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Women's Leadership in Peace Building
Conflict, Community and Care
Editor: Mirjam van Reisen
Publisher: Africa World Press

This volume presents research and analysis about the role women play as peace builders. Set against the present crises of war, destabilisation, economic downturns, human rights violations and state interventions that have led to unprecedented numbers of refugees in many regions of the world, the contributors look at different contexts in which women constitute an important element of peace building. The volume builds on earlier the earlier work of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Elisabeth Rehn on "Women, War and Peace" (2002).

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The Human Trafficking Cycle: Sinai and Beyond
Authors: Mirjam van Reisen, Meron Estefanos & Conny Rijken
Publisher: Wolf legal publishers

This study looks at what happens to people who are captured, extorted and tortured in the Sinai. Treated as commodities, sold and resold – these people are trafficked. The vocabulary of ‘warehouses’ and ‘auctions’ and the negotiation of the ‘price’ of the hostages is reminiscent of the age of slavery, when the value of people was determined by their market price.
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA THROUGH ACCESS TO DECENTRALISED RENEWABLE ENERGY

 
4 November 2014
10h00 to 12h00
European Parliament

Reacties op NCDO speech Knapen: ‘De overheid schuift de verantwoordelijkheid van zich af’

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altBen Knapen hield afgelopen zaterdag een toespraak bij de viering van het 40-jarig bestaan van NCDO. In tegenstelling tot in het non-paper, liet de staatssecretaris van Buitenlandse Zaken in deze speech zijn visie op de toekomst van Nederlandse ngo’s doorschemeren. Hoe wordt er vanuit de sector en de academische wereld gereageerd op zijn idee dat de ‘klassieke, brede ontwikkelingssamenwerking’ onder andere vervangen moet worden door ‘mondiaal burgerschap en (…) particuliere initiatieven’?

Mirjam van Reisen, professor International Social Responsibility aan de Universiteit van Tilburg, viel iets anders op. ‘De ironie is eigenlijk dat na alle discussies over aid effectiveness en ownership die we hebben gehad [het leggen van de verantwoordelijkheid bij de lokale regeringen, red] de staatssecretaris nu eigenlijk de focus legt op kleine initiatieven. Erg inconsequent vind ik dat.’

Full article available here

Media exposure

YouTube SymposiumMarga Klompé Symposium - Tilburg University
Statement Mirjam van Reisen (YouTube)Interview EEPA Director Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen
Statement Meron Estefanos (YouTube)Interview Meron Estefanos
Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen on the legacy of Marga Klompe