Women @fr

  • Christa Hämmerle: Text Bertha von Suttner Commemorative Lecture

    octobre 29, 2014

    This year, the Peace Palace Library marked the centenary of the death of Austrian author and Nobel Peace Prize winner Bertha von Suttner. She passed away merely three weeks before the outbreak of World War I. In June of this year, Austrian professor Christa Hämmerle travelled from Vienna to The Hague, to give a special lecture on Bertha von Suttner’s views with regards to the events leading up to the First World War and focused on the participation, position and the role of women throughout the remaining years of the War.

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  • Women as Agents of Change in Peacebuilding Processes

    avril 11, 2014

    The University of Peace, located in the Academy Building of the Peace Palace kicked off their new lecture series “Peace Building in Progress” on Friday March 7, 2014. In these lectures various speakers will have the opportunity to share their views on peace and peacebuilding policies. We were honoured to welcome an important and passionate speaker, Ms. Judy Cheng-Hopkins, who works as the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support for the United Nations. Moreover, she is a Member of the Council for the University for Peace in Costa Rica, which indicates her interest in the relevance of peace education.

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  • Eyffinger, A.C.G.M., "The Stars of Eternal Truth and Right": Bertha von Suttner's Campaigning for Peace, Social Justice, and Womanhood, Oisterwijk, Wolf Legal Publishers, 2013.

    “The Stars of Eternal Truth and Right”: Bertha von Suttner’s Campaigning for Peace, Social Justice, and Womanhood

    février 7, 2014

    New publication by Arthur Eyffinger. The Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907 were the undisputable highlights of Bertha von Suttner’s long career as an engaged peace activist. To her, the opening of the Peace Palace in 1913 was a dream come true. This publication focuses on Bertha’s tenets and aspirations with regard to the emerging international tradition in The Hague.

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  • Women’s Rights and the Emergence of a New Wave of Feminism in the Ukraine: The FEMEN Movement

    Women’s Rights and the Emergence of a New Wave of Feminism in Ukraine: The FEMEN Movement

    septembre 27, 2013

    In recent years, the actions of FEMEN have been featured in many international media outlets. Originating as a Ukrainian feminist movement in 2008, FEMEN has since acquired an international position, establishing their European headquarters in Paris and expanding their focus on women’s rights violations worldwide. Nowadays the movement’s voice is heard all over the world. The FEMEN movement describes itself as “a founder of a new wave of feminism of the third millennium”. Their goal, like many other feminist activist groups in the past, is undermining the foundations of the male dominated world.

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  • The Irish abortion ban case

    juillet 30, 2009

    The European Court of Human Rights ‘Irish abortion ban case’ The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear the challenge by three women in Ireland to the Irish government’s ban on abortion in a full hearing before its grand chamber of 17 judges. The three Irish women, represented by the Irish Family Planning […]

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