2019 VOL.3 Preview of Thematic Session Part (1)

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[Preview of World Human Rights Cities Forum 2019 ver2.]

World Human Rights Cities Forum 2019 Program
Thematic Session (1)


[Photo: World Human Rights Cities Forum 2018_City and Gender Session]

The World Human Rights Cities Forum 2019 (Sep 30th - Oct 3rd) will delve into the issue surrounding its theme: "Local Governments and Human Rights: Reimagining the Human Rights Cities."

Under the main theme, thematic sessions will be comprised of sub-sessions on △Migrants, Social EconomyGenderDisability, Environment, Children, the Elderly and △State Violence, all of which deal with human rights issues and ways to promote human rights around disadvantaged groups and major human rights area.

The Thematic sessions, most of which are organized by civil society organizations in Gwangju, will address the human rights issues linked directly to the citizens' life while reimagining the systems and procedures of human rights cities with the purposed of practical enhancement of human rights of residents. Both the 'Migrants' as well as 'Social Economy' sessions will be held on the second day of the forum (Oct 1.) from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. At the same day, the 'Gender' session will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The 'Migrants' thematic session will be held under the theme of "Gwangju and Human Rights: Imagining Gwangju, a Human Rights City for Migrants". In this session, we will discuss how we can imagine human rights cities that do not discriminate against migrants and indigenous people but encourage diversity. This session will also focus on the roles and responsibilities of local governments to promote migrants' human rights.

In addition, the 'Social Economy' thematic session will invite domestic and foreign experts such as Martin Van Den Borre (Executive director of C.I.T.I.E.S, Canada) and KIM Kyung-rae (School supervisor of Gyeonggido Office of Education, Republic of Korea) to share excellent case and to discuss on the subject: "Exploration of the direction of social economy education for youth: Cases of Cooperatives jeunesse de services (CJS)", as the need for in-depth discussion on the direction of social economy education for youth is increasing.

As for the 'Gender' thematic session, under the theme of "Women-friendly Village: Imagine Human Rights Cities for All!", we will share and exchange the achievements and limitations of gender equality politics which governments and public entities around the world adopted, with the participation of Martina Mittenhuber (Head of Human Rights Office, City of Nuremberg, Germany) and Sneh Aurora (Independent Consultant, England),

The rest of the areas will be covered in the next newsletter. Moreover, we would like to inform you that 'Online Pre-Registration of WHRCF2019' will be available on our website (www.whrcf.org) from August 5th.