the Brucknerorchester and the Landestheater Linz for the 4th time in a row. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Manfred Nowak (BIM) holdes a guest lecture.
Global threats are eroding human rights progress and commitments. This is happening even though the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has existed for 70 years, and the EU has its very own Charter of Fundamental Rights. The Forum is organised by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Over three days, it will host open sessions, talks and panel debates.
On Day 3 of the FRA Fundamental Rights Forum (25. - 27. September), Manfred Nowak (BIM) joins the panel discussion as a commentator on the power of art in promoting belonging. Panelists include Dean Vuletic (University of Vienna), Ani Zonneveld (Writer, Singer) and Andrea Kuhn (Director of Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival).
On 26. September 2018, Manfred Nowak (BIM) and Karin Lukas (BIM) take part in the FRA Fundamental Rights Forum as panelists in the working group on "securing social rights through equal opportunities and access to the labour market". Other experts include Nikita Sanaullah (European Youth Forum), Ursula Till-Tentschert and Andrey Ivanov (both FRA).
Conflict-related sexual violence is among the many human rights violations that have characterized the armed conflict in Syria. While disproportionally impacting women and girls, sexual violence against men and boys has also been documented by the UN and by international and national non-governmental organizations.
On October 22nd, Sabine Mandl (BIM) will hold the key-note speech on "Gender-based violence against women and girls on the run" in the framework of the 3rd Viennese Platform Meeting on "Women - Flight - Health" in the the hospital Rudolfstiftung, great hall Maria Theresia.