A panel discussion on the difficult area of family breakdown and parental alienation
Basic income is not a pipe dream. In India, Canada, Finland, Kenya, Scotland and many other countries, Basic Income is an idea whose time has come. Can we make it happen here?
Dr Anne Smith and Professor Colin Harvey will launch the findings of their research report outlining the next steps for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. The project was funded by Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT).
Launch of an art exhibition by Syrian and Palestinian refugee women.
Join the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission at the launch of its 2018 Annual Statement.
Breastival Belfast and the Centre for Children’s Rights present a panel discussion on the right to support and protection for those who choose to breastfeed and unbiased information on alternatives to breastmilk for those who need it. Come early to enjoy a coffee and chat with other families, everyone welcome.
Breastival Belfast & Centre For Children’s Rights, Queen’s University Belfast
£3 Pay at the door
Doors open at 7.30pm
VOCALISM and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission bring together those who have participated in their workshops and they will draw upon their skills and creativity in order to perform together, giving everyone the chance to express their culture and identity.
Room 0G/074, Lanyon Building, QUB
"We are building the biggest weapon for oppression in the history of mankind." Ed Snowden
After Laura Poitras received encrypted emails from someone with information on the government's massive covert-surveillance programs, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet the sender, who turned out to be Edward Snowden.
The Belfast Group of Amnesty International will host the screening of Citizenfour to support Amnesty International’s campaign to ask Barack Obama to pardon Edward Snowden before the end of his mandate: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/president-obama-pardon-edward-snowden-surveillance-whistleblower
NICRAS is a Refugee Community Organisation (RCO) which was established in 2002. It is the only refugee led organisation in Northern Ireland that represents the interests of the refugee community.
NICRAS aims to support the integration process of refugees and asylum seekers into local communities throughout Northern Ireland; raise awareness of the issues, problems and difficulties faced by refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland; inform members of relevant changes to immigration policy and legislation; organise social and recreational events; and, respond to the changing needs of its members.
NICRAS welcome you to join us in a roundtable discussion with refugee and asylum-seeking women who will discuss the experiences, problems, and impressions of Northern Ireland since arriving. NICRAS is currently working on a project with refugee and asylum-seeking women. The project aims to assist them in learning about rights, gaining skills, finding their voice in the local community, and knowledge of life in Northern Ireland.
To find out more about or organisation, check out our video -https://www.facebook.com/100009752526423/videos/341143749554040/
And our website - http://www.nicras.btck.co.uk/
In this event we will be revisiting some of the Right to Water campaigns, hearing from activists representing communities who are defending their land and their water from environmental destruction and degradation, both at home and abroad. From Woodburn to Greencastle to Cajamarca, Peru, water is a universal human right.
Named after the popular social media movement, this is an opportunity for adults and young people to hear an hour of storytelling about some of the smartest, confident and most courageous girls from around the world. Looking for new heroines for your kids? You can find them right here.
Join us for a talk by Rebecca Schiller, from the charity Birthrights on the links between breastfeeding, childbirth and human rights.
Followed by a panel discussion on the Northern Ireland context with:
Breedagh Hughes - Royal College of Midwives
Janet Calvert - Public Health Agency
Claire Hanna - SDLP MLA
Many jobs are still unfortunately laced with preconceived gender stereotypes about being either a man or woman's role.
This event, which starts with an artistic workshop will turn those preceonceptions on their head and introduce young people to men and women who work in amazing roles and refuse to conform.
Join the Belfast Amnesty group for their annual Write for Rights Campaign.
This family-friendly event gives you the opportunity to learn about individuals currently at risk around the world and to send a greeting card to them to show your support and acknowledge that you are aware of their case.
A film written and directed by Sean Murray tells the story of the Ballymurphy Massacre and the aftermath for families.
This roundtable discussion will explore the issue of environmental justice through the prism of major incidents of systemic failure in the Northern Ireland environmental regulatory framework to highlight the need for environmental rights to be embodied into future iterations of the Bill of Rights.
This event combines an exhibition by agencies involved in human rights and the rights of newcomer students in particular, with a public lecture combining theory from recent research on human rights and newcomer students with practice from a local primary school including children with a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.
The Human Rights Commission will launch its 2015 Annual Statement.