February 20, 2020
The United Nations’ (UN) World Day of Social Justice is annually observed on February 20 to encourage people to look at how social justice affects poverty eradication. It also focuses on the goal of achieving full employment and support for social integration.
Date: Friday, July 17, 2020
Time: 9:00-10:30 a.m. New York
A discussion moderated by the Solidarity Center’s Jeffrey Vogt with Clément Voule, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, to discuss the report he presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the 10th anniversary of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur (UNSR FoAA). Speakers include ILO Freedom of Association Branch Chief, Karen Curtis; Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers’ Union Legal Consultant Lakmali Hemachandra; and Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions President Peter Mutasa.
French and Spanish simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
Registration in advance is required.
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Time: 10:00-11:45 a.m. New York
Place: Public webcast from United Nations Headquarters
This session will highlight current challenges and opportunities for accelerating action for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, through implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Solidarity Center’s Robin R. Runge, Equality and Inclusion Co-Director, will participate as part of a labor delegation advocating for ratification of the International Labor Organization’s Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (C190).
Registration is not required to view the webcast.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a hearing on the effect the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) has had in addressing the scourge of sex and labor trafficking around the world. The Commission will host experts to discuss innovative approaches to combating modern slavery and how U.S. resources contribute to this fight. Includes panelist Neha Misra, Solidarity Center Senior Specialist – Migration and Human Trafficking.
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Place: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building
For questions, contact Piero Tozzi at 202-225-3765 (for Rep. Smith) or Kimberly Stanton at 202-225-3599 (for Rep. McGovern).
The hearing will be livestreamed via the Commission website.
Friday, January 17, 2020
Hosted by the Office of U.S. House Representative Pramila Jayapal and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, this briefing will focus on the prevalence of trafficking, severe labor exploitation, wage theft and abuse and harassment in the domestic work industry. Speakers will explain the impacts of these abuses on workers and their families, the reasons for the abuse and the most promising solutions. Includes Alexis De Simone, Solidarity Center program officer.
Time: 12-1:15 P.M.
Place: Longworth House Office Building 1539