Meet the new BHFF’s project for our community!
This year the COVID-19 pandemic and global lockdown made people and countries thought the world close their borders and keep distance. Travelling is still hardly possible for our program participants, that’s why we’ve decided to introduce a brand new format of the MZU Study Trips ONLINE!
If you …
- miss discussions with likeminded people from other countries on your topics,
- remember the inspiration of your study visit and need to refresh it,
- or want to experience MZU study meeting for the first time,
- look for professional expertise and partners for your project,
… then the MZU Study Trips ONLINE project is for you!
The project is implemented jointly with the Young Generation will Change Ukraine Association.
The participation is exclusive and free of charge for the MZU (Molod’ Zminyt’ Ukraiinu) community members and partners. You will receive a zoom link after the registration.
The working language of the events is English without translation.
So, let’s fly!
Check the schedule of the MZU Study Trips ONLINE events in August 2020 and don’t forget to register!
Travel to Oslo and meet with the Changemaker NGO in Norway!
August 3, 2020 at 17:00-18:30 Kyiv Time
The topic of the ONLINE meeting: Of course we can change the world! Advocacy campaign experience from Norway
Changemaker is a Norvegian youth NGO that works with advocacy, addressing decision-makers, in order to change the structures that creates and maintains global injustice.
- Knut Estensvoll Rosmo, Campaign and Network Advisor, Changemaker.
Behind Changemaker’s policy and campaigns you will find research and a thorough analysis. The work is based on a method that is popularly called the Changemaker-method. It can be summarized in three simple points:
- Find the fundamental cause(s) of injustice and possible solutions
- Identify the relevant decision-makers
- Make creative campaigns to influence their decisions
“Changemaker aims to erase the fundamental causes of global injustice. By giving youth options for action against injustice, we want to engage youth in the struggle for a just world. We primarily address Norwegian decision-makers in our campaigns. When we want to change international practice, we both work to influence Norway’s international agenda and typically call upon Norwegian politicians to present our views in international forums”.
Join us online and learn more about advocacy campaigns on the topics of peace, international trade, global health, debt and capital flight, climate and environment.
Registration form: https://forms.gle/TZQD5cYxAH82ipW56
Travel to Vienna and meet with the United Nations Studies Association (UNSA) in Austria!
August 7, 2020 at 17:00-18:30 Kyiv Time
The topics of the ONLINE meeting: FEMICIDE and Climate Crisis Related Migration.
These and other problems the UN Studies Association deals with. UNSA Vienna aims at promoting dialogue about and engagement with most commonly overlooked yet important topics within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.
- Helena Gabriel, MA, Vice-President and Secretary General, United Nations Studies Association (UNSA) Vienna
- Melanie Helm, Climate Crisis and Migration Team Leader, United Nations Studies Association (UNSA) Vienna
FEMICIDE Project: brief introduction
The FEMICIDE team’s work is aimed at raising awareness about and promoting exchange on the topic of femicide, the killing of women because they are women, within the UN framework. Since 2012 the FEMICIDE team, dedicated to ending all forms of violence against women, has called for global action, to end the killing of women because they are women, shown what has been done and what has to be done to improve the safety of women in conflict and in flight, made people aware of the abuse and femicide of older women, tackled the issue of contemporary forms of enslavement of women and girls, attracted attention to state responsibility with regard to femicide, and urged the establishment of a Femicide Watch in every country. The first resolution on gender-related killings adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 confirmed the relevance of the team’s work. A second resolution followed in 2015.
Since the rate of violence against women has increased during the COVID19-crisis, the project team have decided to turn June into the “End Femicide” month.
Climate Crisis Related Migration Project: brief introduction
According to the Global Report on Internal Displacement, in 2018 61 percent, thus 17,2 million of all newly internally displaced were displaced due to sudden on-set disasters such as floods, storms, droughts or wildfires. Yet, this is only the beginning of a problem that will increasingly and inevitably concern us in the future as extreme weather events caused at least in part by climate change are predicted to occur in an ever-increasing number over the next years. Therefore, the problem appears to be clear. Nevertheless, international awareness as well as reactions seem to be rare.