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The festival returns with over 30 screenings of the hottest new French releases, New Wave classics and free masterclasses at the Irish Film Institute. There are several films that focus on women’s stories and/or are directed by leading female filmmakers. Highlights include coming of age story Girlhood, a masterclass in literary adaption and visual effects with female director Pascale Ferran and Elle l’adore, a dark comedic thriller centred around a single mother. The full programme can be found here. p
This conference is being staged by a group of local community and voluntary sector organisations to explore human rights and human dignity in NI sixteen years on from the Good Friday Agreement. Keynote international experts and local leaders will help frame discussions over the course of two days on the core principles of human rights and how we put them into practice. Full details can be found here.
An event for all those working in this area of the public health agenda who are tasked with producing a positive impact in reducing levels of obesity. An overview of the current trends will be provided along with a reflection into the causes and how these can be addressed. A number of speakers have been confirmed, including Prof David Haslam of the National Obesity Forum. Register here. Charity sector delegates pay a reduced fee. p
Celebrating and protecting human rights both at home and abroad, this year's festival features some great events on women's rights. Highlights include a discussion exploring Reproductive Rights as Human Rights on Monday 8th December, Sexual Orientation Training on Tuesday 9th December and a Feminist Photo Booth run by Belfast Feminist Network on Saturday 13th December. The full packed programme is available from the NIHRF website. p
This lecture by Dr Louise Mallinder is being held to mark Human Rights Week 2014 and will explore human rights issues in the context of conflict and transitional justice. Dr Mallinder is a reader in human rights and international law at the University of Ulster’s Transitional Justice Institute and has previously spoken at a WRDA peacebuilding events. For further details, please contact Dr Brigit Schippers at email@example.com. p
This film explores the life and times of Inez McCormack, a trade unionist and passionate advocate of social justice who died in 2013. Tickets are only £3 and should be purchased from www.belfastfilmfestival .org. p
As part of Human Rights Week, the Children’s Law Centre are hosting a café style workshop to discuss children and young people’s experience of discrimination in all aspects of their lives. Dr Faith Gordon will present evidence and share her expertise on the representation of children in the media in Northern Ireland. Members of the public, children and young people, and those working with or for children and young people are all welcome. To register for this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org. p
This event will celebrate the life and legacy of renowned human rights activist and trade unionist Inez McCormack. All proceeds will go towards the Inez McCormack Fund, which supports Participation and the Practice of Rights (PPR), an organisation established by Inez before her death in 2013 to help vulnerable and marginalised groups use their human right's to make tangible changes to their lives. Admission is £7 and there can be a maximum of 6 in each team. Click here for full details. p
Families and individuals living in North Belfast are invited to come along for free practical advice and information on a range of support services for all families and individuals living in North Belfast. Over 20 exhibitors will deliver information and advice. The event, which is supported by Community Foundation Northern Ireland, will also feature Patricia McKeown, Regional Scretary of UNISION, as speaker. Refreshments are provided. p
Poster and paper submissions from post-graduate students are currently invited for this symposium, which will explore the interface between occupation, transitional justice and gender. The starting point for exploration will be feminist concerns that are broadly focused on issues of power, control and hierarchies. The symposium will feature Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, as the keynote speaker. Gender experts from the Transitional Justice Institute and IRiSS will also participate. Full details here. p
This summer programme will take an in-depth look at Gendering the Practices of Post-Conflict Resolution: Investigations, Reparations and Communal Repair. More details, including how to register, to follow soon.