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Stand up for freedom of expression on the place des Nations

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Four chairs and three bronze figures are standing there, in the middle of the place des Nations. Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning, standing on a chair, overlooking the crowd. Beside them a fourth chair has voluntarily been left empty to incite bystanders to climb up themselves. The chance for everyone to freely express themselves next to these whistle-blowers that dared to reveal secrets that some would have never wanted to be revealed. A decision implying heavy consequences, that they are still paying for today.

The Human Rights Council's 30th session starts today

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The Council will be divided into three weeks and the highlights of the Council will include the following: during the first week, the Council will mainly focus on interactive dialogues with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery on Monday 14 September, which will then be followed by a discussion with the Working Group on enforced disappearances on Tuesday 15 September. On the same day, the Council will also have the annual discussion on the integration of gender perspective.

Conference on Women, Peace and Security: Creating Security For All

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First of all, it is important to look back at Resolution 1325, which was at the heart of the conference. The idea of this resolution came after the realization that armed conflicts do not have the same impact on women and men. It is important to create a stable environment and in order to do so, we need to involve every single member of the civil society.

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